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Old 11-30-2013, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, so this is my current build, which you guys helped me with a couple years back (Thank you, Thank you). I am currently thinking about upgrading a part or two of my build. I was leaning towards the GPU, because I think the HDMI port went out on it ( I still have to try and hook it up to TV to see if its the GPU, or the monitor). But I before I went ahead and did anything, I wanted to opinion of my fellow forum members who are more knowledgeable in this area. If you agree with upgrading the GPU, please give me some recommendations, I am looking around the $300 price range. Or if you think something else needs to be upgraded first, by all means let me know. As far as games I play on here is a short list; Diablo 3 (sometimes) Final Fantasy XIV, LoL, BF3, Darksiders etc. Also, while were getting to know each other, if you have any other recommendations for games that you're like OMG try this game, please let me know (no WoW).

Here is the current set up.

RAM - x2 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-

GPU - EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

HD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

SSD - SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

MOBO - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

PSU - Rosewill CAPSTONE-750 750W Continuous @ 50C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Power

Thanks for taking the time to look and help me out, it is much appreciated.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's still a decent system, but if I had to chime in, I would suggest a new GPU (660 ti, 760, etc...)

Just my 2 cents... I have an Asrock Z77 Extreme3 mobo for sale (not listed on TF yet) if your interested.
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I suggest the R9 280x.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What makes the R9 280x so special? Good performance for the price, personal preference, does one manufacturer have a better r9 280x, because I am seeing a bunch of different manufactureres offer the R9 280x.
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Best performance level for the money. My personal preference is Nvidia, but the 770 is usually 30 bucks more for about the same level of performance an 1GB less VRAM.

Any brand really. For AMD I stick to Asus, XFX, and Sapphire.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What are your opinions on this one? It's a cyber Monday deal, just want to know if it'll be a significant upgrade it no, and whether it's worth the money.



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GIGABYTE GV-N760OC-2GD REV2.0 GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125466

Thanks in advance!!
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What are your opinions on this one? It's a cyber Monday deal, just want to know if it'll be a significant upgrade it no, and whether it's worth the money.



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GIGABYTE GV-N760OC-2GD REV2.0 GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N760OC-2GD REV2.0 GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card

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Newegg says it's sold out, FYI.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Guess it was a good deal
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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http://m.tigerdirect.com/products/8521681

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0 (x16), 1x Dual-Link DVI-D, 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11.1, SLI, Dual-Slot, ACX Cooler, (02G-P4-3765-KR)

This one is in stock
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Can't really suggest anything lower than a 770 or 280x from your 570. I have a 580 and overclocked I'm getting between 660ti and 670 performance which is relevant to 760 performance. I mean for 216 it's a good deal, but I guess it all depends on if it's worth it to you. Personally I say just spend your budget and go with one of the two above.
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