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Offline Twicks  
#1 Posted : Saturday, June 29, 2013 1:27:45 AM(UTC)
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Hello forum users. Recently I came into a lot of cash, and am looking to spend it on a new graphics card. I need to upgrade BIG TIME from my Raedeon 6670. Got any suggestions?

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#2 Posted : Sunday, June 30, 2013 7:25:04 PM(UTC)
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I am personally waiting for the 9XXX series GPU's to come out in Q4 this year.

Otherwise you could possibly get a 7990?
Though I'm always a big fan of waiting for next generation just to be safe.

Don't know if that helps you at all. 

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#3 Posted : Sunday, June 30, 2013 7:39:14 PM(UTC)
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Twicks wrote:
Got any suggestions?

 

Post your system specs (PSU, Mainboard, Case, CPU, etc) so we can see what you have now. We can make a more informed suggestion that way.

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#4 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 3:11:07 AM(UTC)
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Not wanting to hijack the OP, but I'm in a similar position.... aside from coming into some $$.  Looking for something that would be somewhat future-proof, as I prefer to have a rig last me a good 5+ years.  Currently running an Alienware M17xR2 since 2009 or so.

This would be ran on an Asus X79 Sabertooth/3930k, Corsair AX850, H80i, and 600T.  It will be ran with 64GB of Crucial Ballistix as well.  I would likely run a pair of Dell 2408s or a 2408 and a 2001FP.  I have other monitors, but have only ever ran with 2 up until now, so not sure if I would find more than that necessary.  Someday I may pick up a 3011 or 3014 once the prices get to a reasonable number, but am fine with 1920x1200 presently.

Additionally, I don't play FPS at all, just RPG/MMORPG and RTS.  I do enjoy being able to partake in what all is rendered within the game I do play though.

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#5 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 9:26:13 AM(UTC)
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Twicks wrote:

Hello forum users. Recently I came into a lot of cash, and am looking to spend it on a new graphics card. I need to upgrade BIG TIME from my Raedeon 6670. Got any suggestions?

Like Neil said, let us know what specs your computer is first so we can gauge what the best GPU for you is. Also what games do you play? FPS, RTS, MMOs?

 

[quote user="thewiz666"]

Not wanting to hijack the OP, but I'm in a similar position.... aside from coming into some $.  Looking for something that would be somewhat future-proof, as I prefer to have a rig last me a good 5+ years.  Currently running an Alienware M17xR2 since 2009 or so.

This would be ran on an Asus X79 Sabertooth/3930k, Corsair AX850, H80i, and 600T.  It will be ran with 64GB of Crucial Ballistix as well.  I would likely run a pair of Dell 2408s or a 2408 and a 2001FP.  I have other monitors, but have only ever ran with 2 up until now, so not sure if I would find more than that necessary.  Someday I may pick up a 3011 or 3014 once the prices get to a reasonable number, but am fine with 1920x1200 presently.

Additionally, I don't play FPS at all, just RPG/MMORPG and RTS.  I do enjoy being able to partake in what all is rendered within the game I do play though.

I would wait till Haswell-E comes out next year. I know its waiting but unless you feel the need to upgrade right now I would just wait. x99 will be out along with Haswell-E and DDR4.

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#6 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 1:51:06 PM(UTC)
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I can recommend any GPU above what you have if you dont tell us specifics. 

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#7 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 4:04:51 PM(UTC)
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Thing is, I already have all the other parts listed as I've just recently acquired them not knowing about the E and DDR4 coming.  I don't follow tech too well like I figure most others do here.  Only thing left to get for this grouping is the GPU, since I'm not at all sure what I'm looking for.

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#8 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 6:16:12 PM(UTC)
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thewiz666 wrote:

Thing is, I already have all the other parts listed as I've just recently acquired them not knowing about the E and DDR4 coming.  I don't follow tech too well like I figure most others do here.  Only thing left to get for this grouping is the GPU, since I'm not at all sure what I'm looking for.

Gotcha, well If you are an Nvidia fan then get a GTX 770 or 780 if you are wanting to spend that much or you can wait a couple months (October supposedly) for AMD 9000 series GPUs to come out and see how they stack up at the top end. If you are wanting to last for a good 5 years before choosing a brand see what the warranty periods are so if something does happen you can RMA it. 

In the end I would go with top end cards like I said GTX 770, 780 or when AMD releases their stuff a 9970 or 9950. Unless you want to go balls out grab a Titan or 7990. Also like I tell anyone that is looking to have a set PC for the next 2-5 years. Get the best card you can get that way in a year or two when new series are released you can SLI or Crossfire later on at a discount.

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#9 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 6:21:46 PM(UTC)
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http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Ultra_7500 Sorry it took so long to get back to you guys. I was busy doing stuff in my personal life. I bought my computer pre-built, so the link should take you to the specs for my comp.

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#10 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 7:06:04 PM(UTC)
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Twicks wrote:

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Ultra_7500 Sorry it took so long to get back to you guys. I was busy doing stuff in my personal life. I bought my computer pre-built, so the link should take you to the specs for my comp.

The other question is I know you said alot of cash, but what is the realistic amount you want to spend on a card? If you want to spend a grand you can get the 7990 or Titan but your system wouldn't take full advantage of it. If you wanting to keep it in the 2-300 range then a 760 or 7870 would do well. 

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