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GTX 650 upgrade

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January 1, 2013 3:27:17 AM

Hello
I recently built a computer about a month ago and I am looking into the future for a gpu.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 year BUDGET RANGE: $200 all said and done

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, internet

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: EVGA GTX 650 and 500w PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Asrock 970 Extreme4
AMD FX-8320 @3.5Ghz
8GB Corsair Vengeance
LG DVD Drive
CoolerMaster HAF 912

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: amazon, newegg, tigerdirect

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920X1080
Currently I have my graphics card extremely overclocked, almost to the point of instablility. I'm thinking about upgrading my GPU when to the 700 or 800 series of Nvidia cards are released.

I just want some thoughts or suggestions from others if it would be worthwhile to upgrade.

I just thought that I'd mention the fact that I live close to a MicroCenter in case it helped.

Thanks in advance! :D 

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a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2013 3:45:59 AM

Hi. You can go with either the HD 7870 or GTX 660 for around $200 or less if you can get one on sale. I think the cheapest one is around $195 after rebate right now. When next gen cards arrive, they will get cheaper.
a c 114 U Graphics card
January 1, 2013 3:51:07 AM

the 650 is still a mid end card, so you have room to upgrade for sure.

If you can hold out, I would wait and see.

Many new mid end cards get closer to more high end current cards with each generational upgrade.

Also new mid-high end cards use less power then the previous ones.

If you cant wait, johnsonjohnson has your fix :) 
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January 1, 2013 1:28:49 PM

Wow, I never that the 650 was considered a mid end card.

I'm waiting for about a year so I think the 700 series will be out by then.

Thanks for the replies!
a c 114 U Graphics card
January 1, 2013 1:42:06 PM

If you look here, you will see just how much difference you can get with just the "GTX 660".

You can go to the next pages to get more game benchmarks.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_650_Power_Ed...

This does not make the 650 a bad card, everyone has a price or performance level they are looking for.
January 2, 2013 6:38:11 PM

Thanks for the link! I'm just not sure that a $200 upgrade is really worth ~15-25 fps because my 650 is OC'ed past the power and superclocked editions.
a c 114 U Graphics card
January 3, 2013 1:49:16 PM

That is up to you.

If you are at a frame rate you are happy with, you have no need to upgrade.
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