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February 11, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Hey guys I am looking to upgrade my current PC's graphics card for it is a piece of complete shit...
Here is my computer right now
http://www.legitreviews.com/cyberpower-gamer-ultra-2098...
As you can see I have an AMD Radeon 6670 GPU currently, I am looking for something like a GTX 650ti or maybe even 660 but need some suggestions... Also need to know if they will be compatible with my computer's motherboard and what not.
Here is something that I am looking at now,
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-s...$abcat0507002&cp=3&lp=8
I've talked to a few friends that recommend this card but still want to explore other options before I buy, thanks for the help in advance!

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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2014 10:55:19 AM

Either 650ti or also consider R7 260X, slightly faster.
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February 11, 2014 10:57:42 AM

your motherboard will take any standard pci-x cards that are out there now. check your power supply see if it has one 12v rail or two. if it one rail 500w unit and of a good brand. I would wait a few days as the new nvidia 750 ti is dropping.
see how is test out speed wise from the older 650 ti boost cards and the 270x. the newer maxwell 750ti only uses power from the motherboard and does not need a 6 pin power.
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2014 10:58:15 AM

dmaxpower24 said:
Hey guys I am looking to upgrade my current PC's graphics card for it is a piece of complete shit...
Here is my computer right now
http://www.legitreviews.com/cyberpower-gamer-ultra-2098...
As you can see I have an AMD Radeon 6670 GPU currently, I am looking for something like a GTX 650ti or maybe even 660 but need some suggestions... Also need to know if they will be compatible with my computer's motherboard and what not.
Here is something that I am looking at now,
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-s...$abcat0507002&cp=3&lp=8
I've talked to a few friends that recommend this card but still want to explore other options before I buy, thanks for the help in advance!


What games will you be playing? If you are playing Battlefield 4, get

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($195.99 @ Staples)
Total: $314.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 13:56 EST-0500)

Otherwise, get

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $277.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 13:54 EST-0500)

The BF4 setup is much, much better than the second option for anything else, due to it being a generation newer.
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February 11, 2014 11:20:28 AM

Andrew Buck said:
dmaxpower24 said:
Hey guys I am looking to upgrade my current PC's graphics card for it is a piece of complete shit...
Here is my computer right now
http://www.legitreviews.com/cyberpower-gamer-ultra-2098...
As you can see I have an AMD Radeon 6670 GPU currently, I am looking for something like a GTX 650ti or maybe even 660 but need some suggestions... Also need to know if they will be compatible with my computer's motherboard and what not.
Here is something that I am looking at now,
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-s...$abcat0507002&cp=3&lp=8
I've talked to a few friends that recommend this card but still want to explore other options before I buy, thanks for the help in advance!


What games will you be playing? If you are playing Battlefield 4, get

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($195.99 @ Staples)
Total: $314.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 13:56 EST-0500)

Otherwise, get

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $277.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 13:54 EST-0500)

The BF4 setup is much, much better than the second option for anything else, due to it being a generation newer.

I'm just looking for a 1GB card because I believe, if I am not mistaken, that you just need more memory if your big into video editing and that I am not, and I really mostly play stuff like Payday, DayZ, Borderlands and maybe some League...
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2014 11:26:10 AM

dmaxpower24 said:
Andrew Buck said:
dmaxpower24 said:
Hey guys I am looking to upgrade my current PC's graphics card for it is a piece of complete shit...
Here is my computer right now
http://www.legitreviews.com/cyberpower-gamer-ultra-2098...
As you can see I have an AMD Radeon 6670 GPU currently, I am looking for something like a GTX 650ti or maybe even 660 but need some suggestions... Also need to know if they will be compatible with my computer's motherboard and what not.
Here is something that I am looking at now,
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-s...$abcat0507002&cp=3&lp=8
I've talked to a few friends that recommend this card but still want to explore other options before I buy, thanks for the help in advance!


What games will you be playing? If you are playing Battlefield 4, get

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($195.99 @ Staples)
Total: $314.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 13:56 EST-0500)

Otherwise, get

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $277.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 13:54 EST-0500)

The BF4 setup is much, much better than the second option for anything else, due to it being a generation newer.

I'm just looking for a 1GB card because I believe, if I am not mistaken, that you just need more memory if your big into video editing and that I am not, and I really mostly play stuff like Payday, DayZ, Borderlands and maybe some League...


You will need higher than 1GB of VRAM for gaming, because if there is any AA or high textures, they are put in VRAM. If you go over your VRAM limit, you get freezes and stuttering.
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February 11, 2014 11:28:13 AM

Yeah I am looking for something a little cheaper so what kind of card to you recommend I go with considering the games I play, like a 2GB 650ti or what?
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2014 11:29:55 AM

dmaxpower24 said:
Yeah I am looking for something a little cheaper so what kind of card to you recommend I go with considering the games I play, like a 2GB 650ti or what?


A 650 Ti or 650 Ti Boost is good for what you are doing. An alternative is the Radeon R7 260X which is almost the same at the same price.
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2014 11:48:07 AM

dmaxpower24 said:
How's something like this because my CPU is also a piece of shit
http://gyazo.com/fbe62a8ade75e6ee0a534981d3a421e4


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $277.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 13:54 EST-0500)
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February 11, 2014 1:47:02 PM

Andrew Buck said:
dmaxpower24 said:
How's something like this because my CPU is also a piece of shit
http://gyazo.com/fbe62a8ade75e6ee0a534981d3a421e4


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $277.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 13:54 EST-0500)

So I need some help deciding, this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So i dont know much about GPUs and looking at the specs, the R7 260x looks like it matches the 650ti except for the "core clock" (the 260X is higher) so i dont know if this is better but if it is better it is much cheaper
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2014 2:08:32 PM

dmaxpower24 said:
Andrew Buck said:
dmaxpower24 said:
How's something like this because my CPU is also a piece of shit
http://gyazo.com/fbe62a8ade75e6ee0a534981d3a421e4


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $277.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 13:54 EST-0500)

So I need some help deciding, this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So i dont know much about GPUs and looking at the specs, the R7 260x looks like it matches the 650ti except for the "core clock" (the 260X is higher) so i dont know if this is better but if it is better it is much cheaper


No doubt the R7 260X. It has higher benchmark scores, shown by the higher amount of cores.
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February 11, 2014 4:35:30 PM

So would you recommend the 260X for it being cheaper and having a higher performance, and now I am just considering buying a GTX 660 for about $20 extra, I have read that it blows any 650 out of the water... Any specific recommendations for a 660?
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February 11, 2014 5:00:57 PM

I completely second an FX-6300 and R7 260X, preferably the Asus R7 260X. Running DayZ standalone can be a little challenging, but with the right cooling and settings it can be done flawlessly.
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February 11, 2014 5:33:43 PM

Really? I was looking more into the GIGABYTE R7 260X... but what doe you mean by the right cooling? Would I need to also buy a CPU cooler or what?
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2014 6:03:02 PM

dmaxpower24 said:
Really? I was looking more into the GIGABYTE R7 260X... but what doe you mean by the right cooling? Would I need to also buy a CPU cooler or what?


For the FX-6300, maybe. Depends if you are overclocking or not. If you are overclocking, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ( http://www.microcenter.com/product/373900/Hyper_212_EVO... ) is pretty good for that CPU. Keep in mind you will need thermal compound for that. ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ). Use THCOM25OFF as a promo code for 25% off.

The 260X is much better than the 650. The 650 Ti is more competative with it, but the 260X still kicks it over. The 260X has 896 unified shaders vs the 768 of the 650 Ti. The 650 Ti is awful at Texture Fillrate, but the 260X does 61.6 billion of them in a second. The Pixel Fillrate of the 650 Ti is 14.8 GPixels, whereas the 260X is 17.6 GPixels. The clock for the 260X is 1100 MHz versus the 928 MHz of the 650 Ti. It also usually has 2048 MB of VRAM vs the 1024 of the 650 Ti. I hope this clears up the decision! Good luck!
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February 11, 2014 6:10:49 PM

Thanks, this helps a lot and I was not planning on overclocking my CPU but as for the 260X, is there a specific card you would recommend?
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February 12, 2014 5:53:24 AM

What about like if I got a 660 instead would that also be able to fit my case and mobo and what not?
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