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What GPU should I get?

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September 30, 2012 3:11:06 AM

I wan to get one of NVidia's 600 series GPU's but should I go with a more expensive motherboard so I can do 660's or 660TI's in SLI or should I go with a less expensive motherboard and get a 670? And which model should I get?

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September 30, 2012 3:12:30 AM

Well, if you are upgrading the Dell you have, you are going to want to replace the power supply as well.
September 30, 2012 3:42:21 AM

I'm replacing almost the whole system, all i'm keeping is the CPU and the drives.
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September 30, 2012 3:45:01 AM

Spartin503 said:
I'm replacing almost the whole system, all i'm keeping is the CPU and the drives.


What cpu do you have?
September 30, 2012 3:47:54 AM

maxh22 said:
What cpu do you have?


i7-3770@3.4Gh
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September 30, 2012 3:49:39 AM

For some reason I remember you replacing everything.

You've got a 3770, which means you can be alright with a H67 chipset or a H77 chipset. They are cheaper than Z77 ones, and you don't really need a Z77 since you are not overclocking.

If you plan to Crossfire or SLI, you are going to have to get a more expensive board.

But I would put that 3770 on a H77 and run a really nice card.

You could also re-use your RAM btw as well. The H77 I believe only uses 1333MHz, which is what your Dell should have come with.
September 30, 2012 3:53:19 AM

I need to upgrade to 16GB of RAM because I do HD video editing for work and I constantly run out of or close to the 8GB of RAM doing edit and listening to music. I'm also planning on just matching the RAM and getting 8 more GB.

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September 30, 2012 4:02:04 AM
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Well, I would just get a higher end GPU, and just get a H77 motherboard, as you can't overclock your 3770 anyway.

It would allow you to get a better GPU.
September 30, 2012 4:04:48 AM

Okay but what GPU should I get?
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September 30, 2012 4:10:36 AM

I would personally stick to one video card. I have a 660ti by msi.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I find that if your target resolution is above 1920x1080 you should be going with a 670 or higher. I think you would be fine with a 660ti either the MSI twinfrozer ones or the Asus DirectCU II would be the ones I'd suggest.

SLi uses a lot more power typically adds additional heat to your machine and doesn't always equate performance wise across every game/application. Only reason why I'd suggest one card 660ti or 670 in my opinion.
October 26, 2012 2:15:53 PM

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