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Old 11-29-2012, 10:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Hey empty. Why dont you start a thread with your specs and temperatures.

We'll try to help you if we can.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Also, the 650ti performs better than the 7850. If you are having actual problems with your card then an RMA is probably due.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
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So I asked this same question on another forum, and some guy said I would possibly be better off buying a better CPU and some RAM (roughly same price as graphics card), such as this CPU AMD FX 6100 (3.3 GHz) Processor 6-Core socket AM3+ Cache L3 8 Mo 0.032 micron TDP 95W. And eventually buying the graphics card later down the line. And, by doing this I would be getting more fps and my current graphics card would be working better.

But, my graphics card is still loud as **** and its annoying. So I sort of want to replace it anyways. Whats your guys advice on how I should approach this?
Buy the 650 ti, or AMD FX 6100 (3.3 GHz) Processor 6-Core socket AM3+ Cache L3 8 Mo 0.032 micron TDP 95W and some more RAM?
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:35 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Completely untrue. Buying a crap processor with more cores is not going to get you more FPS. As it stands, most of the time the Phenom 2 outpaces the FX line in games because single threaded performance is worse on the FX CPUs. Take a look at my article on CPU and game performance for further explanation as to why this is.

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As P's thread points too, cpu only does so much, and a rare few games use more than 2 cores, so if you think on it, what would 2 more cores do for you sitting idle?
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Thats sort of what I assumed as well. Thank you guys for the reinsurance advice. I really do think that at this point I am going to get a 650 ti by trying snag a good deal on the internet in the next week or two.
I also am thinking about replacing my computer screen/monitor. Ive been using 1600x900 for as long as a I can remember, and really think I want to buy a 1920x1080 screen with good contrast, etc.. Ive been seeing some pretty good deals on monitors as well this week through tigerdirect, newegg, and techbargins. Do you have any recommendation on quality brands to look for with computer monitors?
Also, earlier someone recommended evga for a graphics card brand to buy from, are there any other good choices that you would recommended (since I am shopping for deals sometimes you are limited on what is on sale for cyber week sales)?
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The 650ti is a good card as its performance is comparable to the GTX570.
For screens I would limited to Samsung, Asus, and Dell. I like my NEC, but they can be hit and miss.
For GPU brands, eVGA, MSI, Asus.
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On monitors, really watch for the responce time, cheaper monitors are 6-8ms GTG.

EVGA is the "main" Nvidia only maker. They have some models that are life time warrentees.
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With response time on monitors, what should be a number that is good/acceptable for gaming. Im reading some monitors advertising 6 ms good for a "lag free" experience.
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What responce time though, as there is GTG and BTB.

Grey to Grey is the easiest to do, so it'll be fastest, so like 6ms, but Black to Black is harder and would be around 10ms (i think) for a 6ms GTG.

I think 6ms gtg is not bad, I just bought so Asus
Newegg.ca - ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
Which are supposid 2ms.
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