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April 26, 2011 7:38:15 PM

hey guys, my gtx 260 is just not cutting it anymore. i was wondering with my CPU a e6750 @ 2.7ghz if it would be worth to upgrade my GPU to a 560ti and use my 260 for physx. i have 6gb of ddr2 ram, i play at 1920x1080. i was hoping my cpu wouldnt bottleneck the 560ti too much, right now my gpu according to msi afterburner is at 99% usage in the current games i play. BFBC2, RIFT, MW2, among others. also my CPU usage percent during these games is around 75%-85%

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April 26, 2011 7:41:08 PM

You should see an improvement for sure. If CPU usage is already around 75% then you won't necessarily be able to pump out a lot more frames per second, but at the very least it should be smoothed out and also allow higher graphic options.

Also, keep in mind that there's only 21 games (current and upcoming) that use GPU accelerated PhysX so after you play the 4 or 5 you're interested in, that card will basically be useless.
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April 26, 2011 7:56:21 PM

You gotta get that cpu to at LEAST 3ghz, it's easy. I had a E6300 (the 1.86ghz version) and ran it at 3.2ghz for a few years.
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April 26, 2011 8:45:39 PM

You could get that CPU to 3.5Ghz easily and then get a GTX 560 Ti.
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April 26, 2011 8:54:23 PM

I reckon a single 560 would be fine with that CPU at stock clocks and 19 x 10 resolution.
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April 26, 2011 9:02:10 PM

Mousemonkey said:
I reckon a single 560 would be fine with that CPU at stock clocks and 19 x 10 resolution.

Yes, but he could kick out a bit more with an OC. I mean, why not get FREE power???
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April 26, 2011 9:14:03 PM

HostileDonut said:
Yes, but he could kick out a bit more with an OC. I mean, why not get FREE power???

It's not exactly free is it? Extra power in and extra heat out could be considered a cost.
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April 26, 2011 9:25:37 PM

That and time spent doing it, optimizing, stress testing etc. OCing just isn't for everyone... although I do support it :D 
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April 26, 2011 9:32:01 PM

yeah it will suffice but in games that demand a healthy quad (BFBC2) your performance will struggle. Like some have suggested oc your cpu and get the gtx 560ti, it will be one heck of a dedicated physx setup with a gtx 260 as your physx card, imo
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April 26, 2011 9:40:30 PM

OP can always give gothic 4 a try only to find out that he/she needs to overclock the card :s

Just go ahead and purchase the gtx 560ti and overclock the cpu as you go or upgrade later on. 3.5ghz will be enough for a single gtx 560ti.
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April 26, 2011 9:42:15 PM

3.5ghz would be enough for two 560's.
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April 26, 2011 9:45:20 PM

Mousemonkey said:
3.5ghz would be enough for two 560's.


Oh that is right but only at high ress for the workload to favor the gpu rather than the all to common cpu bottleneck. I personally have turned my back on 775 due to poor system i/o.
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April 26, 2011 9:53:09 PM

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Oh that is right but only at high ress for the workload to favor the gpu rather than the all to common cpu bottleneck. I personally have turned my back on 775 due to poor system i/o.

Well the OP did mention 19 x 10, that said I'm only running mine on the 680i to get a baseline to compare with the SB rig that they're going to end up in.
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April 26, 2011 9:56:51 PM

The GTX 560 Ti was a great upgrade from my GTX 260. In WoW, SC2 and AVP I saw a 20 fps bump and was able to set all settings to max. the 560 also runs cooler, uses less power, and is a lot smaller than the 260.

I ran both cards in my new and old rigs for comparison. My old rig was an AMD Phenom 9850 BE with 4 Gb of DDR2. I still saw substantial improvements of 10-15 fps with the 560 over the 260 in the old rig... but when I put the 560 in the new rig paired with the i5 2500k it was truly impressive. I am very pleased with the 560 and the 2500K together.
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April 26, 2011 10:00:26 PM

Mousemonkey said:
It's not exactly free is it? Extra power in and extra heat out could be considered a cost.

Okay, but I meant paying for a new CPU and motherboard, not the extra $5-10 on a electric bill. :lol: 
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April 26, 2011 11:19:11 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Well the OP did mention 19 x 10, that said I'm only running mine on the 680i to get a baseline to compare with the SB rig that they're going to end up in.


By the way how far are you able to overclock your two 560ti?
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April 27, 2011 2:35:24 AM

thanks all for the replys! ive tried overclocking my e6750 before i got it to 3ghz but my pc would freeze after a bit although temps were fine.
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April 27, 2011 3:03:17 AM

Piningaway462 said:
thanks all for the replys! ive tried overclocking my e6750 before i got it to 3ghz but my pc would freeze after a bit although temps were fine.

Raise the voltage a bit. Just make sure they are safe voltages.
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April 27, 2011 3:22:46 AM

im at 1.3500v according to core temp right now, what do u suggest raising it too?
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April 27, 2011 4:20:33 AM

thanks, in my mobos bios ( MSI P6N SLI ) the CPU voltage reads. 0.0000 and i can increase it by set increments by hitting page up/down. so from 0.000 i went to 0.05. and ive been running prime96 with temps at 59 to 60c and no freezes yet. although core temp still reads my voltage at 1.35. i was thinking with a 0.05 increas i should be reading at 1.4. but who knows, no freeze yet
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April 27, 2011 4:36:32 AM

I don't know. Just try it and see if it works.
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April 27, 2011 12:51:18 PM

Well 3ghz is fine just go ahead and get the card. Be sure to clean your system of any dust to help with the temps.
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April 27, 2011 4:03:25 PM

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Well 3ghz is fine just go ahead and get the card. Be sure to clean your system of any dust to help with the temps.

Yeah, that's a great idea.
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April 27, 2011 5:30:28 PM

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By the way how far are you able to overclock your two 560ti?


They are already at 900mhz so I'm not going to bother with OC'ing unless something turns up that they can't handle.
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April 27, 2011 5:35:47 PM

Mousemonkey said:
They are already at 900mhz so I'm not going to bother with OC'ing unless something turns up that they can't handle.

Do you have a 560? I looked at your configuration and it doesn't say you do.
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April 27, 2011 5:39:33 PM

That's because I haven't changed the profile or even put the SB rig together yet but yes, I do have a pair of GTX560's.
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April 27, 2011 5:40:34 PM

Mousemonkey said:
That's because I haven't changed the profile or even put the SB rig together yet but yes, I do have a pair of GTX560's.

Dang, nice. A pair of them. I bet that will perform well with an SB chip. What CPU? 2500k?
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April 27, 2011 5:45:26 PM

They perform pretty good indeed... ;) 
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April 27, 2011 5:47:31 PM

HostileDonut said:
Dang, nice. A pair of them. I bet that will perform well with an SB chip. What CPU? 2500k?

Thanks, I thought I'd restrict myself and just get a 2600K and an Asus P8P67 Pro mobo. :whistle: 
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April 27, 2011 5:51:00 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Thanks, I thought I'd restrict myself and just get a 2600K and an Asus P8P67 Pro mobo. :whistle: 

Restrict? Haha, if you want restriction get my AMD Athlon II X3 440. Haha, no restriction with a 2600k. Sounds like a nice system.
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April 27, 2011 5:55:52 PM

:lol:  Thanks again, I'm hoping it will be as I'd like it to tide me over for as long as the 680i dual 8800GT rig has.
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April 27, 2011 5:57:41 PM

Mousemonkey said:
:lol:  Thanks again, I'm hoping it will be as I'd like it to tide me over for as long as the 680i dual 8800GT rig has.

I bet it will. Dual 8800GTs still aren't bad, they just aren't cream of the crop. With my res, dual 8800 GTs would work fine. :lol: 
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April 27, 2011 6:10:37 PM

Even at 19 x 10 they still rock but I need a new workhorse rig as the current one is dying and my tradition (when possible) is to relegate the current gaming rig to workhorse duty and build a new gaming rig.
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April 27, 2011 6:19:56 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Even at 19 x 10 they still rock but I need a new workhorse rig as the current one is dying and my tradition (when possible) is to relegate the current gaming rig to workhorse duty and build a new gaming rig.

Oh, I see. That sounds like a good plan. Although I do have one question, why does it only have 2gb RAM? Why not 4gb for a gaming computer?
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April 27, 2011 6:23:40 PM

HostileDonut said:
Oh, I see. That sounds like a good plan. Although I do have one question, why does it only have 2gb RAM? Why not 4gb for a gaming computer?

It runs 32bit Vista/XP and I've tried it with 4GB and seen no appreciable difference.
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April 27, 2011 6:26:45 PM

Mousemonkey said:
It runs 32bit Vista/XP and I've tried it with 4GB and seen no appreciable difference.

Even when gaming? Don't you max out your RAM? I use well over 3gb when running SC2 and BFBC2.
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April 28, 2011 5:20:02 AM

yeah those are actually the only games that I have that up just a bit over 3, maybe rift too but I haven't checked, anyways 4 gigs is pretty standard for gaming nowadays if not 8. Even with 8 vs 4 I swear certain in game loading elements are much smoother and just overall its a better experience with the extra ram imo
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April 28, 2011 6:06:07 AM

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yeah those are actually the only games that I have that up just a bit over 3, maybe rift too but I haven't checked, anyways 4 gigs is pretty standard for gaming nowadays if not 8. Even with 8 vs 4 I swear certain in game loading elements are much smoother and just overall its a better experience with the extra ram imo

Yeah, I bet!
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