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    Lightbulb Is a GTX670 going to be worth it in my current system

    My pc is a few years old now but not really in a position to do a complete upgrade.

    Currently running

    Gigabyte EX58-UD5
    I7 920 (running at 3.6 cant up it due to cooling issue on NB)
    12g (cant remember the name of the ram, at work at the moment)
    4870x2 even with its custom cooler its a hot beast
    2x 120 ssd(M4)

    Now as i see it the 4870x2 is the weak link here and I can probably stretch to a gigabyte 670 but my question is. Is it really worth it, will i see all the benefits of the 670 on my current setup

    thanks

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    Re: Is a GTX670 going to be worth it in my current system

    Hi there

    Welcome to the forum

    Here are a few GFX cards to browse through

    NVIDIA
    http://www.ebuyer.com/368521-gainwar...-4260183362555
    http://www.ebuyer.com/395662-msi-gef...660-tf-2gd5-oc

    Now

    AMD

    http://www.ebuyer.com/390921-sapphir...d-11200-14-20g
    http://www.ebuyer.com/341330-sapphir...s-11196-00-40g

    a good range to view just give you ideas about whats available for your needs and price ranges this is based on your current PSU rating

    Hope it helps

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    Re: Is a GTX670 going to be worth it in my current system

    AFAIK a 670 will destroy a 4870x2 in every way, power use, temps, fps in games etc. The 7870, 7950 and 7970 are also worth looking at and overclock like demons all will destroy the 4870x2's performance as long as you have the psu to drive them.

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    I have a friend with an i7 950 who just added a EVGA GTX670 FTW and he is getting excellent frame rates from the card, given that his PC is running at stock I think you get will excellent performance from one of these on your rig if you do the upgrade.

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    Re: Is a GTX670 going to be worth it in my current system

    Quote Originally Posted by nerozero View Post
    My pc is a few years old now but not really in a position to do a complete upgrade.

    Currently running

    Gigabyte EX58-UD5
    I7 920 (running at 3.6 cant up it due to cooling issue on NB)
    12g (cant remember the name of the ram, at work at the moment)
    4870x2 even with its custom cooler its a hot beast
    2x 120 ssd(M4)

    Now as i see it the 4870x2 is the weak link here and I can probably stretch to a gigabyte 670 but my question is. Is it really worth it, will i see all the benefits of the 670 on my current setup

    thanks
    What is your PSU model?? What resolution are you running your games at??

    I would look at the following graphics cards:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-g...ni-displayport

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-m...79mhz-cores-13

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-g...58mhz-cores-13

    If you want to spend less I would look at these cards:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-m...ni-displayport

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...95wf3-3gd.html

    The HD7950 does tend to overclock well and both the MSI and Gigabyte cards have a very good cooler and are pre-overclocked too.
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 30-09-2012 at 12:51 PM.


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    Re: Is a GTX670 going to be worth it in my current system

    Thanks for the replies
    Went for the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Windforce 3X in the end its just so sexy
    Only running games at 1680x1050 but the monitor is the next thing to go

    Oh on a side note,

    I was reading somewhere that i could pop the cover off my Northbridges heatsink and put a fan directly on to it.
    but not really sure how to fit any fan as its a weird shape with a slope, if i could keep the NB cool i can get my 920 back up to 4 and boosting to 4.2

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    Re: Is a GTX670 going to be worth it in my current system

    I am running a I7 920 at 3.4 with an hd7970 no problem at 1080p , so gtx670 no prob either.

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