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Hardware Thread, Recommend a graphics card in Technical; Originally Posted by nephilim Well agreed with the mrs. No savings fund for the month. Will be buying the following ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Well agreed with the mrs. No savings fund for the month.

    Will be buying the following

    850W PSU
    GTX 770
    250GB Samsuing SSD
    Now that is a Happy Birthday. You'll be like a pig in poop with that lot

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    Awwwwh yis!

    We agreed it because I wont upgrade anything for 3 years unless things go bang or what have you. So I am extremely happy! Better GFX Card than my budget allowed initially (by a massive margine)

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    To be honest there's not much need to upgrade more these days, my PC is coming up 5 years old (AMD Phenom II X4 965, Samsung 830 128GB, 4GB RAM) and I bought a new GTX 680 for it for my birthday in October, and I reckon that'll do me for another five years. It takes about that long for graphics cards to get twice as good, and there's not much point in upgrading before that mark.

    And what with having the GTX 680, the same as your 770 bar a clock bump in your favour, I feel confident in saying it is a very lovely card indeed a big improvement over the Crossfired 5770s I had before. What model have you gone for? I am a little bit in love with the Asus DirectCU II cooler on mine, so bloody quiet and shiny looking.

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    Thats exactly the model I am going for! I like things to run quietly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Thats exactly the model I am going for! I like things to run quietly!
    Ensure you have Kleenex to hand when it arrives. Even unboxing it may cause issues with excitement.

    The 680 was the first top-end card I'd ever bought as well (though it was a generation old when I got it, but still, it was only 240), and hot-damn that thing is big.

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    Well I have crossfired 5770's at the minute, well, no, thats a lie, one is now unplugged and on its way to my stepdad. The other will be going up for sale (still in very good condition).

    This is the exact card http://www.amazon.co.uk/GeForce-Dire...ywords=gtx+770

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Well I have crossfired 5770's at the minute, well, no, thats a lie, one is now unplugged and on its way to my stepdad. The other will be going up for sale (still in very good condition).

    This is the exact card http://www.amazon.co.uk/GeForce-Dire...ywords=gtx+770
    Looks like about 40MHz of extra chip speed, and a jump from 6GHz to 7GHz on the memory clock (which will make the bigger difference). And not quite as stupidly gigantic as the 680. Other than that, though, pretty much the same card for an incredible price that will melt your face with the pretty. Congrats

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    From what I have now, this will be a massive massive jump (that said I got the 5770s when they were brand new, and they have served me well)

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    Aye, likewise - but if you compare the 5870 to the 770 on Anandtech (as an analog for 5770 CF vs. 770) you'll get that double-the-performance jump. And if you compare a single 5770 to the 770... well, I'll let you work that one out yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Well I have crossfired 5770's at the minute, well, no, thats a lie, one is now unplugged and on its way to my stepdad. The other will be going up for sale (still in very good condition).

    This is the exact card Asus GTX 770 Nvidia GeForce DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (PCI Express 3.0, HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D, Display Port, 256 Bit, 3D Vision Ready, GPU Boost 2.0): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
    Pretty similar to mine actually: http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-Nvidia-G...ds=msi+gtx+770

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    how do you like it @Domino? Especially for BF4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Aye, likewise - but if you compare the 5870 to the 770 on Anandtech (as an analog for 5770 CF vs. 770) you'll get that double-the-performance jump. And if you compare a single 5770 to the 770... well, I'll let you work that one out yourself
    AnandTech | Bench - GPU14 < 3 times the performance ability roughly

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    how do you like it @<u><a href="http://www.edugeek.net/member.php?u=1200" target="_blank">Domino</a></u>? Especially for BF4?
    It's been stonking, chewed through everything I've thrown at it.

    Plus...shadowplay rocks.

    warning: naughty language!


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    that looks great...massively better than what I play at! I think for next night I am in the game with the geeks, we need a TS or all go on the mumble server.

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    Every time I think of upgrading I remind myself that my 5 y/o 1GB HD4870 & 3GHz core duo runs dead island2 at full spec... I think because all games are ported from xbox360s and ps3 they all look and run great when ported to PC. The xbone is less powerful than the new 750Ti so I don't see a time when I feel the need to upgrade..

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