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2 years ago#1
Here are my system specs:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
2 years ago#2
What exactly are you trying to achieve?

And the most common thing to keep in mind when jamming a new video card into your system is your power supply.
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2 years ago#3
You certainly don't need to upgrade your CPU or RAM.
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2 years ago#4
huh, wasnt aware the i7 2600 was a 8 core.
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2 years ago#5
koichi posted...
huh, wasnt aware the i7 2600 was a 8 core.


It's a quad core with Hyperthreading.
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2 years ago#6
my PSU is rated at 875W, so I should be fine. As for GPU, I'm looking at the 760 or the 660ti...What do you guys recommend? I am going to be playing mostly Rome 2, CoH2 and BF4 when it comes out.
2 years ago#7
BigBoss427 posted...
my PSU is rated at 875W, so I should be fine. As for GPU, I'm looking at the 760 or the 660ti...What do you guys recommend? I am going to be playing mostly Rome 2, CoH2 and BF4 when it comes out.


Get the 7950.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814202026&gclid=COTji7eRpLkCFdGd4Aod8nkA6w
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2 years ago#8
Apparently AMD releasing their new cards when BF4 hits? Just wait til those benchmarks come out and decide then.
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2 years ago#9
Between those two whichever you can get cheaper, they're physically the same part though the 760 has higher stock speeds and possibly slightly higher binning so if the price is close the 760 would be the better choice.
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2 years ago#10
Definitely go for a 7950 over either. It's the fastest card (once OCed) and you can get them around $200 with MIR these days (some were even only $178).
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