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    Hi Guys

    I have decided to upgrade my gpu just need a little advice I'm currently running the below rig:
    EVGA GTX660 2GB SuperClocked Edition 192-Bit PCI-E 3.0 28nm

    Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA1155 Quad Core Ivy Bridge CPU

    MSI Z77A-G43 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Z77

    XFX ProSeries P1-550S-XXB9 Core Edition 550W 80 Plus Bronze Certified Desktop PSU

    G.Skill F3-1600C9D-8GAB 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600MHz 1.5V

    I was thinking of either going for: http://www.wootware.co.za/powercolor...hics-card.html

    So is it a good idea my current gpu is constantly giving me problems like kernel drivers stop working etc.

    Edit*
    My budget is R3500 max
    Last edited by BlackFang; 29-05-2015 at 03:49 PM. Reason: Budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackFang View Post
    Hi Guys

    I have decided to upgrade my gpu just need a little advice I'm currently running the below rig:
    EVGA GTX660 2GB SuperClocked Edition 192-Bit PCI-E 3.0 28nm

    Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA1155 Quad Core Ivy Bridge CPU

    MSI Z77A-G43 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Z77

    XFX ProSeries P1-550S-XXB9 Core Edition 550W 80 Plus Bronze Certified Desktop PSU

    G.Skill F3-1600C9D-8GAB 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600MHz 1.5V

    I was thinking of either going for: http://www.wootware.co.za/powercolor...hics-card.html

    So is it a good idea my current gpu is constantly giving me problems like kernel drivers stop working etc.

    Edit*
    My budget is R3500 max
    I would also make that choice. I'm not too sure about Powercolor though? I've never used anything except Gigabyte. Is it a trustworthy brand? I know that there would definitely be a difference in the temperatures because of Gigabytes Windforce technology.

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    Honestly bud, I would recommend an Nvidia card. It seems EVERY game coming out is biased towards NVIdia and AMD, although a good card is not optimized for these games. If I were u, save an extra month or 2 and get a decent NVidia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanvF View Post
    I would also make that choice. I'm not too sure about Powercolor though? I've never used anything except Gigabyte. Is it a trustworthy brand? I know that there would definitely be a difference in the temperatures because of Gigabytes Windforce technology.
    Nothing wrong with Powercolor, I know of many people who are very happy with their cards

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    I'd personally go the Galax GTX960 just because every game seems to support it better atm.

    But that card is the best alternative option for that price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhi View Post
    Nothing wrong with Powercolor, I know of many people who are very happy with their cards
    +1, other than needing a fan replacement after a year I have no complaints with this brand.

    Quote Originally Posted by hideinlight View Post
    I'd personally go the Galax GTX960 just because every game seems to support it better atm.

    But that card is the best alternative option for that price range.
    Both the 280x and 960 are a decent upgrade to his card, although if it were me and I had to upgrade today I'd put a bit more towards the budget and buy the 290 for 4000 - Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwaai View Post
    +1, other than needing a fan replacement after a year I have no complaints with this brand.



    Both the 280x and 960 are a decent upgrade to his card, although if it were me and I had to upgrade today I'd put a bit more towards the budget and buy the 290 for 4000 - Link
    Bit too power hungry for my liking though.
    But yeah Nvidia could use a R4000 card. Maybe wait for GTX960 ti?

    Is there even gonna be one? But your so close to a GTX970 (2nd hand) when you go towards that price range.
    Last edited by hideinlight; 03-06-2015 at 05:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideinlight View Post
    Bit too power hungry for my liking though.
    But yeah Nvidia could use a R4000 card. Maybe wait for GTX960 ti?

    Is there even gonna be one? But your so close to a GTX970 (2nd hand) when you go towards that price range.
    That depends on when OP needs the new card, it'll be worthwhile to hold out a bit longer .

    With his max budget being 3.5, it was already a stretch suggesting a 4k card. The second hand 970 will probably be another 500 on top of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackFang View Post
    Hi Guys

    I have decided to upgrade my gpu just need a little advice I'm currently running the below rig:
    EVGA GTX660 2GB SuperClocked Edition 192-Bit PCI-E 3.0 28nm

    Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA1155 Quad Core Ivy Bridge CPU

    MSI Z77A-G43 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Z77

    XFX ProSeries P1-550S-XXB9 Core Edition 550W 80 Plus Bronze Certified Desktop PSU

    G.Skill F3-1600C9D-8GAB 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600MHz 1.5V

    I was thinking of either going for: http://www.wootware.co.za/powercolor...hics-card.html

    So is it a good idea my current gpu is constantly giving me problems like kernel drivers stop working etc.

    Edit*
    My budget is R3500 max
    I dont even care what the rest of the posts here say. If you're getting a stronger card like a 280X, i would make sure that your 550W power supply will run it sufficiently. Radeon high end cards in the 280x/290x range draw significantly more power and produce more heat than similar specced nvidia cards. Also, for R3500, by now you can pretty much just import a GTX 970 for slightly over budget, or you can import a 290/290x or a newer model for around R3000-3500
    Last edited by Slitza; 04-06-2015 at 09:38 AM. Reason: misread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slitza View Post
    Bit of a necro'd thread isn't it? this thread is over a year old since the first reply!





    The thread is a week old!
    Last edited by BeoTeK; 04-06-2015 at 09:02 AM.

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