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Upgrade time? or next year

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February 1, 2011 8:36:14 AM

Ok,
seeing as its tax time AND im getting extra money back from Collage, Doing a PC upgrade came to mind. Although i just had to rebuild a good chunk of it (melted a few voltage regulators). Really, i think the slow point in my PC is the GPU.... but I really dont have any issues playing games at the moment. Heres my Current Specs

Mobo: ASRock 880G Extreme3
RAM: 8GB a-data DDR3-1600 (8-9-8-24)
PROC: Phenom II x3 740 @ 3849MHz (208x18.5)
GPU: nVidia GTX260 (216sp) factory OC
HDD: OS-Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB Games-Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
PSU: OCZ MODxTreme 700w
Coolermaster HAF 932 case

Decent rig i know.... but i was wondering if that GTX260 would hold up for another generation, or if i should snag a 5xx card.

I am actually a little behind on what games are comming out this year.... but i am most likly going to be playing RIFT... depending on the reviews, Crysis 2... and anything else that catches my eye.... I would really like to stick with nVidia, i tend to use CUDA software once or twice a week (unless DVDfab has ATI acceleration)

I also run 2 monitors, both 22.5", but one is 1680x1050, the other is 1920x1080... i have new idea which one i will be gaming in, as i just got the 1080 in last week.... color looks better (LED LCD), but i do miss the bit of extra height.


Any suggestions are much appreciated


EDIT: Also a hard price limit of $300... really want to keep it closer to $250

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February 2, 2011 9:34:50 AM

anyone else have any input?
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February 2, 2011 9:46:08 AM

GTX 560 Ti if you're looking to spend 250 and want Nvidia for Cuda.
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February 2, 2011 1:36:04 PM

Unless the OP is using scientific applications, CUDA is more or less useless and certainly shouldn't be a consideration point.

Still, the 560Ti is a good choice too.
February 2, 2011 1:40:17 PM

Griffolion said:
Unless the OP is using scientific applications, CUDA is more or less useless and certainly shouldn't be a consideration point.

Still, the 560Ti is a good choice too.



I use DVDfan on a regular basis. I know it has CUDA acceleration. But i dont know if it has the ATI equivalent
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