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Not sure if I should upgrade GPU for new build or carry over my GPU

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April 9, 2013 4:32:28 PM

I am in the process of building my new build on newegg, and I am wondering if I should upgrade my GPU or transfer my current one to my new system. I have a GTX 560ti 2gb OC from EVGA. For 200-300$, would it be a noticeably bigger upgrade to get a new card or should I save myself the cash?
April 9, 2013 4:38:28 PM

300 bucks would get you a much better card.
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April 9, 2013 4:47:59 PM

My suggestion is to build and reuse your current graphics card.
The GTX560ti is a decent card.
Run with your new build and see how much you really need to upgrade the graphics card.
Exchanging a graphics card is trivially easy if you then decide you want more.

For a significant jump, you are looking north of $300 less what you get for your current card.
That would be a GTX670 class card.
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April 9, 2013 4:52:56 PM

Hi :) 

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All the best Brett :) 
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April 9, 2013 4:55:43 PM

Also if you stay with Nvida you can use your 2nd card as a psx card though if you can sell it and use that money towards a 670 that would be the best route to go, in the mean time I would build every thing keep your old card for now.
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April 9, 2013 5:08:42 PM

I tend to agree with geofelt and ikaz... your "old" card is a nice one and will no doubt perform better with a new build so, why not use it at least for a while? I'd say keep it and save-up to buy a nicer one later on.
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April 9, 2013 5:56:38 PM

Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the help. Money really isn't the issue, just don't want to waste it. I will try out my card in the new build and see how it goes and put my old 260 in the old computer for a spare.
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April 9, 2013 6:24:55 PM

keep ur 560 ti and wait a little less than a year for the next gen. its still a fast card and if your gaming at 1080p or less then you should have no problem "enjoying" all the heavy hitting latest titles even on a mix of ultra/high/medium settings.

if you just cant stand the fact that your not maxing out the latest titles, then get a new card, its really up to you if you want to shell out the cash. if your trying to get the best bang for your buck and want to limit possible wasting of money, just hold on to your 560ti.
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