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Planning to upgrade from 660ti to 770 tomorrow. Need advice

#1TowerBooks3192Posted 8/5/2013 3:37:08 AM
Got scared when I tried to open up my PC and unplug the components inside and managed to put it back together again. Will finally be going to the PC shop tomorrow and I was wondering if its worth it to jump to 770 from 660ti? Planning to get that and probably a cheap SSD (those 100 something gig) but not much of a priority since its kind of a luxury. Will probably get some other stuff like a cheap mechanical keyboard or a decent mouse or something. The video card is my priority though and I hope its easy to just plug a new one in or something. Need some advice if its worth it and if it will handle 2 monitors or something (I got a 23 inch I think and I could probably add another one.)

My specs:

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz 8mb

ASRock Z77 Pro 3 LGA 1155ATX Mobo

G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600 MHZ

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 3.5" 1 TB 64mb

EVGA Geforce GTX660TI 915M/6008M 2GB/ 2x DVI/HDMI/Dp

XFX Core edition 550W 80 Plus Bronze power supply

Antec three hundred gaming case

No reason/goal in mind to upgrade since I just got it last December and probably I think I wanna expand my strategy library to include the total war series.
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#2aak57Posted 8/5/2013 3:50:57 AM
Not worth the cost, not at all.
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#3TowerBooks3192(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2013 3:55:34 AM
aak57 posted...
Not worth the cost, not at all.


Really? how so? So I should just invest in a case or an SSD then?I think the card costs like $530 from where I could purchase it.
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#4aak57Posted 8/5/2013 3:57:20 AM
Whereabouts do you live? If you're in the USA, that's a pretty terrible price. And it's not worth it because the difference in frame rate you'll notice is not worth the hundreds of dollars you'll lose. The 660 Ti is already a powerful card and can handle 1080p pretty well.
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#5TowerBooks3192(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2013 4:00:53 AM
aak57 posted...
Whereabouts do you live? If you're in the USA, that's a pretty terrible price. And it's not worth it because the difference in frame rate you'll notice is not worth the hundreds of dollars you'll lose. The 660 Ti is already a powerful card and can handle 1080p pretty well.


That is australian price. So I should just keep my money and enjoy my machine as of the moment then? I was planning to either get a laptop for Uni or just upgrade my machine. I guess I could just buy a cool speaker, mechanical keyboard, a mouse and an SSD then or something. I kind of want to upgrade if its really a huge difference
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#6SlaynPosted 8/5/2013 4:34:01 AM
It isn't a HUGE leap, but can you sell your old card? If you can sell the old one for a decent price, the upgrade would be cheap. I sold my GTX460 for around $100 and got a 660 for $200, not much of a price difference.
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#7TowerBooks3192(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2013 4:37:19 AM
Slayn posted...
It isn't a HUGE leap, but can you sell your old card? If you can sell the old one for a decent price, the upgrade would be cheap. I sold my GTX460 for around $100 and got a 660 for $200, not much of a price difference.


I may be able to or not. But its more no than yes though. Would be great if I could. Like I said I got $1300. I guess I could grab an SSD and hoping its just easy to install (I got all the wires tied neatly inside.). I was worried if I need a new power supply. I though I broke my PC when I tried to put it back together again and those pins where you connect the switch for the case are scary!

I have to make this count because mum is gonna kill me if I won't buy something from there since its a bit far from where we live and I don't have time wait for it in post.
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#8aak57Posted 8/5/2013 4:38:13 AM
Selling would help, but at the higher end there's more money to be lost for less gain than your situation. He'd probably lose at least $200 for an upgrade that would basically take him from high/ultra to ultra.

TC, I'd suggest just reading about how to overclock your video card, do that and call it a day. Also, I'd strongly suggest you actually spend some time researching the stuff you plan to buy.
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#9SlaynPosted 8/5/2013 4:46:01 AM
Usually jumping one generation isn't worth it. I always jump 2 generations for a noteworthy upgrade. 8600 to 260 to 460 to 660.
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#10TowerBooks3192(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2013 4:52:38 AM
aak57 posted...
Selling would help, but at the higher end there's more money to be lost for less gain than your situation. He'd probably lose at least $200 for an upgrade that would basically take him from high/ultra to ultra.

TC, I'd suggest just reading about how to overclock your video card, do that and call it a day. Also, I'd strongly suggest you actually spend some time researching the stuff you plan to buy.


Ok, fair enough. The thing is I don't have a clue about this. I just went to the shop last december and told them : Hey I got $1200, what PC could you build me and that is what they gave me. I was wondering if its worth getting an SSD now though? I am worried about overclocking and stuff because something bad might happen.

Lastly, is it easy to install an SSD?
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