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Hanban
29-09-2012, 01:10 PM
Hello! I'd like some advice on new GPUs. Basically I'd like to prepare for Rome II and also Planetside 2.

What I have right now is the following:
System Model: MS-7522
Inte Core i7 920 Quad Processor
Corsair Powersupply 750W
Corsair Dominater DHX+ DDR3 6gb ram

GPU: Asus Geforce 560ti 1gb

What I've been looking at is the ZOTAC Geforce GTX 670 2gb. And basically I'm just wondering if it's worth my money? Or should I go 660 instead or perhaps pay the extra money to go for a 680?

Note: Not too fond of tinkering around!

mashakos
29-09-2012, 01:16 PM
gtx670 is the sweet spot right now in terms of high end performance vs. value for money.

If you feel it's price is a bit over your budget, ignore the 660ti and go for a gtx580. The 580 matches up pretty well to a gtx670 and is cheaper than a 660ti.

Hanban
29-09-2012, 01:24 PM
Cool! I think I'll go for the 670 then!

Cheers!

Hanban
29-09-2012, 07:29 PM
An additional question that I've started thinking about!

I have the Corsair Powersupply 750W (ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus, Standard. 4x 6+2-pin PCIe, 8x SATA,)

It is roughly three years old at this point. Should I be thinking of exchanging it in the near future or can I expect it to survive another two years?

slick_101
29-09-2012, 07:53 PM
I'd suggest waiting a bit as they have just released the 660ti and like the last gen cards. the 560ti was the last to arrive followed by 3-4 months until 6XX series arrived. So If I were you I'd suggest waiting a bit to see what the 7XX series brings. Generally their cards will arrive within mid Q1 to early Q2 of 2013.

Sakkura
29-09-2012, 09:43 PM
An additional question that I've started thinking about!

I have the Corsair Powersupply 750W (ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus, Standard. 4x 6+2-pin PCIe, 8x SATA,)

It is roughly three years old at this point. Should I be thinking of exchanging it in the near future or can I expect it to survive another two years?
You can easily keep using it for another couple of years. Just think of it as a 650W PSU and you'll be fine.



I'd suggest waiting a bit as they have just released the 660ti and like the last gen cards. the 560ti was the last to arrive followed by 3-4 months until 6XX series arrived. So If I were you I'd suggest waiting a bit to see what the 7XX series brings. Generally their cards will arrive within mid Q1 to early Q2 of 2013.
I wouldn't expect to find more than one or two GTX 700 series graphics cards around before summer. The GTX 680 was released in March, but then it took a while before the GTX 670 arrived. And the GTX 660, GTX 650, and to a lesser extent the GTX 660 Ti are still fairly recent news.

AMD will probably release their Radeon HD 8000 series earlier - should begin arriving sometime this winter, with the range fleshed out by spring.

Still, playing the waiting game in a market that changes this quickly seems futile. There's always going to be something newer and better just around the corner.

mashakos
29-09-2012, 10:25 PM
I'd suggest waiting a bit as they have just released the 660ti and like the last gen cards. the 560ti was the last to arrive followed by 3-4 months until 6XX series arrived. So If I were you I'd suggest waiting a bit to see what the 7XX series brings. Generally their cards will arrive within mid Q1 to early Q2 of 2013.

I actually agree with you here, but the OP specifically mentioned that he wanted the upgrade for Rome II and Planetside II. So he might not be interested in waiting 6 months for next-gen graphics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbEcQCqCezg).

Hanban
29-09-2012, 11:53 PM
Thanks for all the help!