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#11arleasPosted 7/15/2014 9:39:25 AM
returnofbeans posted...
wait a GTX 745? i did not know they could end in anything BUT a 0....


http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2561/geforce-gtx-745.html

Apparently they just came out with it earlier this year.

And sometimes they make cards that end in a 5, but it's not as common.
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#12KillerTrufflePosted 7/15/2014 9:46:50 AM
Just because the GPU starts with a 7 instead of a 6 doesn't make it automatically better. It *does* score marginally higher on Passmark, but it's still a low-end card, especially for an expensive computer. It'll play games, but you won't get great performance.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+650

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+745


The first number in a GPU type simply indicates the generation - the 650 is the 6xx generation, and the 745 is the 7xx generation - it's newer. Newer != more powerful tho. The last couple numbers tend to indicate the relative power within the generation. As a general rule for the nVidia cards since the 5xx series, if the last two numbers are 3x or below, it's a budget card (possibly integrated); if they're 4-5x (i.e. 45), it's a mid-range, fairly low performer, but not bottom end. If they're 6x or higher (i.e. 60 or 80), they're gaming-grade, with the higher you go giving better and better performance. A GTX 560 Ti may be a lower number than the card in either computer you're looking at, but it's a significantly better card because it's gaming-grade. It's from the 5xx generation, but it's still significantly better than either of those others because it's a more powerful card from that generation.
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#13r0ge00Posted 7/15/2014 9:49:07 AM(edited)
jaygood posted...
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-X8700-3752BLK-XPS-Desktop/dp/B00F5UCDX2/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1405355775&sr=8-6&keywords=dell+xps

What do you guys (or gals) think of this? I have only ever built my own PC's but I have been out of the game for some time (wife kids ect). I am still rockin my core 2 duo with a 9800GT! I am open to building my own if it could save $200plus. Time is money after all.

So what do you think?


A Vanquish II, Level 3 from Digital Storm is around the same price and would be better for gaming.

https://www.digitalstormonline.com/configurator.asp?id=995475


That Asus below might be a better deal, assuming you're getting a full 760 and there's not a cut down version for OEMs.
#14SnadadosPosted 7/15/2014 9:47:32 AM
http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=3026586&pid=1219086172072
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#15KillerTrufflePosted 7/15/2014 9:49:32 AM
r0ge00 posted...
jaygood posted...
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-X8700-3752BLK-XPS-Desktop/dp/B00F5UCDX2/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1405355775&sr=8-6&keywords=dell+xps

What do you guys (or gals) think of this? I have only ever built my own PC's but I have been out of the game for some time (wife kids ect). I am still rockin my core 2 duo with a 9800GT! I am open to building my own if it could save $200plus. Time is money after all.

So what do you think?


A Vanquish II, Level 3 from Digital Storm is around the same price and would be better for gaming.

https://www.digitalstormonline.com/configurator.asp?id=995475


That Asus below might be a better deal, assuming you're getting a full 760 and there's not a cut down version for OEMs.


That is definitely a better setup than anything the TC has linked so far.
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#16jaygood(Topic Creator)Posted 7/15/2014 10:07:40 AM
KillerTruffle posted...
Just because the GPU starts with a 7 instead of a 6 doesn't make it automatically better. It *does* score marginally higher on Passmark, but it's still a low-end card, especially for an expensive computer. It'll play games, but you won't get great performance.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+650

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+745


The first number in a GPU type simply indicates the generation - the 650 is the 6xx generation, and the 745 is the 7xx generation - it's newer. Newer != more powerful tho. The last couple numbers tend to indicate the relative power within the generation. As a general rule for the nVidia cards since the 5xx series, if the last two numbers are 3x or below, it's a budget card (possibly integrated); if they're 4-5x (i.e. 45), it's a mid-range, fairly low performer, but not bottom end. If they're 6x or higher (i.e. 60 or 80), they're gaming-grade, with the higher you go giving better and better performance. A GTX 560 Ti may be a lower number than the card in either computer you're looking at, but it's a significantly better card because it's gaming-grade. It's from the 5xx generation, but it's still significantly better than either of those others because it's a more powerful card from that generation.


Great post! Thank you!

Thank you for the links on the 2 prebuilt systems everyone!
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