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Just bought Thief, need to know what to upgrade!

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February 25, 2014 1:25:03 PM

I was watching a video on "The Order" for PS4, the graphics look ridiculous. How do i get my PC to look like that?

Also what would be the best component to upgrade to be able to play Thief at max settings? I can currently play at max now with fps at around 40ish and it's a little choppy, not sure why tho.

I'm running a rather old system:
CPU: i7 2600
GPU: GTX 580
MB: Asus p8z68 deluxe
ram: 16gb

Budget: $200 is preferable unless there is a huge difference in quality with something a little more expensive

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a b à CPUs
February 25, 2014 1:33:40 PM

You cant upgrade the GPU for a better for that much and the rest of the system is also good and not that old. Maybe turn AA and AF little down.
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February 25, 2014 1:36:15 PM

The only thing you need to upgrade is the GPU really, the 2600 is still an extremely good CPU. @1080p a GTX 770 will be more than enough to run that game I'm sure, though at your budget of 200$ you wont get much of an upgrade from your 580.
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February 25, 2014 1:40:09 PM

If you fiddle with the settings a bit you might not need to do anything, granted Thief JUST came out and I don't know what settings the actually give, but if there are advanced options you can try turning down any Anti-Aliasing a bit, the shadows a smidgen (Thief is the one game where I wouldn't turn shadows completely off), and you may get the results you want.

Thief on ps4 runs at 900p and only 30 frames per second. which is a far cry from what you're trying to do on the PC.
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February 25, 2014 1:49:02 PM

maxiim said:
The only thing you need to upgrade is the GPU really, the 2600 is still an extremely good CPU. @1080p a GTX 770 will be more than enough to run that game I'm sure, though at your budget of 200$ you wont get much of an upgrade from your 580.


I hear a lot of people say gtx 770 is one of the best. I have found a few on slick deals going for $270 and gtx 760's going for $200. Is there that big a difference to warrant me going for the 770?
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a b à CPUs
February 25, 2014 1:52:40 PM

Yes because there is not much difference between GTX 580 and GTX 760, so only GTX 770 is an option.
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February 25, 2014 1:53:51 PM

760 is a great card, but the 770 is going to be your top 1080p performer from nvidia, with that negligible price difference you mentioned the 770 is a fantastic buy.
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February 25, 2014 2:30:21 PM

thanks everyone for your input
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February 25, 2014 3:40:05 PM

one other question i wanted to ask: What's up with the new Maxwell architecture? Should I wait for the newer gpu's? Is there a release date for them?
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