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What GPU is best for me. i really need help!

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March 30, 2014 1:36:44 PM

Hi there I am wanting to upgrade my pc as the games I am playing such as Dayz it cannot handle very well at all. at the moment I have a intel dual core 2.8GHz, Asus P7P55D PRO (LGA1156) motherboard, Nvidia gtx 470 2GB, 16Gb RAM, 240Gb hard drive. I was wanting to get a NVidia gtx 660 or maybe a 760 but I don't know which! my mobo is only PCIE 2.0 so would that make a difference to the card and my cpu isn't all that good so please help thanks

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March 30, 2014 1:47:36 PM

There isn't much of a difference between PCIE 2 and 3 so that doesn't really matter. Your CPU is on the weak side so putting in a massive graphics card won't do much. I would recommend a GTX 660, but that doesn't give a huge improvement over what you already have. Do you have a budget? Because you might get more performance if you upgraded the processor instead.
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March 30, 2014 1:51:23 PM

You should really upgrade your cpu and motherboard before your graphic card. Dual core is no longer recommended. There is a haswell refresh on the cpu and chipsets. If you hold out a bit longer until June-ish, you could get a new i5 and new chipset. If you really need to upgrade now, depending on your budget an i5 4670k and a Z87 motherboard of your choice or FX 8320 Asus M5A99X R2.0
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March 31, 2014 12:04:56 PM

well I have about £250 plus the old hardware to sell after replaced to play about with it. however the main thing is that someone I know said that my board is good and its really only the cpu but my board has a old socket and I cannot find any decent cpu chips that will fit my board! I would buy I new board and cpu but that's a good £400 and I don't have that type of money. I really need some advise on the next step as I don't know what is best without starting again or spending a massive amount of money.
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March 31, 2014 2:40:38 PM

Llmekk98 said:
well I have about £250 plus the old hardware to sell after replaced to play about with it. however the main thing is that someone I know said that my board is good and its really only the cpu but my board has a old socket and I cannot find any decent cpu chips that will fit my board! I would buy I new board and cpu but that's a good £400 and I don't have that type of money. I really need some advise on the next step as I don't know what is best without starting again or spending a massive amount of money.


If funds are tight right now, check out places like ebay. You might find a good deal there for a LGA 1156 quad core.
My old i7-875K was still a decent gamer with fast graphic cards. (I was a fool for selling it) Your 1156 MB is one of the better boards of its day. If you can find a fast quad core CPU for it, it will handle most any gfx card.

But the first thing I'd do before that is to update your BIOS to the latest one available while you still can. Some of the "newer" C2Q CPUs will need a late BIOS to be recognized. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P7P55D_PRO/
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