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Old 23-10-14, 08:04 PM
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Hi, so I've been looking at upgrading for a while now but can't quite come to a decision. I have a budget of upto around £250-300, but might go a bit further if it's worth it. I've been thinking of a 780 or 780ti due to the recent price cuts because of 900 series being released, and have been leaning over to the nVidia side of things just because of the current AMD cards not seeming too great compared to what I could get for the price.

I'm looking to be playing any upcoming games, as well as Battlefield, Skyrim, Crysis etc at 1080p.

My current setup:

AMD FX-6100
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nVidia GT640
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Any help us appreciated,

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Old 23-10-14, 08:13 PM
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I would say a 970. Only reason I would see going witha 780/ti is if you already have one.
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Old 23-10-14, 08:18 PM
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In that budget I'd get a Asus GTX 970 Strix
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You might want to change the cpu as well to something like an 8320 as well. That coupled with a 280x/770 would serve you well at 1080p.
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Old 23-10-14, 08:23 PM
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There have been some very cheap 780's around, the DCUii was £230 briefly at OCUK but they are all gone now. Scan have the DCUii 780Ti for £339, ebuyer have a Twin Frozr 780 for £234. It just depends what deals you find and what coolers you like I guess, there are still some 7-series bargains to be had but it's not like the 9-series are outrageously priced.

For 1080p a 970/780 are a good choice but I guess some 780Ti overkill wouldn't hurt. 980 prices just don't make sense yet IMO.

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Old 23-10-14, 08:39 PM
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You might want to change the cpu as well to something like an 8320 as well. That coupled with a 280x/770 would serve you well at 1080p.
Yeah, I've been wondering about that too haha, will definitely look in to it!
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Yeah, I've been wondering about that too haha, will definitely look in to it!
For the time being get a new gpu then pick up a new cpu. You'll be surprised at what difference it'll make!
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Old 23-10-14, 08:48 PM
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There have been some very cheap 780's around, the DCUii was £230 briefly at OCUK but they are all gone now. Scan have the DCUii 780Ti for £339, ebuyer have a Twin Frozr 780 for £234. It just depends what deals you find and what coolers you like I guess, there are still some 7-series bargains to be had but it's not like the 9-series are outrageously priced.

For 1080p a 970/780 are a good choice but I guess some 780Ti overkill wouldn't hurt. 980 prices just don't make sense yet IMO.

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The Twin Frozr is pretty tempting.. What about the KFA2 780 HOF and the Zotac 780Ti GHz? Both on OcUK, and really great prices, imo
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There have been some very cheap 780's around, the DCUii was £230 briefly at OCUK but they are all gone now. Scan have the DCUii 780Ti for £339, ebuyer have a Twin Frozr 780 for £234. It just depends what deals you find and what coolers you like I guess, there are still some 7-series bargains to be had but it's not like the 9-series are outrageously priced.

For 1080p a 970/780 are a good choice but I guess some 780Ti overkill wouldn't hurt. 980 prices just don't make sense yet IMO.

JR
I just put a posted a new thread as i found a egva gtx 780ti dual classified at Dabs for only £350, it was returned open unused so for £350 for a beast of a card is a no brainer.
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For the time being get a new gpu then pick up a new cpu. You'll be surprised at what difference it'll make!
Sounds good, cheers!
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