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help a noob upgade his gpu from a 560 ti to a_______

#1wwarren19Posted 9/13/2013 4:43:04 PM
with a $300 budget is the 7970 the best deal? the 770 looks great but is $100 more. would the 760 or 7950 even be a worthy upgrade? maybe i should go with a 670?

and IF i go with a 7970 do i get a "boost edition, ghz edition, OC edition, supadupa edition"?
i cant overclock so should i get a card already overclocked? can i get a card already overclocked?
what brand: msi, sapphire, asus, xfx.....etc
looking at my spec's will bottle-necking be a issue?

would appreciate any and all help.

soooooooooo many questions. things were so much simpler in my console days were a upgrade meant going from composite to component cables!
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#2donbrifwayPosted 9/13/2013 4:46:31 PM
7970 is definitely the best deal in that price range, but i don't know about bottleneck. it might.
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#32Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/13/2013 4:51:25 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814202008&gclid=CPSW5_DVybkCFUkS7AodNhgABA
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#4MasterDonGeroPosted 9/13/2013 4:58:26 PM
wwarren19 posted...
with a $300 budget is the 7970 the best deal? the 770 looks great but is $100 more. would the 760 or 7950 even be a worthy upgrade? maybe i should go with a 670?


Yes, just get the 7970. If you say your budget is $300, spend $300.

and IF i go with a 7970 do i get a "boost edition, ghz edition, OC edition, supadupa edition"?


Whichever falls under your $300 budget. The GHz Edition won't.

i cant overclock so should i get a card already overclocked? can i get a card already overclocked?


Why in the world can't you overclock? Is your IQ below 50? Are you 5 years old? And, yes, you can get a card that is factory OC'd, but that shouldn't be why you pick one card over the other.

what brand: msi, sapphire, asus, xfx.....etc

looking at my spec's will bottle-necking be a issue?


I prefer Sapphire. MSI and Asus are also very good. I don't like XFX, but some do.

And, in CPU-intensive situations/applications, like BF3 64-player multiplayer and Crysis, you will be bottlenecked some by your CPU.

would appreciate any and all help.

soooooooooo many questions. things were so much simpler in my console days were a upgrade meant going from composite to component cables!


And it would be soooooooooo much easier to help you if you used proper spelling and grammar. I have a headache from reading your post.
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#5donbrifwayPosted 9/13/2013 5:00:17 PM
that sapphire is a damn good deal for $299 with a $20 mail in rebate and 3 games.
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#6TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 9/13/2013 6:05:55 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127732
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