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Upgrading my 560ti to... $200-$250

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November 27, 2013 7:09:40 PM

About a year ago i joined this forum. I had just built my first PC and was extremely cocky. I uploaded screenshots of my "overclock" on my fx6300. As a few pointed out, I was throttling my cpu badly with a software overclock. For those that saw that, I apologize for my previous ignorance. I am now running at 4.4ghz on my fx6300 at about 1.4v with a bios overclock this time(much to the information i gleaned from this forum) :)  Cinebench 11.5 score is 5.9

My current gpu is an EVGA 560ti 2gb Edition

I have been noticing lowered framerates in newer games and what better time to buy a gpu than black friday.

Quick system Specs:
Asrock 970 Extreme 3
Fx6300 @ 4.4 ghz
CM Hyper 212 evo
EVGA 560ti 2gb @ 970/2200mhz
Antec 650w PSU
16gb(4x4) Gskill 1600
WD 10k Rpm

I know my cpu isnt the greatest but it seems to be holding up fine for me at the moment. Can only afford to upgrade one at a time.

I am hoping to spend around $200 on a black friday sale. Current ideas are 670, 760, and 280x. Can not spend over $250 and would like to spend the least possible(while still getting the most performance i can)

None of these GPU's should be bottlenecked by my gpu on most games correct?

Thanks for reading! Any ideas appreciated.

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a b K Overclocking
November 27, 2013 7:15:32 PM

fx 6300 is a decent cpu, it can definitely hold its own in gaming using single graphics cards. You will certainly not have any bottlenecking with a $250 gpu.

in order I would try to buy 280x>670>760 (the 280x is about the same as a 770).

With any of the above, you should be able to play any game on Ultra at 1080p. I have assembled a fx-6300 with a 760 and it had no trouble with bf3 and planetside 2.
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November 27, 2013 7:18:44 PM

oczdude8 said:
fx 6300 is a decent cpu, it can definitely hold its own in gaming using single graphics cards. You will certainly not have any bottlenecking with a $250 gpu.

in order I would try to buy 280x>670>760 (the 280x is about the same as a 770).

With any of the above, you should be able to play any game on Ultra at 1080p. I have assembled a fx-6300 with a 760 and it had no trouble with bf3 and planetside 2.


Planetside 2 was the main game that was giving me troubles. The 760 is in some peoples eyes supposed to be a better buy than a 670? Sorry for being out of it. Havent look at hardware since i built this machine.
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a b K Overclocking
November 28, 2013 3:52:26 PM

your cpu should be able to handle planetside 2, and plus they are constantly optimizing it to make it run better.

also a 670 is slighter faster then a 760 :http://www.anandtech.com/show/7103/nvidia-geforce-gtx-7...
and more expensive.

A 760 should be enough for you to play planetside on ultra
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December 8, 2013 8:28:49 PM

Could have picked up a 760 for $200 but waited too long and it sold out. Sticking with the 560ti for awhile i guess... :( 

Thanks for your advice oczdude.
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a b K Overclocking
December 9, 2013 2:23:19 PM

np, don't worry boxing day and all that jazz is just around the corner.
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