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March 19, 2012 9:52:48 PM

hey guys
im looking for some input on a future upgrade i know that that new line of nvidia is coming out but im not made of money so i wont be considering them.
im currently running a gtx 275 its old and i need an upgrade my mobo has 2.0 PCI-E and i am a gamer.
i can currently run bf3 on meduim with not many problems but it does run hot and it is most likely full of dog hair and dust and glitches at times by displaying green lines on mountions and at times displays red dots on the screen
if i can get some suggestions on a newer graphics card that would be great cheers

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March 19, 2012 9:59:48 PM

Hello,

Please list your budget, preferences and places where you want to get your parts.

Also include your full system specifications, motherboard, ram, CPU and power supply (need to know the name brand and model). We will need exact part names and models of each.

By the way, sounds like either your GPU is slowly dieing, or it's over heating.

And if you do decide to get a new gpu, you will definitely want to clean out your case before doing so, as to not contaminate your PCIE slot/s with animal dander/hair/dust bunnies.
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March 19, 2012 10:05:43 PM

If you make a graphics card upgrade, make it a significant jump, or you will be disappointed.
Your GTX275 is still a very good card. A nice jump would be to a GTX560/GTX570 or 6950/6970 class card.

Do not worry about pcie 2.0 or 3.0. None of the current highest end cards significantly stress 2.0, let alone 3.0. The difference is in the range of 1-3FPS.

Take the time to clean out the fan of dust.
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March 19, 2012 10:14:21 PM

budget 250 max!! i really dont have a preference all i need it for is gaming.
i will mostliekly buy from new egg
mobo:Intel® Desktop Board DH67BL
Ram:8 gigs
Cpu: i5.2300
Power suply: 600w (not sure of make and model im not at home)
i will be able to offer more details once im at home
i did do a clean up of my pc 2 days ago full cable management but i dont have a suitable air compresser to do a peopper job
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March 19, 2012 10:15:32 PM

ASUS ENGTX560 DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 19, 2012 10:18:59 PM

oh yeah and my case is a coolermaster cm690 advanced ii so it can fit all top range cards
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March 19, 2012 11:25:15 PM

Best answer selected by defynphysics.
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March 20, 2012 12:21:51 AM

Just be real clear that the GTX 560 comes in three flavors. You are looking at the lowest of the three, the vanilla 560. At $210, that card is a ripoff. You can get a GTX 560 Ti for less than that.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The Asus Ti version of that same card for nearly the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In descending order of performance:
GTX 560 Ti 448 cores
GTX 560 Ti
GTX 560

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March 20, 2012 3:16:59 AM

17seconds said:
Just be real clear that the GTX 560 comes in three flavors. You are looking at the lowest of the three, the vanilla 560. At $210, that card is a ripoff. You can get a GTX 560 Ti for less than that.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The Asus Ti version of that same card for nearly the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In descending order of performance:
GTX 560 Ti 448 cores
GTX 560 Ti
GTX 560

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_560_Ti_448_Cores_Twin_Frozr_III/images/perfrel.gif



thank you matto17secs glad u explained it for me i didnt know it came in 3 different versions :) 
if i had the money right now i would have brought the vanilla 560
i appreshiate you clearing it up for me :) 
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