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Should i upgrade my video card?

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August 21, 2012 3:30:26 PM

I'm thinking about upgrading my video card from a gtx 550ti to either a 560ti or 570.
Some of my friends say i dont need an upgrade but i want to hear your opinion on the subject.

Specs:
CPU: I3 2120 3.3ghz
Mobo: p67a-c43 (b3)
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8gb
PSU: Antec 620w continuous
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I'm using this system as a gaming system and love to play the most demanding games, so what card should i get for an upgrade? Is my CPU powerful enough for the upgrade?

Budget is $300

EDIT: Oh and i play at 1600 x 900 resolution. (highest i can go which im happy with)

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August 21, 2012 3:37:41 PM

That upgrade is nice but that depends, do your games run fine? How is your current card doing its job?

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August 21, 2012 3:46:51 PM

The card runs like a champ, staying cool when underload like playing battlefield 3 on high no AA. Staying at between 40c-50c.

But when playing battlefield 3 MP, i crash randomly when playing on high settings and get weird lag spikes that appear out of nowhere, i did some research and some people say its because its factory overclocked thats making it crash. I will test it when i get home from my vacation trip.

However the game runs fine on low with no crashes or hiccups.
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a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 3:49:41 PM

Well if you are currently fine with your card right now then there is no need to change anything unless you want "more" or better quality.

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August 21, 2012 3:59:11 PM

Well when i think about it. It would be rather wasteful to upgrade right now even though i have the money to do it.

Thanks for your opinion.
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August 21, 2012 4:03:07 PM

Peacefulanimator said:
Well when i think about it. It would be rather wasteful to upgrade right now even though i have the money to do it.

Thanks for your opinion.



As long as you're happy with the performance of what you currently have, as suggested, don't fix what's not broken.
There are and will be better options later on with the money you save.

Enjoy!
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August 21, 2012 4:09:42 PM

Nice to see Reason prevail here. If the card meets your needs, you're good. If further tests suggest the card is failing, you might take a step up then.
Otherwise, if you're looking for a general improvement (which will also reduce level-load time), consider a nice-sized SSD.
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August 21, 2012 4:13:54 PM

Onus said:
Nice to see Reason prevail here. If the card meets your needs, you're good. If further tests suggest the card is failing, you might take a step up then.
Otherwise, if you're looking for a general improvement (which will also reduce level-load time), consider a nice-sized SSD.



+1; this is a good suggestion. If you're just looking for something to drop your cash into, this suggestion would make notable improvements.
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a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 4:49:26 PM

Yeah I don't see how some members recommend the best out of the best. Sometimes it is cool to do an upgrade but do you really need it? You can see it this way, if you save up money now and when the need really comes you will see a significant increase in performance :) . Like I said, upgrade if something is 'broken' or not getting to the settings you want but theres no need to if it works now :) 

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August 21, 2012 8:01:58 PM

An SSD is something i dont have, i have heard they bring some great performance to the system but i'm not sure what i should be looking for in an SSD. Any suggestions?

EDIT: forgot to mention that i must thank all fo you, i see all your points that it just not necessary to upgrade when everything is working just fine. I'll save up for when i really need an upgrade ^^.
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August 21, 2012 9:20:01 PM

As long as you can play what you want, there's no need to upgrade.
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