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Windows 7: Graphic card upgrade

24 May 2016   #1
EnzoS

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Graphic card upgrade

You can see my specs down below and so as said in the title, what do you think the best option would be?

Take in consideration that I mostly use my pc to play games like Dota 2 and csgo and other random steam games but the important fact is that I am eventually looking to play Overwatch and the new Battlefield which I think it would be too much for my gtx580 (overclocked 15%)

Budget 300 (~334$) max. 330-340 (~372$). Im searching to play such kind of games fluently but obviously not expecting to get a crazy amount of fps.


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24 May 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

You might be able to find a GTX 970 in your price range. That would be a good all around card for you, as it's a solid performer.
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24 May 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Wait for the GTX 1070, it`s supposed to be about $379 / $399 and will be out soon.

GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Card | GeForce

and the 970 is also a fine choice

Your motherboard is old, but it should still run fine, you have one of the best cpu`s ever made, don`t ever get rid of it

All the 970`s are well within your price range, this is just for example.

EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce 900 Series Family - GTX 970

You`d have to look at the European site for prices over there.
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25 May 2016   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Estimates have it that there will be some GTX 1070 cards put out by vendors starting around 314 Euros Including VAT ($411 US). But the Founders Edition will come out at around 394 Euros ($516 US). Those estimates are from a UK Review site. You are probably in a better position to check pricing in the EU than we are.
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25 May 2016   #5
EnzoS

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Oh well, these are some really good options. I didnt expect such cards for that price (lazy me not checking prices myself).

Ill take these 2 modells in consideration. And as AddRam kinda mentioned, my Motherboard would do fine? And Would I need extra cooling for a 970 or the new 1070? I have now 1 cooler master 2000 rpm and one generic with around 1400 I think, with those my pc nevers gets real hot unless playing very demanding games
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25 May 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Add as many case fans as possible.

The reference card will blow the heat right out the back of the case, that`s what I have, and they are great.

The other designs have fans that blow the heat from the card right into the case, so you need really good airflow.

I got away from these types of cards just for that reason, I don`t want hot air coming through my radiator when I`m gaming.

They do blow hot air out the back of the case too, but not as efficiently as a blower style reference card, in my opinion.

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25 May 2016   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

That sure is a nice case, Brian.

<drool>
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25 May 2016   #8
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

If you are ready to sacrifice few more dollars, get the GTX 1070. Just don't get the Founder's Edition.
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25 May 2016   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I mentioned that in my first reply.
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26 May 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Founders edition is a reference card I believe and EVGA has some pretty good ones that I've noticed or at least my 980 hybrid is working really well
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