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upgrading 9800gt for gaming

BUDGET RANGE: €100 - €200

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (elder scrolls online, AC4, watch dogs, most multiplatform games) - Photoshop(CS3)

the games don't have to be maxed out with 60fps, high settings with a minimum fps of 40-45 is okay.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: NVidia Geforce 9800gt (1GB DDR3) - Bequiet dark power pro P8 750W PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Quad 2.66GHz
MOBO: Asus P7P55D
RAM: 8GB DDR3

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: /

PARTS PREFERENCES: compatible with current setup

OVERCLOCKING: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: as stated above, I want to use this pc for gaming and photoshop. Would it be okay if I only replaced the GPU, or is it necessary to replace other parts as well.
Like I said, it doesn't have to be top-notch, but still decent to play games at a decent framerate and preferably on high settings (at least for the first two years)

Thanks
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  1. Best answer
    This is the way to go for you -

    Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti with Direct CU II Cooling

    http://www.ebuyer.com/455280-asus-gtx660-ti-2gb-gddr5-6008mhz-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-gtx660-ti-dc2o-2gd5

    The best out there (GTX 760 is out of your budget from ebuyer).
    You would be able to get 60 FPS constant on high settings on almost all games out there with ease. The card is also very quiet and fast.
  2. luckiest charm said:
    This is the way to go for you -

    Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti with Direct CU II Cooling

    http://www.ebuyer.com/455280-asus-gtx660-ti-2gb-gddr5-6008mhz-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-gtx660-ti-dc2o-2gd5

    The best out there (GTX 760 is out of your budget from ebuyer).
    You would be able to get 60 FPS constant on high settings on almost all games out there with ease. The card is also very quiet and fast.


    do I also have to update the cpu? or is this one still good enough?
    thanks for the answer!
  3. Your CPU is still excellent. You'd probably have a hard time getting hold of an LGA1156 i7 and it wouldn't give much benefit anyway. What country are you in?
  4. sam_p_lay said:
    Your CPU is still excellent. You'd probably have a hard time getting hold of an LGA1156 i7 and it wouldn't give much benefit anyway. What country are you in?


    Belgium
    but if it's still good enough, I'll stick with the current one.
  5. Yeah there won't be any benefit to gaming performance until at least Skylake, and maybe not even then. AMD aren't really pushing Intel hard enough that Intel are making much effort now.
  6. Your CPU is overall excellent as of now. :)
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