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    Getting a new GPU!

    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:
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    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?

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    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.
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    Cool! I think I'll go for the 670 then!

    Cheers!
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    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?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanban View Post
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by slick_101 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slick_101 View Post
    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.
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    Thanks for all the help!
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