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February 11, 2014 11:25:59 PM

My current setup is intel core i7 extreme 975 cpu making 3.3ghz with a asus p6t deluxe v2 motherboard, 12gb of corsair ddr3 ram memory, a power supply with 1200w, running windows 7 ultimate and 2 NVidia gtx295 running on sli.
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February 11, 2014 11:37:44 PM

just upgrade ur graphics card to gtx 760 or above
hd 7850 or r9 270x and above
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February 11, 2014 11:39:38 PM

clearly all you need is a GPU upgrade. a 780 would fit real nice in there, mmm
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February 11, 2014 11:41:50 PM

nashdes001 said:
just upgrade ur graphics card to gtx 760 or above
hd 7850 or r9 270x and above


the 295 is stronger than the 7850 by a lot. its just older generation. if he wants an UPgrade he would need a 780 or a 780ti. idk why you even need to upgrade, whats the problem your having and in what games btw?
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February 11, 2014 11:45:58 PM

Your cpu is still pretty decent. Of course down the line you'll want to upgrade that for any bottlenecking on the latest titles at max settings but not for a while with the rigth gpu. However, you are held back more by the gpus at this point. Definitely upgrade the gpu first if you can't do both now. Your cpu should be fine for most titles and can enjoy a new gpu. What's your budget? I recommend the GTX 760 or higher. Preferably a 780 ti or titan black but I have no idea what you want; keep in mind the 790 is coming out in a couple of months too!
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February 11, 2014 11:50:52 PM

while i agree he needs a 600/700 series GPU, the 50 and 60 level card (650 and 660) are not going to give him the gains that make the upgrade worth it. the raw power of the GTX 295 is much greater than the 660, CPU permitting it simply can compute more data. He needs a 670 minimum or 770 minimum. a 780 would be what you want here. a 780ti would be wow, but this all depends on your budget.
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February 12, 2014 12:00:51 AM

Beezy said:
nashdes001 said:
just upgrade ur graphics card to gtx 760 or above
hd 7850 or r9 270x and above


the 295 is stronger than the 7850 by a lot. its just older generation. if he wants an UPgrade he would need a 780 or a 780ti. idk why you even need to upgrade, whats the problem your having and in what games btw?


I'm having problems playing the game DayZ....
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February 12, 2014 12:02:25 AM

jnewegger23 said:
Your cpu is still pretty decent. Of course down the line you'll want to upgrade that for any bottlenecking on the latest titles at max settings but not for a while with the rigth gpu. However, you are held back more by the gpus at this point. Definitely upgrade the gpu first if you can't do both now. Your cpu should be fine for most titles and can enjoy a new gpu. What's your budget? I recommend the GTX 760 or higher. Preferably a 780 ti or titan black but I have no idea what you want; keep in mind the 790 is coming out in a couple of months too!


I was thinking the gtx 770 or 780
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February 12, 2014 12:18:46 AM

Whichever you can afford more of! I'd get the 780 then! You won't regret it! I built my system for that but had financial issues so I'm running a humble 650ti. I am still enjoying my rig somewhat but I can only dream for now how fantastic that 780 will be in your rig! Have fun!
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February 12, 2014 12:37:59 AM

jnewegger23 said:
Whichever you can afford more of! I'd get the 780 then! You won't regret it! I built my system for that but had financial issues so I'm running a humble 650ti. I am still enjoying my rig somewhat but I can only dream for now how fantastic that 780 will be in your rig! Have fun!


Should I replace my motherboard also?
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February 12, 2014 1:12:01 AM

I would get another GPU and overclock that i7 to infinity and beyond. If you replace the motherboard it's going to have to be with another LGA 1366 board if you are going the use the i7 975 and they are getting hard to find unless you buy a used one.
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February 12, 2014 1:40:41 PM

I wouldn't worry about your mobo for now (I know the 780 is pci-e 3.0 and your board is 2.0 but it's backwards compatible so you're good! If you research this, you will find that any negative impact will be negligible). Just upgrade the gpu and have fun! When it's time to upgrade the mobo, might as well save a little more for the cpu too and just go all out whether it's Broadwell or whatever. Plus you're card will be good to go either way!
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February 12, 2014 5:04:53 PM

youll be fine with a 2.0 lane
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