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Old 08-11-2013, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to upgrade my GPU but I don't have a ton of money to invest in a new one. I've got a Radeon HD 7850 currently and would like something more powerful but I also don't want to spend a fortune on it either. Ideally something in the $300 range would be great and $400+ is too much. I know this kind of question must get asked a lot but when trying to find one myself, I kept finding various GPUs that were the same but from a different manufacurer or would have minor different specs and yet would have vastly different price differences. =\
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is the rest of your hardware and area you are purchasing from?

The 7850 is still rather decent, which is why I'm asking.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Windows 7 64bit, Intel i5 760 2.6ghz, 8gb RAM. And by area do you mean where I live? In which case I live in Canada.
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If you want to keep it under 300.
Newegg.ca - EVGA 02G-P4-2760-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

If you want to spend a little extra.
Newegg.ca - EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

The 760 is the middleman between a 660ti and 670, and is also a suitable upgrade to the 7850.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Out of curiosity, isn't the exactly the same only cheaper?

Newegg.ca - ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

This is why I couldn't figure out the price differences...
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Out of curiosity, isn't the exactly the same only cheaper?

Newegg.ca - ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

This is why I couldn't figure out the price differences...
It's the brand name difference I believe. I don't know enough between the brands to tell them apart myself but I know that is why they differ by $10-20.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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/GeForce-GTX-770-vs-GeForce-GTX-660
GeForce GTX 770 vs 660


GeForce-GTX-760-vs-GeForce-GTX-660
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-...eForce-GTX-660

GeForce-GTX-760-vs-GeForce-GTX-670
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-...eForce-GTX-670


Hope this answers what your asking.
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Out of curiosity, isn't the exactly the same only cheaper?

Newegg.ca - ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

This is why I couldn't figure out the price differences...
It's currently on sale, as the DCU2 cards are typically more expensive due to an elaborate cooler which will cause you PCB sag later. So I don't recommend those.

And actually after doing a bit of proper research (not the gpuboss site, those boss sites are rubbish) it isn't feasible to spend the extra 50-100 on a 670. Just get the 760 as it performs almost the same.
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Out of curiosity, you wouldn't happen to know if an Antec Earth Watts EA-650 PSU would have the right connectors for the 760 would you? I've never installed anything into my computer before but I think I could handle installing a graphics card.
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Yes it would.
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