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Old 23-10-14, 09:16 PM
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For the budget your best bet will be to spend as much as possible on a GPU, then sort out your CPU upgrade later on. The GPU upgrade will give you the bulk of he performance increase which is what you want in the first place, and then later on the CPU will be the icing on the cake.

If you have an aftermarket CPU cooler I would also advise overclocking the CPU as far as it can go for the time being

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Old 23-10-14, 09:39 PM
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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.
Oh, awesome! Looking now, can't seem to find it though xD
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Old 23-10-14, 11:10 PM
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I've seen the 780ti for £299 on overclockers I think. I'd also recommend the 970 or 780 if you can find one for good money. As far as the CPU goes, you'll see the biggest improvements with a better CPU in the older games such as Skyrim an other games that use DX9, were as in the DX11 games you'll see the bigger improvements with a better GPU.
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Old 24-10-14, 03:30 AM
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I bought the Asus 970 Strix its such a lovely card but possibly not the best 970 overclocker as the single 8 pin restricts the power a bit if you want one to overclock go with the gigabyte 970 or Msi Gaming but if you think the 780 or 780 ti would suit your needs then go for that personally I wanted a card thats new out

As you are looking to play upcoming Games I would go for the 970 as it has 4gb of ram
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Old 24-10-14, 03:33 AM
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Double up your memory while you are at it, it will make a huge difference for you.
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Old 24-10-14, 08:01 AM
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Double up your memory while you are at it, it will make a huge difference for you.
He already has 8GB! You really dont need more for games, especially at 1080p these days.
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Old 24-10-14, 10:56 AM
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Double up your memory while you are at it, it will make a huge difference for you.
Handing out advise like that you shouldnt really be allowed to build systems for someone because you blatantly dont know whats actually required, how components work or get utilised.
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Old 28-10-14, 05:40 AM
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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 28-10-14, 04:01 PM
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Just an update, the Egva 780ti dual classified is now only £328, almost tempted to cancel my Egva 980 order and get the 780ti until nvidia release the 980ti or equivalent. What are the thoughts of other forum members.
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Old 28-10-14, 06:16 PM
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Just an update, the Egva 780ti dual classified is now only £328, almost tempted to cancel my Egva 980 order and get the 780ti until nvidia release the 980ti or equivalent. What are the thoughts of other forum members.
If its much cheaper then it would be worth it. Otherwise not really. You're only playing at 1080p right now and tbh either card is way overkill so it doesn't really matter. The performance is slightly better on a 980 and you also get more Vram. Up to you to decide if that's worth it or not. Also should keep in mind a 980 will hold on to its resale value longer, since as you can see a 780ti didn't for long.
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