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GPU Help
« on: March 04, 2015, 09:29:21 pm »
With awesome games like the Witcher 3 and stuff coming out, I'm starting to save up for a new Graphics Card. getting the card will take awhile considering

Make about $100 a week
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And my bank account that has about $500 dollars saved in it, need to pay a tax on my car which is $300.
So the saving up will take a bit of time but I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on good GPUs and stuff I should know about before buying and installing (which i would want to do myself). To my understanding, it should just pop in right?

This is card I was thinking of getting: msi v320-005r nvidia geforce gtx 960 2gb
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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 09:50:45 pm »
This is an empty question if we do not know your motherboard, CPU and RAM.
This both for the sake of compatibility and bottlenecking.


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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 10:00:26 pm »
This is an empty question if we do not know your motherboard, CPU and RAM.
This both for the sake of compatibility and bottlenecking.


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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2015, 10:10:47 pm »
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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 12:30:47 pm »
GTX 960? Nonononononono

I strongly recommend you save up a bit more and get something a bit better, like a 970, that's what I'm doing right now. Trust me, it'll be worth it in the long run.
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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015, 12:36:27 pm »
I'd recommend a 970 too. Of course, I still have an ATI Radeon 6950 back from 2011 which performs perfectly (60 fps on high/max on almost every game) to this day, so I'm not usually the first person advising graphics card upgrades, but since you asked that's my 2 cents.

Don't go cheap with computer parts. It's almost always better to save up a little more and to get the superior hardware than to save an insignificant amount of money on hardware that you're probably gonna have to replace sooner. It ain't worth it.

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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015, 01:09:13 pm »
There has been alot of speculation with the 970 though, NVidia has been getting shit for the card not coming as advertised, Something about the last almost 1gb of memory not being used even when under full load?

Still a great card though, Personally im going for a 980 just because i want to keep my new PC for a few years without making major upgrades unless needed.

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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 01:28:11 pm »
I am waiting for the 1k series. THAT'S a good thing to wait for. Going to get myself a GTX 1000 something and get 420 fps on gaems
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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2015, 01:50:58 pm »
I am waiting for the 1k series. THAT'S a good thing to wait for. Going to get myself a GTX 1000 something and get 420 fps on gaems

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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2015, 02:21:12 pm »
GTX 960? Nonononononono

I strongly recommend you save up a bit more and get something a bit better, like a 970, that's what I'm doing right now. Trust me, it'll be worth it in the long run.
Yeah I posted the wrong link. Was thinking about 970. I would only take a few weeks to save up sum money but Ye. No shit '60s here
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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2015, 02:53:39 pm »
I am waiting for the 1k series. THAT'S a good thing to wait for. Going to get myself a GTX 1000 something and get 420 fps on gaems

What's the point?
The 1k series will have the new Pascal technology, built specially for rendering 3D PROJECTS AND GAMING. So for games it shall be glorious, and run everything on 420 FPS.
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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2015, 03:35:41 pm »
Yes, and if you wait another year, you'll have the 1100 series. Your shit will run outdated anyways.
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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2015, 05:12:59 pm »
There has been alot of speculation with the 970 though, NVidia has been getting shit for the card not coming as advertised, Something about the last almost 1gb of memory not being used even when under full load?

Still a great card though, Personally im going for a 980 just because i want to keep my new PC for a few years without making major upgrades unless needed.

The last 500mb vram uses a lower speed than the other 3500mb. Using it would actually slow down your games but it is almost never used unless you game on something bigger than 1080p. So yes, it is techincally a 3.5gb vram card and a lot of people feel cheated by the fact Nvidia advertised it as 4gb. But like I said, unless you go above 1080p there shouldn't be any problems.

It all comes down to what you are planning to do exactly with your GPU and what you prefer to spend your money on in the end.
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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2015, 10:58:04 pm »
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Re: GPU Help
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2015, 11:06:30 pm »
Yes, and if you wait another year, you'll have the 1100 series. Your shit will run outdated anyways.
In truth, my shit is already pretty outdated. A 750ti is already like 2-3 years old, and I bought mine at the beginning of last year. So I suppose that in like 1-2 years I'll have to switch mine too. My processor is good though, i7-4770 3.5@GHz. And ram is sufficient at the time. I am pretty okay with cooling too. 5 fans excluding my GPUs fans.
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