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Looking to upgrade my graphics card
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Posted 1/6/14
Personally I would replace the AMD with Intel and nVidia hardware. In my experience they are more expensive but they last longer and perform better.
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unLockd wrote:

Personally I would replace the AMD with Intel and nVidia hardware. In my experience they are more expensive but they last longer and perform better.


Do not listen to this. AMD CPUs are fine for budget builds. AMD GPUs are also usually the more cost efficent solution. And they last just as long.

Could you please give some proof to back this claim up?
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I don't have any numerical proof with sensor readings etc. However me and my friend both built new computers around 2 years ago. I went with a more expensive (in terms of power i was getting) Intel/nVidia build that had slightly less power while he went for a nVidia counterpart with a few upgrades that was about the same. He got a bit more power for the same price as mine however his build also failed 4 months later. It continuously would blue screen or crash no matter what he did to try and fix it. He replaced parts, installed coolers, redownloaded software, everything and it would not consistently function to standards. My nvidia/intel board has been running without problems since I built it and it has never once failed on me
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Posted 3/2/14
If you like the AMD Radeon series go for the 7870, Its a great card and decently priced for what it is.
Posted 3/4/14 , edited 3/4/14
DirectX (a.k.a. Direct3D a.k.a. DirectDraw) is done for. There is no way to further improve it, which is why they're now looking into OpenGL. In other words, as long if you can run modern games with what you got, you don't need to upgrade you graphic card. You don't need more than a GeForce GTX 260 to play [all] modern games [at maximum graphics without lag] in the upcoming years. As for CPU, get a quad core that is above 3 GHz, and you should be solid.

Just remember to look into how much power usage your graphic card needs. I.e. GeForce GTX 260's needs a Power Supply that has 500 W or more (preferably more).
Posted 3/4/14

Spicyyyy wrote:


unLockd wrote:

Personally I would replace the AMD with Intel and nVidia hardware. In my experience they are more expensive but they last longer and perform better.


Do not listen to this. AMD CPUs are fine for budget builds. AMD GPUs are also usually the more cost efficent solution. And they last just as long.

Could you please give some proof to back this claim up?

You won't hear a lot of agreement from those who got scammed in 06 by AMD's mass production of worthless ATI junk which they shoved into custom builds and marketed as being quality and "on par". Anyone who bought their crap back in 06, which is when they first introduced themselves to the market, will undoubtedly tell AMD/ATI to fuck off, and rightly call it what it is; the fake rolex of GPU's. But sure, maybe because of this theft that they performed, they managed to save up just enough money to [now] craft quality products. I won't give them the benefit of a doubt, though.
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Posted 3/25/14
Highly recommend the Nvidia GPUs as well i haven't met anyone that has been disappointed by theirs (unless it just got old). Not to mention there new 700 series is pretty new.
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Posted 3/26/14

davideus23 wrote:

NVIDIA 700 series seems good.
Do that.


this. a 770 would do wonders, Iv'e ran star Citizen benchmark at full settings with my 770.

But, you should really get a better power supply as well.
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