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    GPU upgrade

    I'm in the market for a new GPU. My current Geforce 9600GT isn't cutting the mustard anymore.

    Need some feedback on these if anyone has any...Newegg has good reviews.

    GPU1:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162079

    GPU2:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130625

    GPU3:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125410



    *i shouldn't need to upgrade mobo or processor or PS to run these, correct?
    as long as they are PCI-E 2.0 i should be good, correct?

    current specs :
    Asus P5E mobo
    Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe) LGA775 2.66GHz
    4GB DDR2-800 (Crucial)
    Supreme HD Audio SFX
    750W Thermaltake PS

    *(i excluded the GPU)
    yes i know, i built this rig back in 08.

    Need Skate.For.Life

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    Giving me more options! Its hard enough! lol. All though that EVGA superclocked is pretty nice.


    oh yes MY PRICE POINT IS <$150

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    This is what I have:

    [Display]
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit (Service Pack 1)
    DirectX version: 11.0
    GPU processor: GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    Driver version: 285.62
    DirectX support: 11
    CUDA Cores: 192
    Core clock: 951 MHz
    Shader clock: 1903 MHz
    Memory clock: 2178 MHz (4356 MHz data rate)
    Memory interface: 192-bit
    Total available graphics memory: 4095 MB
    Dedicated video memory: 1024 MB GDDR5
    System video memory: 0 MB
    Shared system memory: 3071 MB
    Video BIOS version: 70.26.3A.00.50
    IRQ: 16
    Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2



    It runs D3 good at max settings with 1600x900 resolution. I say it runs the game at 90% quality. The other 10% there is a drop of fps.

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    looks good. what exact card is that?

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    Both of the cards I listed are under $150, I'd go for the superclocked one I posted spec wise it is better than the one listed above.

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    yea i noted that

    wow it is better...i think i will. thanks.

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    No problem at all

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    EVGA all the way. I've always paid a small premium for their cards just b/c of the customer service. If you'd ever had to contact them for a replace or warranty, you know what i'm talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWoriginal View Post
    the 550ti is about as good as the 570, the superclocked one I posted should be the same or better than a 570 so getting a 560 would be a step backward from that perspective.

    +132341231 on EVGA being awesome

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    thats for the tips. i went ahead and with with the EVGA Superclocked card. Once i get some seat time with it I'll share how it works.

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    550ti is faster than 560ti?

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    I'd say the 550ti superclock is faster than a 560ti but maybe not a 560ti superclock either way you wouldn't notice the difference you would only really see it through benchmark scores.

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    lol i know right. the gtx 560 shits all over the 550ti

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    If the 560 is in his price range then sure but more importantly we need to know what kind of games he will be playing.

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    kinda doesnt matter since he already got that 550ti, bro.

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    exactly so you're argument is invalid because of my bird hair

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    it'll do me good im sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LabtopThief_jr View Post
    If the 560 is in his price range then sure but more importantly we need to know what kind of games he will be playing.
    that's why i linked those 2 560ti's. one was $150 and the other $155. the 560ti is supposed to be the "sweet spot" in desktop budget builds. great card for the price. u can build a nice budget gaming desktop with an i3/i5 + 560ti for under $600.

    i know a buddy with a reference 560ti (no OC) and he's playing D3 @ max settings.

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