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February 7, 2014 7:51:11 AM

I currently have a gtx 670 with a reference fan and I play on a 1080p 144hz monitor.

The main reason I’d "like" to upgrade is because of the noise it makes when it gets hot which is pretty often. It sounds a lot like a jet plane it taking off, which annoys the people that live with me as I play at night a lot.
So if I was to upgrade and I had let’s say a £400-£500 budget what card would you guys advise me to get or would you guys recommend me to tell my roommates to stop being bitches and wait for the 8xx series.

CPU overclocking question (3570k)
I'm a newb at overclocking CPUs but somebody told me I had a pretty good chip I can get a stable 4.3 OC at 1.1v do I have a "golden/good" chip, and if I do, how much can I sell it for (just curios) ;p?

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February 7, 2014 7:58:22 AM

Tell them to stop being bitches. Just about any high-powered card is going to give you some degree of fan noise. I can tell you the 700 series is pretty quiet and if you use a custom fan profile, they don't get too loud compared to previous generations. Given your budget, I'd grab a 780 or if you can find a 780 ti toward the top end of your budget range, hop on it. I prefer EVGA cards. Other than that, good video cards always make a degree of noise. Jet engine is pretty bad though.
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February 7, 2014 8:04:17 AM

yeah it gets really loud, which can be annoying for people when I'm late night gaming. Do you think a 3gb GPU will last me 2-3 years at 1080p without any issues, as I generally don't upgrade that often.
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February 7, 2014 8:09:22 AM

By the time your GTX 780 or 780ti can no longer play games at 1080p you will be itching for an upgrade anyway. I wouldn't get rid of your 3570k as It's just fine. You will most likely not see any gaming improvement by upgrading to a i7.
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February 7, 2014 8:11:53 AM

BigBAWZ said:
By the time your GTX 780 or 780ti can no longer play games at 1080p you will be itching for an upgrade anyway.


Ok thanks. as you have a 3570k at 4.3 mind telling me what volts you use to keep it stable? not planning of upgrading it tbh just wondering how much i could sell it for if its a "golden" chip
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February 7, 2014 8:17:28 AM

zqa20 said:
BigBAWZ said:
By the time your GTX 780 or 780ti can no longer play games at 1080p you will be itching for an upgrade anyway.


Ok thanks. as you have a 3570k at 4.3 mind telling me what volts you use to keep it stable? not planning of upgrading it tbh just wondering how much i could sell it for if its a "golden" chip


Im not sure right off hand, but I belive mine is at 4.3GHz at 1.12V at 56c at full load.
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February 7, 2014 8:20:41 AM

Ok thanks. there's a bit of a gap between the 780 and 780t in terms of price, would the 290x be a feasible option, as it sits right in the middle price wise? I do enjoy all the physx in bl2 but that's the only game i've seen it in ;/.
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February 7, 2014 8:25:08 AM

Another reason you go for Nvidia cards is the quality of their drivers. I'm curious myself about the R9 290x because the stuttering issue is fixed at the hardware level with the 290 and 290x, but after my last experience with my radeon 5850s, I'm still reluctant to try any AMD GPUs. Each new driver release fixed one issue, but introduced two others. Aside from the well-documented stuttering issues with AMD cards, the other driver issues were maddening.
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February 7, 2014 8:27:07 AM

Do you predict cross platform games preforming better on the AMD side due to there GPUs being in the consoles?
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February 7, 2014 8:34:38 AM

Why would it? You run your own instance of the multi-player application on your PC. How would the way graphics on your PC are rendered matter to the other players or the larger game in general? You know what I mean?
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February 7, 2014 8:38:46 AM

Have you considered water cooling you GPU with a custom loop or closed loop like the NZXT Kraken G10. In this way you will have fairly quite operations.
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February 7, 2014 9:26:15 AM

gameboy1998 said:
Have you considered water cooling you GPU with a custom loop or closed loop like the NZXT Kraken G10. In this way you will have fairly quite operations.


I was thinking of this too but you have to remember, water cooling requires a radiator with fans blowing across it. Fans are a necessary evil either way. I guess you could use quieter fans than would be on the GPU on the radiator?
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