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Old 05-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:21 PM   #2
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121434

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130629
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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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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Old 05-20-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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looks good. what exact card is that?
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #6
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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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Old 05-20-2012, 02:23 PM   #7
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yea i noted that

wow it is better...i think i will. thanks.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #8
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No problem at all
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:57 PM   #9
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much better option: http://slickdeals.net/f/4316924-Giga...est-online-yet

$155 after rebate. $165 without: http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffil...A&promoid=1058
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:59 PM   #10
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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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Old 05-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #11
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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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Old 05-20-2012, 10:27 PM   #12
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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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Old 05-20-2012, 11:34 PM   #13
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550ti is faster than 560ti?
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:51 PM   #14
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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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Old 05-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #15
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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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Old 05-21-2012, 12:16 AM   #17
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kinda doesnt matter since he already got that 550ti, bro.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:53 AM   #18
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exactly so you're argument is invalid because of my bird hair
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:12 AM   #19
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it'll do me good im sure.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:37 AM   #20
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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.
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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