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Post by S7 Zalacious on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:50 pm

Looking to upgrade my pc.

Current set up:

Windows 7
i7 3.4 quad
8G DDR3 Ram
GT 440 graphics card
Can't remember what kind of power supply I have but I think it was a stock 500 watt.

I am trying to upgrade my rig a bit, specifically the video card as that is the biggest bottleneck on my rig.

Been shopping around online but I feel a bit out of touch with vid cards.

I found this particular card earlier today and was thinking about picking it up...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=356682&csid=_61

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by Atrum on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:55 pm

Go with the Geforce 560ti

It's by far the best performance to cost card out on the market right now.
It's a little more spendy, but definitely worth the step up as it will last you until your next PC build. Especially with an i7 and 8GB of RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130683

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Sticky on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:00 pm

AtrumX wrote:Go with the Geforce 560ti

It's by far the best performance to cost card out on the market right now.
It's a little more spendy, but definitely worth the step up as it will last you until your next PC build. Especially with an i7 and 8GB of RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130683

would have to agree i run the 560ti right now i have no problem running the newest games out there



but the new gen 660 is cheaper and comes with assassins creed 3 this is what im looking into getting for xmas
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130826



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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Zalacious on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:02 pm

Checked out the card, Unfortunately the price is significantly higher than the 550. Think I might just wait a little while longer for the price to come down. I also found this card on newegg as well...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130826

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Zalacious on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:02 pm

S7 Sticky wrote:
AtrumX wrote:Go with the Geforce 560ti

It's by far the best performance to cost card out on the market right now.
It's a little more spendy, but definitely worth the step up as it will last you until your next PC build. Especially with an i7 and 8GB of RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130683

would have to agree i run the 560ti right now i have no problem running the newest games out there



but the new gen 660 is cheaper and comes with assassins creed 3 this is what im looking into getting for xmas
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130826


lol we saw the same card.

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Sticky on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:03 pm

if you have the cash i would go for it !!!! solid card plus free shipping and with a good game

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by Atrum on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:01 am

The 660 isn't quite up to par with the 560ti but it's still definitely a solid buy. If you're itching for a new card, that's a solid option.

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Sticky on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:52 am

AtrumX wrote:The 660 isn't quite up to par with the 560ti but it's still definitely a solid buy. If you're itching for a new card, that's a solid option.

ya i was reading more into it and it seems that really the only new gen thats even worth it is the 680's series


between the 560 and 660 its almost the same .




so it looks for me ill be sticking with my 560ti for now at least ... which in the end i should just be happy as like i said i run every new game out just fine and maxed out , other then bf3 i run that on high setting still ......


btw bf3 alot funner on pc

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Epic on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:06 pm

Get the same as me!!!

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3233101&CatId=7387

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by Atrum on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:35 pm

One of my friends picked that card up not long ago. Very nice epic.

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Post by S7 Sticky on Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:01 pm

should be for the price ill wait for them to come down before i would think of picking up a 680

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Post by S7 Epic on Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:46 pm

S7 Sticky wrote:should be for the price ill wait for them to come down before i would think of picking up a 680

So, you'll basically just wait wait for an 860 to come out then...?

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Sticky on Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:53 pm

S7 Epic wrote:
S7 Sticky wrote:should be for the price ill wait for them to come down before i would think of picking up a 680

So, you'll basically just wait wait for an 860 to come out then...?

as it stands i do great with my 560 so from a gaming point i dont feel the needs to buy a 680 let alone 2 dont get me wrong they are epic cards and im sure they never drop frames.... just at this point of time with going to school full time along side working full time my money is better off going to hookers and blow aka bills

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Epic on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:52 pm

S7 Sticky wrote:
S7 Epic wrote:
S7 Sticky wrote:should be for the price ill wait for them to come down before i would think of picking up a 680

So, you'll basically just wait wait for an 860 to come out then...?

as it stands i do great with my 560 so from a gaming point i dont feel the needs to buy a 680 let alone 2 dont get me wrong they are epic cards and im sure they never drop frames.... just at this point of time with going to school full time along side working full time my money is better off going to hookers and blow aka bills

I'm not ragging on you, I'm just saying by that time, there'll be newer cards that have the same performance, for less heat/power/DX12/etc.

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Sticky on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:03 pm

S7 Epic wrote:
I'm not ragging on you, I'm just saying by that time, there'll be newer cards that have the same performance, for less heat/power/DX12/etc.


all good and i do agree that will more then likely be when there as a big price drop on that card

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by Atrum on Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:21 pm

Buy this now Z

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7191450&SRCCODE=NEXTAG&cm_mmc_o=2mHCjCWw0fzTCjCVqHCjCdwwp&cpncode=30-92290260-2

If anyone has his # it's a today only sale and it's basically $100 off the 560ti

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Post by S7 Sticky on Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:37 pm

AtrumX wrote:Buy this now Z

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7191450&SRCCODE=NEXTAG&cm_mmc_o=2mHCjCWw0fzTCjCVqHCjCdwwp&cpncode=30-92290260-2

If anyone has his # it's a today only sale and it's basically $100 off the 560ti

seen him on xbox and sent him a message

also posted on his FB wall



@atrum EPIC find makes me want to SLI mine now =)

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by Xpert2010 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:00 pm

Too bad I don't have a whole lotta money to spend after moving into new place. Oh well, my computer runs just fine anyway. No real need to upgrade or build a new one just yet.

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Post by Atrum on Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:02 pm

Yeah, I was pretty tempted to SLI mine as well. Going to pass on it for now as it runs just fine as is.

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Zalacious on Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:07 pm

Got a message from Sticky via FB but I couldn't buy the card in time as they were sold out. Thanks anyways guys.

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Zalacious on Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:34 pm

I am still looking for a new card at a good buy. Been checking Amazon, tiger direct, and newegg almost daily. If anyone happens to see a good buy let me know. Looking to spend no more than about 150$.

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Post by S7 Sticky on Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:35 pm

ill keep my eye out sir

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Re: Need a little pc advice

Post by S7 Zalacious on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:15 pm

Finally decided on a card....


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009KUT3D6/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00


Not the best card by any means but for the price and specs it will do nicely!

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Post by S7 Coolhand on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:43 pm

Looks good! I like EVGA and 128bit is enough.
A good benchmark - in the top 40 on this list of high end cards. I really like the price too.
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

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Post by S7 Sticky on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:55 pm

its a solid card and should make u happy and not a bad price at all

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