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I need help finding a good GPU for my setup, or anything else i need to change for a good gaming machine?

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April 2, 2014 12:53:07 PM

Budget:
GPU < $300
Anything else i want the best for my setup

Low Profile Ram

Current Setup:
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case
Thermaltake TR2 RX 650-Watt Modular Power Supply
Corsair XMS3 2GB PC10666 DDR3 1333MHz (8GB)
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8Ghz CPU
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 12:57:58 PM

gtx 760 would rock your world for 250 bucks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
then use the extra money to get yourself an ssd and your good to go
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 2, 2014 1:18:14 PM

Thanks coolcole01 i will check it out.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 1:40:22 PM

There's also the GTX 770 for about $300 and it's significantly better than the GTX 760. What games do you play and how high do you want to be able to bump up the settings? What resolution do you play at? There's also the GTX 660 if you want to save more money it's $188 on newegg. The 660 is just as powerful as the 580 which most pc gamers still consider to be very decent. The 760 is kind of in between those two cards.
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April 2, 2014 2:03:05 PM

Wont that 760 or 770 get bottlenecked by that cpu? Im not expert but i think there is a big chance that it will.
i recommend the R9 270 i think that's more suitable
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 2:35:00 PM

Raihan Ahmed said:
Wont that 760 or 770 get bottlenecked by that cpu? Im not expert but i think there is a big chance that it will.
i recommend the R9 270 i think that's more suitable

Not at all.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7049535

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8161200

Look at the graphics score on each result.

The result here shows a bottleneck. Look at the Graphics score.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7961902

There are CPU intensive games that will give you a low FPS but most games aren't that CPU intensive so it shouldn't matter much.

Also here's a video about bottlenecking from JayzTwoCents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAgpvWc4VBM
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 2:40:08 PM

because of the cpu and low ram speed is why i suggest the 760 plus an ssd would make such a huge difference especially with the 1055t ( which is not a bad chip at all.) But most certainly the 770 is a better card but the combination ssd and card would change his world for 300 bucks
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April 2, 2014 3:00:45 PM

i was looking at the r9 270, so it seems that i will be going for 760 and the ssd combo, do you guys think i should upgrade my ram to gshock or what i have will be good after this upgrade? I am just playing FF14 right now and would love it if i had it to the max it can take.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 3:47:49 PM

You would notice a nice bump wuth some g skill 1600 ram look for cas 9 probably find a good deal in the 65-75 dollar range. For 2 sticks for dual channel.
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April 3, 2014 8:28:25 AM

can you recommend me on my build then
Current Setup:
MOBO:F2A75M
CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750k
GPU: HD 7770
PSU 550W
G-Skill 8gb DDR3 1600MHz

im going to upgrade to an r9 270 and i was worried it was going to be bottlenecked by my CPU
what is your opinion? and how high can i go in GPU until i do get bottlnecked because i wouldn't mind getting and 760 or 770 if there is no bottleneck
thanks
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a b 4 Gaming
April 3, 2014 1:05:23 PM

I think you will be fine with a 270 would be a really good match i think you would definitely feel the 760 getting bogged down but you could get one and it would run fine and maybe upgrade to an 8320 or i5 in the future.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 3, 2014 6:31:50 PM

Raihan Ahmed said:
can you recommend me on my build then
Current Setup:
MOBO:F2A75M
CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750k
GPU: HD 7770
PSU 550W
G-Skill 8gb DDR3 1600MHz

im going to upgrade to an r9 270 and i was worried it was going to be bottlenecked by my CPU
what is your opinion? and how high can i go in GPU until i do get bottlnecked because i wouldn't mind getting and 760 or 770 if there is no bottleneck
thanks


You aren't going to be bottlenecked with a GTX 770 but your games that are CPU bound are going to be quite laggy. In GPU bound games your system would do very well with a 770. Most games are GPU bound. GPU bound means your games will be more limited by the GPU instead of the CPU. So if you want a GTX 770 then go for it. It really makes no difference for CPU bound games which graphics card you get. It would probably take a GTX 780 to really have a bottleneck with your CPU.
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April 4, 2014 8:27:21 AM

coolcole01 said:
You would notice a nice bump wuth some g skill 1600 ram look for cas 9 probably find a good deal in the 65-75 dollar range. For 2 sticks for dual channel.


The game i am playing is FF14 if that helps with the reason why i want to bump up my PC gaming performance?

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