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    Wanting to upgrade

    Hey everyone, I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!

    Since I have got loads of cash for Christmas I've decided its time for an upgrade for my PC. Here's my current rig.

    CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
    Mainboard: Maximus IV Extreme
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
    Memory: 2x4GB 1600MHz @ 8 8 8 24

    My question is: can I buy a NVIDIA GTX 760 and another 2x4GB 1600MHZ @ 8 8 8 24 RAM and put it into my current rig?

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    Re: Wanting to upgrade

    I would wait till next month for the 960 launch. I would have a look to see if I was using all my 8gb ram. I think task manager will help to find out. The ram should work, whether it shall I'm dual channel I'm unsure.

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    Re: Wanting to upgrade

    Buy the graphics card (assuming you like gaming) and forget about the RAM for now. You'll see a big bump off the graphics, hardly any off the RAM.

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    Re: Wanting to upgrade

    As above, certain tasks are GPU intensive (gaming), CPU intensive (video editing) or RAM intensive (photoshop) - not the only examples but an idea. So depending on your use different upgrade strategies will pay off. For gaming 8GB of RAM is great.

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    Re: Wanting to upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Domestic_Ginger View Post
    I would wait till next month for the 960 launch. I would have a look to see if I was using all my 8gb ram. I think task manager will help to find out. The ram should work, whether it shall I'm dual channel I'm unsure.
    Well if the prices are going to drop next month do you think its best to go for a GTX 970 instead of a GTX 760?

    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Buy the graphics card (assuming you like gaming) and forget about the RAM for now. You'll see a big bump off the graphics, hardly any off the RAM.

    Well I do a lot of gaming and use a lot of software from Adobe but I guess its still running fast for me. I suppose I'll leave out the RAM then
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    Re: Wanting to upgrade

    No idea if prices will drop on the 970. Also currency flucuations play a part. US economy had goood growth last year but i'm not sure if they had a trade deficit. Not my area tbh.

    Kitguru estimate 150-190 for the 960.

    At the very least there might be clearances on 760!

    http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...rice-revealed/

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    Re: Wanting to upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Domestic_Ginger View Post
    No idea if prices will drop on the 970. Also currency flucuations play a part. US economy had goood growth last year but i'm not sure if they had a trade deficit. Not my area tbh.

    Kitguru estimate 150-190 for the 960.

    At the very least there might be clearances on 760!

    http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...rice-revealed/
    Thanks for the fast reply and a really nice article to read. It sounds like the 960 will be cheap man! I guess I'll wait for a month or so until purchasing one ... So can these graphic card fit into my current rig without any problems?
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    Re: Wanting to upgrade

    yeah you should be fine.

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