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I also add 2 fps to the GTX 285 SLI column because the member with this setup was using a x6 1100t (20.3 fps)... I set it at 22.3 fps because you have a i7 3770k, you can run Valley benchmark with your GTX 285 SLI and I'll make the graph according to your score biggrin.gif

Downloading it right now smile.gif
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Oh god, I don't even want to imagine something like that happening to my system. Thank you for the list, I'll have to check that out. As far as my PSU being overkill, could that cause any harm to my system or does it just waste power and increase my electricity bill?

A 1200 watts dont draw 1200 watts it draw that your system use

The problem with your 1200 watts is when you use so little of it the efficiency drops like a rock when its in ilde if you where to buy something that fitted your system power needs better and with a higher efficiency rating you could see you power bill drop a little

So you could buy something newer and the money you save on the power bill could earn some or most of the money back you spent on a newer PSU
um... wth

OP wants a new GPU, does not have big budget and you're telling him to buy a PSU to save electriicity? lol

being more "green" (no nvidia pun intended) should not concern him. spending money on a new PSU is not going to reduce his power bill at all, getting rid of his 285s will.
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um... wth

OP wants a new GPU, does not have big budget and you're telling him to buy a PSU to save electriicity? lol

being more "green" (no nvidia pun intended) should not concern him. spending money on a new PSU is not going to reduce his power bill at all, getting rid of his 285s will.

I never once told him to buy a new PSU

I told him that that the PSU he has now is overkill and old thats it

Think you misunderstood
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Downloading it right now smile.gif

Run it in Extreme HD, overclock your i7 3770k to 4.5 GHZ and both GTX 285 if you can for better comparaison with the chart thumb.gif
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post #25 of 30
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Run it in Extreme HD, overclock your i7 3770k to 4.5 GHZ and both GTX 285 if you can for better comparaison with the chart thumb.gif

Here's my current GPU settings, is that good enough or do you have suggestions for overclocking them because I've never really done so my self

Current GPU settings.png 4390k .png file
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Run it in Extreme HD, overclock your i7 3770k to 4.5 GHZ and both GTX 285 if you can for better comparaison with the chart thumb.gif

I tried overclocking the cpu to 4.5 but my BIOS wouldn't let me. I got it up to 4.3 but it actually made my system run slower for some reason. I brought it back to default settings and tested the system, I should get better scores once I figure out how to configure it better. 00002.png 2290k .png file
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I tried overclocking the cpu to 4.5 but my BIOS wouldn't let me. I got it up to 4.3 but it actually made my system run slower for some reason. I brought it back to default settings and tested the system, I should get better scores once I figure out how to configure it better. 00002.png 2290k .png file

Lets say that your i7 3770k is OCed and GTX 285 SLI oced too, I'll add 4-5 fps to your final score.

So I set your GTX 285 Sli to an approximate 30 fps



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A 660ti won't be a huge upgrade over GTX 285 sli. It'll be on par with each other actually. 660ti = GTX 580 which = GTX 285 sli or there abouts. I think a GTX 670 would be the best option, or a 7950 from the other camp.

This. I'd get a GTX 670 or GTX 680. Nothing else will really be an upgrade at all.
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Well, if you want a 670, tell me the settings you would run a single at and I'll let you know what fps I get
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post #30 of 30
I remember when people went from GTX 295 to a 480/580, they came back with great feedback as to how much smoother their games are, and they can increase things like AA and resolution due to no Vram walls.

I think the main thing here is not just about performance, even if you did go to a 660Ti, it would be leap and bounds smoother than 285 SLi any time, because it simply has a much more advanced architecture, and it can deal with AA better.

Hard to explain, but you will see when you choose a card to upgrade to.
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