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User Info: neoamerican

neoamerican
3 years ago#1
My old card is a 9600GT

What do you recommend? I can stretch it another 50 to 75, but that's it.
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User Info: -CJF-

-CJF-
3 years ago#2
Might want to list the rest of your hardware. If your old card was a 9600 GT the rest of your hardware might bottleneck a $400 card.

User Info: neoamerican

neoamerican
3 years ago#3
AMD A8 5500 APU
Nvidia 9600 GT
8 GB Ram

I will need to upgrade the power supply
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Crimson_Jesus
3 years ago#4
GTX 760 and the rest can go on that new power supply.
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Sergei_Dukanov
3 years ago#5
Two 7850's or two 7870's. Its doable for about $350
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#6
Okay, I'm curious. How did you wind up with an APU and a 9600GT? And for that matter, is a 9600GT even better than an APU anymore?
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User Info: neoamerican

neoamerican
3 years ago#7
Crimson_Jesus posted...
GTX 760 and the rest can go on that new power supply.


I thought so. I will probably go that route. Thanks!

Unless anyone else has a better idea?
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User Info: neoamerican

neoamerican
3 years ago#8
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Okay, I'm curious. How did you wind up with an APU and a 9600GT? And for that matter, is a 9600GT even better than an APU anymore?


I buy stock PCs and back fit them with whatever. It's the only/cheapest way to balance out the hobby with work/family.

In this case, I never got around to upgrading the GPU as the 9600GT (From my last full custom build) can play everything I like.

Reason? Well, if you are married, you know why.
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#9
neoamerican posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Okay, I'm curious. How did you wind up with an APU and a 9600GT? And for that matter, is a 9600GT even better than an APU anymore?


I buy stock PCs and back fit them with whatever. It's the only/cheapest way to balance out the hobby with work/family.

In this case, I never got around to upgrading the GPU as the 9600GT (From my last full custom build) can play everything I like.

Reason? Well, if you are married, you know why.


That actually seems a rather expensive way of going about it...
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User Info: neoamerican

neoamerican
3 years ago#10
DarkZV2Beta posted...
neoamerican posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Okay, I'm curious. How did you wind up with an APU and a 9600GT? And for that matter, is a 9600GT even better than an APU anymore?


I buy stock PCs and back fit them with whatever. It's the only/cheapest way to balance out the hobby with work/family.

In this case, I never got around to upgrading the GPU as the 9600GT (From my last full custom build) can play everything I like.

Reason? Well, if you are married, you know why.


That actually seems a rather expensive way of going about it...


Part for part, not really. I never spend more than $500.00 on a stock PC and I cannibalize as much as I can. I only do this once a generation if I can't just upgrade the old PC.
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