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post #11 of 35
If you have a phenom IIx6 it can work with a r9 280x without bottleneck,do you?
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Your card shouldn't be struggling with BF3, it's more of a CPU depended game, I used a single 7870 when I was playing BF3, not problem at all, but if u want full effects with 1080p +120 fps, it's a bit too much for 7870.

my friend just upgrade from 7870 to 280X, he doesn't play BF3 or ARMA so I can't tell u how it goes, but in other games and apps, he get like 50% more performance
post #13 of 35
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I sold my Thuban on unfortunately frown.gif

I don't struggle with any games really, well I wouldn't say struggle.

But anyway I used to own a Thuban then an I7 now my Athlon, and game wise they were fine (in Alpha, Beta and final). I also went by THIS to judge whether my Athlon would cope.

I know most chips struggle with it smile.gif


EDIT: Mainly I am looking for quietness, good temperatures and being able to sustain good frame rates whenever that is possible really smile.gif I have a reference design card and although it's appearance is nice it gets quite loud at 30% fan speed.
Edited by mikeo01 - 3/24/14 at 5:51am
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I sold my Thuban on unfortunately frown.gif

I don't struggle with any games really, well I wouldn't say struggle.

But anyway I used to own a Thuban then an I7 now my Athlon, and game wise they were fine (in Alpha, Beta and final). I also went by THIS to judge whether my Athlon would cope.

I know most chips struggle with it smile.gif


EDIT: Mainly I am looking for quietness, good temperatures and being able to sustain good frame rates whenever that is possible really smile.gif I have a reference design card and although it's appearance is nice it gets quite loud at 30% fan speed.


Them reference card can get loud at times. Then what you need is a new GPU, I recommended a 7970/290 non reference obviously OR you can get a universal prebuild water cooler which can help with noise and temps and overclock the baby wink.gif But you need the space and a good case to put it in and make it look sexy.
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Hey again peeps just been looking around, sniffing, seeing what's about.

So, I've stumbled across the new R9 280s (Non-K) for a bit cheaper.

I'll post links instead easier:
Powercolor R9 280 Turbo £190.20/$315.07
PALIT GTX 760£145/$240.19
MSI TwinFrost GTX 760£189.98/$314.70

Now, in ARMA 3 HERE the GTX 760 does well, 31 FPS @ 1080P. That was Alpha and it is much more optimised now (my HD 7870 can crack 30+ before).

Other games I run include Battlefield 3, another nVidia friendly game. I don't vary with games I tend to stick to the same ones. I am also a huge fan of Assassins Creed series, another nVidia lover.


Now, I know it's kind of the unwritten rule to pair an nVidia card with an AMD based CPU because well, why should I! But that attractive price of the *hideous* Palit GTX 760 makes me wonder if it'll be worth while to go for it? Did I mention how hideous that thing is tongue.gif but hey.


What's your thought everyone? smile.gif


EDIT: Or go the safe route with Amazon with a PNY GTX 760£168/$278.51
Edited by mikeo01 - 3/26/14 at 12:58pm
post #16 of 35
if you are sticking with the athlon, then just get the cheapest of the bunch. the cpu will hold back any of those.

edit: wait, that 760 is not so much faster than what you have. upgrade your system and keep the 7870.
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How will a FX-6300/8320 fair?

It's a pain because I can get a I5-2500K second hand for same price as a FX-8320, however all the available 1155 boards are gone now (I should of kept mine ><).

Anyhow how would they fair? Good/Bad choice?

EDIT: Or buy myself a Phenom X6 back again (1090T)?
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Which is your budget for cpu and mobo?and which games do you play?resolution and details?
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Which is your budget for cpu and mobo?and which games do you play?resolution and details?

This is to pair with a chip on my other thread wink.gif I play at 1080P (1920x1080) and I run games such as Assassins Creed, Crysis (just because I have the game), and ARMA series. The other games I run are not demanding and are fine. Mainly those ones.
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this should take an i5 to 4GHz safely . . .

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77-d3h-usb-30-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-a

unless you can't buy from here.

I have to be picky, I can't stand blue colour scheme motherboards and PCBs frown.gif the board just looks cheap and a down grade from what I used to have.
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