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Old 05-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Am I looking at a big FPS increase in games from i5 + gtx 460 -> i5 + gtx 580?

edit: I found out about the GTX 670, it's $400 and performs better than the GTX 580 according to these benchmarks http://www.pcworld.com/article/25535...rformance.html
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Am I looking at a big FPS increase in games from i5 + gtx 460 -> i5 + gtx 580?

edit: I found out about the GTX 670, it's $400 and performs better than the GTX 580 according to these benchmarks Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Card Review | PCWorld
It does, but you'll be waiting a long time for stock.
Yes, I went from a 465 to a 580 and there is a substantial increase in performance.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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What's the difference from Reference and Stock cards? (I'm assuming you're speaking about that). I'm guessing it has to do with out of the factory settings and improved "stock settings"?

edit: Also, I wanted a Z77 Board (sorry didn't specify that in the original post), I was looking around and found this, thought it was pretty solid, what do ya think? It's $140 + $8 shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157293
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No, I mean it will be a while before retailers get any in stock. The 680s are still all on auto notify and I'm sure the 670s will be too.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ah okay, I edited my message about this motherboard I thought was pretty darn solid, it's $140. What do you think about it?

Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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That's the exact board I'm looking to upgrade to.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:36 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah, seems good huh?

Anyways I'll be upgrading this by the end May or so, and now it's time for the waiting game.

Thanks for the help on parts etc.. PP Mguire. If anything I'll make another thread before I hit that awesome "confirm purchase" button.
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By then prices might be lower and the 670s might have adequate stock.
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ASRock a good motherboard company? Only have experience with ASUS on the motherboard field.
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ASRock in the past few years have got their act together. For this gen they make some pretty good boards (despite what some say).
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