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September 6, 2013 10:22:08 PM

Morning peeps,

Just looking for some general advice with regards to getting a new graphics card.

I have a Dell XPS 8100.
I've just doubled my memory to 16 gig DDR 3.

I've also just put in a corsair tx650 to enable the upgrade of a decent GC.

the 2 I'm looking at are :

1) http://www.maplin.co.uk/evga-geforce-gtx-760-sc-w-acx-c...

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2) http://www.dabs.com/products/zotac-geforce-gtx-760-993m...

I'm sure they are pretty much the same card just made by different companies.

I'm also pretty sure that the new PSU has the connectors to use either GC.

Does anyone have any prior exp with either GC?
Or can some1 please recommend 1 for me?

I'm looking to get 2-3 years out of it as I have my eye on a PS4 rather than a new PC all together.

Thanks in advance :) 

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September 6, 2013 11:21:33 PM

Wyer said:
Morning peeps,

Just looking for some general advice with regards to getting a new graphics card.

I have a Dell XPS 8100.
I've just doubled my memory to 16 gig DDR 3.

I've also just put in a corsair tx650 to enable the upgrade of a decent GC.

the 2 I'm looking at are :

1) http://www.maplin.co.uk/evga-geforce-gtx-760-sc-w-acx-c...

&

2) http://www.dabs.com/products/zotac-geforce-gtx-760-993m...

I'm sure they are pretty much the same card just made by different companies.

I'm also pretty sure that the new PSU has the connectors to use either GC.

Does anyone have any prior exp with either GC?
Or can some1 please recommend 1 for me?

I'm looking to get 2-3 years out of it as I have my eye on a PS4 rather than a new PC all together.

Thanks in advance :) 


I don't have personal experience with the 760, but I hear good things about them. Personally, I would go with the Evga model. I have their 660 SC and I love it.

Cheers.
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September 7, 2013 8:22:49 AM

The reason I am looking at that 1 is PC Gamer use it in their rigs to review games.
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a c 187 U Graphics card
September 7, 2013 10:04:53 AM

What CPU is installed? Some XPS8100s I'm seeing have the older dual core i5 650 which is a little weak to drive a GTX760 card.
The single fan reference cooler is OK, but no more than that I'd say the EVGA with its better cooler is a better choice.
BTW, shop around! :http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
Also: Scan, CCL, Aria, Novatech, Pixmania, Ebuyer and Amazon...amongst many others ;) .
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September 7, 2013 10:24:13 AM

I've got a i7 860 @ 2.80 Ghz Quad Core.
Didn't even think about the CPU!
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September 7, 2013 10:35:03 AM

Wyer said:
I've got a i7 860 @ 2.80 Ghz Quad Core.
Didn't even think about the CPU!


I speak from personal experience when I say WHEN IN DOUBT, UPGRADE YOUR CPU!! I have the fx6200 and its bottlenecking my sli gtx 660s bad. I'm in the process of getting the fx 8350.

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a c 187 U Graphics card
September 7, 2013 11:20:23 AM

@ Wyer: That's why you posted here-to get advice from the best...Right? ;) 
Even with the i7 you'll see some reduction in performance with a GTX760.
This can be addressed:
1: Say "bo998567 I don't care".
2: Load the card up with eye candy, therefore slowing it down a bit.
3: Overclock the CPU (AND load the card with eye candy :)  ).
Upgrading the CPU isn't likely to gain much, and you'll find sourcing an upgrade may prove difficult-most of us with Intel Quads of that generation seem to be holding on to them.
Not everyone is happy wielding the overclock stick, so if you feel unhappy, don't do it, but I suggest you at least take a look at the Overclocking Forum stickies first and get some idea of what you may/may not be letting yourself in for. Not all XPS systems will allow it either-so the choice may have already been made for you.
If you want to save a few quid you could look at the GTX660Ti instead, and, as always, shop around for whatever you decide to get, and keep an eye out for the 'specials'.
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September 7, 2013 11:31:33 AM

Never over clocked before.....*scared face*

I don't mind a slight reduction in performance, a reduction in end product rather than what I am having to 'put up' now is an upgrade :) 

Thanks for the help.
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a c 187 U Graphics card
September 7, 2013 11:56:00 AM

^ Be afraid.
Very afraid :) 
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September 10, 2013 10:07:29 AM

Went for the Zotac 760 and I'm not disappointed!
Running all the games I play on full settings with no problems!!

It was a bit of a "How the hell am I getting that in there?!" moment this morning but I got it in all tho, the side of the case isn't going on.
Going to attempt to build my own now after fitting a PSU, Ram and new GC.
Just going to get a new case and motherboard, transfer my stuff over and upgrade the CPU when money permits :) 
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