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    Old 06-21-2013, 06:28 PM
    Obliteration Obliteration is offline
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    Default In need of a GPU upgrade

    Hi guys,

    Been a good few years since I've upgraded anything so decided to give the rig an old spring clean.

    I was sporting an ancient M4A785D-Pro motherboard, 4GB DDR2 RAM and an old dual core AMD cpu.

    I've since (last week) upgraded to a new motherboard, i5 4670k overclocked to 4.4Ghz and 8GB DDR3. The difference is ridiculous, I've increased FPS across the board, GW2 is now runing at 50-60 with everything on high or ultra (up from 20-30 fps at medium / high).

    I'm still running my old GTX 460 1GB, which was 'super overclocked' when I got it. Its handling everything reasonably well, but if I was to upgrade, what, in everyone's opinion, would be best?

    Budget of 200 shiny coins - leading to me thinking of a GTX 660, GTX 660 TI or a HD 7870 - bearing in mind the GTX 660's are a bit more expensive than the HD - is the increased price worth it in the long run? What does everyone think?
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    Old 06-21-2013, 06:30 PM
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    200 of what shiny coins? british £, €, US $, Canadian $, Australian $ or other.
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    Old 06-21-2013, 06:34 PM
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    And I thought I was being clever - keyboard im using only has a $ so was too lazy to look for a £.

    GBP £200.
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    Old 06-21-2013, 07:17 PM
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    The AMD 7870 XT is very good value for money, i'd look at that as it trades blows with the GTX 660 TI. Unless you must have PhysX or something , but by the sounds of it your not biast to either brand which is refreshing, then the GTX 660 TI will be fine as well. But if the GTX 660 TI is costing near the same price as an AMD 7950, then just get that instead.
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    Old 06-21-2013, 07:23 PM
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    to be fair anyway to really use physx you either need to top end card or more than one otherwise you are sacrificing quality for it anyway.
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    Old 06-21-2013, 07:43 PM
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    For an extra £20 you can get this, with you can overclock as well, it's a very good card. Also comes with Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon free.

    But if I you can't find the extra 20 or simply don't want to, go for a 7870 XT or 7870 Tahiti LE.
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    Old 06-21-2013, 09:08 PM
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    Just found this at a really good price!! [URL="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AM3A7JY/ref=nosim"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AM3A7JY/ref=nosim[/URL]
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    oo that looks nice, dabs are doing it as well with three free games. From a quick skim of various reviews it looks like a 7985 in disguise... anyone have any experience with these?
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    or a 7950 even.
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    Old 06-21-2013, 11:09 PM
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    oo that looks nice, dabs are doing it as well with three free games. From a quick skim of various reviews it looks like a 7985 in disguise... anyone have any experience with these?
    What do you mean by 7985?
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