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Upgrading Nvidia 9800 GTX+ - Been out the scene for a while

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February 7, 2014 12:32:32 PM

My GPU just died and I ideally need to replace in a very short time frame as I may need it for work next week. I will be looking to update the rest of the system by the end of the year but this was unexpected annoyingly so I am aware if I get a pci-e v3.0 I won't be able to use it's full potential just yet.

I do like to game but I do 3D design heavily so I need something that'll cope.

I've currently got a Asus p5q p45 mobo which has PCI-e x16 and stanard pci-e. As far as I know, it's pci-e v2.

I'm UK based and I'm really out of the loop so pricing is currently a mystery to me but I guess i'm looking for mid-high end.

If anyone can help it'd be appreciated as I was totally not expecting this. :/ 
February 7, 2014 12:49:00 PM

what's your budget? Gtx 760 or gtx 770 would be really nice
February 7, 2014 12:55:55 PM

WhiteSnake91 said:
what's your budget? Gtx 760 or gtx 770 would be really nice


Good question, from what I can see the 760/770 are quite high end and sit about £250-£300. Definitely something to consider, don't want to go higher than that really. What are thennext couple of steps down at the mo?
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February 7, 2014 1:51:52 PM

the regular gtx 660 or 650ti boost
February 7, 2014 2:06:53 PM

The 760 and 660TI are pretty similar in costs, with the 760 having 30% more memory bandwidth. Given you use this for work (im assuming 3d work or video editing) the 760 would make a better choice given it's data bandwidth. Also you will find a very noticeable performance increase over the (ancient) 9800GTX.
February 7, 2014 2:26:25 PM

Yeah, I know it's going to be a big step up but that 9800 has done me proud. It'll be a small service and i'll say a few words.

On a serious note, cheers guys, i'll look into the 760 most likely unless someone comes along with another recommendation.
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February 7, 2014 2:32:26 PM

What is your system? CPU,PSU,RAM
February 7, 2014 2:56:17 PM

Suitable PSU for almost anything I can throw at it

Intel Quad 6600

4GB DDR2 RAM
February 7, 2014 3:01:29 PM

Ouch. 760 best bet
February 7, 2014 3:17:03 PM

azzazel_99 said:
Ouch. 760 best bet

Haha, what did you expect when I said 9800? :p 

But hopefully this rig won't last much longer, it's just that this was an unexpected forced upgrade. No point in wasting money on a dirt cheap replacement when i'll just replace that in a few months.
February 7, 2014 3:23:18 PM

I thing the GTX 760 is the best one for you. Or just go for the 650 ti boost which's really good too.
February 9, 2014 7:51:58 AM

Alright, looking into the 760 then, either Asus or EVGA look nice. Are they still reputable with some decent quality?

Also Overclockers has this http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX... on offer for this week, worth it or not? Looks a little under the other two but at ~£40 cheaper I guess it's to be expected
February 9, 2014 11:12:19 AM

Get that one, EVGA has +79mhz clock spees I think, but Nvidia is good too
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