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post #1 of 5
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In this video,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_Pnte_niJE

he gives a recommended upgrade of a generic prebuilt PC.

for only $150, a generic prebuilt pc (thats around the $500-700 range) can become a good gaming pc.

he says to just swap out the GPU and add in a gtx 750 ti.

is this worth it? my first "upgrade" would be to just swap out the PSU first .
post #2 of 5
it depends what your system has so far. By all means 750ti is very solid pick for medium wallet it will allow you to play on medium-highs in bf4 i do believe BUT when you want more power you will see it has no sli opt, in this case id rather try to find some used 670/680 at this price and in some time get second one and run sli.
post #3 of 5
Well lets see what kind pc are you running now?
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Originally Posted by Torvi View Post

it depends what your system has so far. By all means 750ti is very solid pick for medium wallet it will allow you to play on medium-highs in bf4 i do believe BUT when you want more power you will see it has no sli opt, in this case id rather try to find some used 670/680 at this price and in some time get second one and run sli.

I agree with this to an extent, lets say he has some big box brand, that only has 1 pcie slot, thus negating the advantage of him being able to run SLI. Sure the 670 or the 680 used would be a more potent gaming card, but what about the power supply? he would need to replace that with another one, whereas the 750ti doesnt even NEED to be powered by a 6 pin, even the ones that have a 6 pin will run without the 6 pin connected.

So in short, if you have a recent computer, the 750ti should be a viable upgrade, pretty much drop in and then install drivers and he should be good to go. But lets see if the OPs computer is compatible smile.gif
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post #4 of 5
750ti is good if your Power Supply is on the weaker side.

But for $150 the r7 265 is a far better deal.

Card is a good deal faster.
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post #5 of 5
I'll second that 750Ti vote as it will have minimal impact on your pre-built PC in terms of stress, but will give amazing performance per watt.

As for the PSU it is always recommended that you upgrade your PSU because that cheap "came with the case" PSU can sometimes kill your entire system for no perceptible reason.

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