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Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card + AMD A8-5600K

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August 20, 2014 4:29:46 AM

I was thinking about getting an Asus nvidia geforce gtx 760 but i have an AMD A8-5600k, would it run ok? like good, or is my cpu shitty? because when i bought it. they said it was a good gaming cpu, which i kinda think is bullshit.

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August 20, 2014 4:34:47 AM

What motherboard do you have? if you overclock the A8 it should work ok with the 760, some bottleneck but still a decent gaming experience :) 
August 20, 2014 4:45:54 AM

I have a Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2 motherboard
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August 20, 2014 4:59:56 AM

Ah, that is a rather low end board and you may run into trouble with overclocking.

Right now I'm thinking you should get a 750ti instead of a 760, it would be a better match and would save you some cash. Your A8 isn't the worst CPU out there, it's a reasonable budget chip but the GPU side is really weak
August 20, 2014 5:04:42 AM

Is there a big difference in the 760 and the 750ti? sorry i'm new ish to all this pc shit
August 20, 2014 5:07:21 AM

Well, would it run alright with my motherboard and cpu? because a year down the line, i'll end up upgrading my motherboard too and i just looked up, there is a big difference in the 750ti and 760. i'd rather get the better of the two, just so i'll be ready when i do upgrade my motherboard
August 20, 2014 5:14:13 AM

I have GTX 750 ti its a decent card and plays at PS4 Quality or better and same or better framerates.
It doesnt need power supply upgrade , it will run on your current power supply.
GTX 760 would require a good power supply which should be from good company
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August 20, 2014 5:16:04 AM

NothingButDuck said:
Well, would it run alright with my motherboard and cpu? because a year down the line, i'll end up upgrading my motherboard too and i just looked up, there is a big difference in the 750ti and 760. i'd rather get the better of the two, just so i'll be ready when i do upgrade my motherboard


Yeah it will run fine, but your CPU will hold back performance in some games.

What PSU do you have? As the 760 requires about 170w of power on its own, whereas the 750 Ti only needs 60w. The 750 Ti might be a better option if your PSU sucks.
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August 20, 2014 5:17:21 AM

if you're upgrading then yeah get the 760, but you will need a psu that can handle it and I guarantee the one you have isn't good enough. what country are you in?
August 20, 2014 5:19:55 AM

I will be buying this with it 'Corsair Builder Series CXM 600W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU' I'm buying the PSU and GPU Together, and at the moment i have a RadeonHD 6450 GPU so if the 760 holds back for a while it can't be as bad as the radeon hd 6450 when its not getting held back, trust me, being a pc gamer (well trying to be) anything is an upgrade when you've lived with that for like a year
I'm also in the UK
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August 20, 2014 5:35:30 AM

Yes the 760 would be a huge upgrade regardless of bottleneck!

I would recommend the following 550w PSU over the 600w corsair:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card (£173.99 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£46.93 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £220.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-20 13:34 BST+0100
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August 20, 2014 5:40:00 AM

The gtx 760 will be fine on the CX600 or the XFX 550w that LucoTF has suggested.
August 20, 2014 5:41:30 AM

Thanks guys, i'll post more on here if i need more help :) 
August 20, 2014 6:06:55 AM

Ok, so i saw this video and it says the gtx 760 takes up 2 gpu slots? but i've seen the gpu it's self and it looks like it only has one?? would it fit into a Gigabyte Ga-F2a55M-ds2?
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August 20, 2014 6:10:49 AM

NothingButDuck said:
Ok, so i saw this video and it says the gtx 760 takes up 2 gpu slots? but i've seen the gpu it's self and it looks like it only has one?? would it fit into a Gigabyte Ga-F2a55M-ds2?


It definitely takes up two slots, so it would cover the pcie x1 slot on your mobo but yes it will still fit :) 
August 20, 2014 6:14:55 AM

Even if you have one pic-e slot on motherboard but pc case has space for two slots so card will fit.

With new PSU + GPU u will see a lot of improvements. Overclocking your cpu will give you even more performance , only oc if u know what you are doing.

Hope i answered your questions.

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August 20, 2014 6:54:13 AM

Yeah it only goes into one slot, but takes up two slots worth of space.
August 22, 2014 1:36:19 AM

So, once i've got my gpu and psu, how would i overclock my cpu?

August 22, 2014 2:46:38 AM

Thanks
August 22, 2014 3:08:55 AM

Also, how much would a decent cheapish motherboard be? can someone link me some decent ones, but have to be cheap ish
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August 22, 2014 3:23:33 AM

what country are you in? Are you on windows 7 or windows 8?
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August 22, 2014 3:26:21 AM

If you plan to get a new motherboard, I would consider changing to an intel platform (H81 tends to be the cheapest) and a i3 or i5, then no overclocking would be necessary to get the most out of your GTX 760.
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August 22, 2014 4:14:02 AM

RobCrezz said:
If you plan to get a new motherboard, I would consider changing to an intel platform (H81 tends to be the cheapest) and a i3 or i5, then no overclocking would be necessary to get the most out of your GTX 760.

Yeah I agree with this actually. OP, just stick with your current mobo until you can afford a new CPU as well. The A8 goes up to 3.9ghz boost and overclocking would get you a 10-20% performance boost over that, not worth the investment. You should be able to get a small OC out of your current motherboard regardless.

Your A8-5600k may hold the gtx760 back a bit (this is entirely game and situation dependant) but it's not like things would be terrible for you. 99% of games out there you would get 30+fps which is fine and playable, and you would even get 60+fps on many games as well. Get the 760 and just enjoy, save your money until you can upgrade proper :) 
August 22, 2014 9:25:04 AM

Ok, thanks guys xD
August 22, 2014 12:53:27 PM

What intel i5 should i get? because i searched and the i5 4670k has only 3.4ghz where as my amd a8 has 3.6?
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August 22, 2014 1:30:01 PM

NothingButDuck said:
What intel i5 should i get? because i searched and the i5 4670k has only 3.4ghz where as my amd a8 has 3.6?


The clock speed doesn't matter when comparing different CPUs. Even if the i5 was running at 2.0ghz it would perform better.
August 22, 2014 1:38:50 PM

Oh ok.
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August 23, 2014 4:12:38 AM

however when comparing the i5-4xxx processors you should definitely look at clock speed as they are all from the same line
August 23, 2014 4:37:12 AM

Ok, well, my PSU and GPU showed up today, i'll be installing them maybe later today so i'll see how it goes
August 23, 2014 4:44:57 AM

posts some benchmarks
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August 23, 2014 6:47:49 AM

NothingButDuck said:
Ok, well, my PSU and GPU showed up today, i'll be installing them maybe later today so i'll see how it goes


Compared to using the A8's integrated graphics it will be like night and day
August 23, 2014 2:21:41 PM

Ok, so i've installed them and all that stuff, but because i was using a vga for my 6450 and this gpu doesnt have a vga the only other option is to use HDMI in my tv, but whenever i do that it's blurry as shit, i can just about see words, can anyone help?
August 23, 2014 11:43:58 PM

Its fine in the picture maybe its your TV. Check all the resoltuion , especially the recomended one.
If ur gpu has DVI port like mine , I bought VGA to DVI convertor.
August 24, 2014 12:00:47 AM

I did buy a VGA to DVI adapter but when i tried on my old gpu it didnt work, then i lost it so i cant try again
August 24, 2014 12:04:37 AM

Alright i bought VGA to DVI connector it didnt worked so i bought other connector it worked , this was the difference.


August 24, 2014 12:05:11 AM

I was plugging in the connector for below picture in the above one
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August 24, 2014 5:37:06 AM

NothingButDuck said:
http://imgur.com/wlSDRk0 This is my problem, very blurry


Looks like some under/overscan?

Try to play with the tv settings (full, auto, 16:9 etc) and the nvidia control panel settings (scaling settings in 'adjust desktop size and position') and see if you can improve it
August 24, 2014 12:51:04 PM

WEll, i have to send my psu back, one of the wires is fucked, it has tobe held up for the back fan to work its stupid, and because of that, my side fans dont work, and for the price i payed, i'm not willing to let it carry on, plus, i have been doing that but still bad picture, atm i'm on 1600x900 and its a tiny bit better
August 25, 2014 6:05:59 AM

Check on ur monitor , i tried on my tv once and got real bad result untill i set it on recommended resoltion , Check your tv/monitor model and search specs on google and see resoltion and run on that resoltion. Native resoltion is best.
August 25, 2014 6:38:17 AM

When i run on my native the text is still really bad, i tried that cleartype thing or whatever it's called but that never worked, like i can't even read words on skype its that bad, on gaames its fine, just everything else is bad
September 11, 2014 11:56:47 PM

The Base is the motherboard so motherboard. If you are going to overclock get a better motherboard. If you are not going to overclock then u may get this motherboard aswell Non " K " Processor.
September 13, 2014 3:29:36 PM

So what would you say is the best combination of cpus and mobos?
September 14, 2014 12:35:40 AM

Are you going to overclock? What is your budget?
September 14, 2014 3:28:29 AM

Budget for cpu about £200, motherboard about £100
September 15, 2014 1:33:42 PM

Is £230 really worth spending on an i7? surely an i5 could do? depending on what one i get?

September 16, 2014 12:40:30 AM

You wont see in any difference in Core i5 and i7 in gaming but in future you may really need hyper threaded CPU.
Just Future proofing. If its above your budget , drop it and buy Core i5
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