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Hey guys!

Sorry if this has been asked 1000x but you seem like a pretty helpful bunch haha. So long story short me and the wife are finally selling our house, and as a "hooray!" we decided to budget some money so we could each have a mini shopping spree. I figured now is a good time to upgrade my PC a bit, and needed some advice on the GPU.

My current specs that are staying are

i7-2600k ( not overcloced)
16gb of DDR3 1600 Ram

I am getting a 250gb SSD for OS
and a new 1tb 7200rpm drive for games only

I have a dual monitor setup, the highest resolution I can get is 1920x1080

So my question is, is the 970 still worth it with those specs? Would I get full potential out of it? Or should I stick with the 960. I understand I prob still won't be getting 100fps because of my CPU and not super fast ram, so part of me is thinking if I get the 970 I will be holding it back. I am not an enthusiast, I am just happy with a solid fps, and if I can get most games to run at 60 on high ( and some on ultra ) I will be happy. But the power of the 970 is hard to resist, but again, not sure if I will be holding it back. Thoughts?
post #2 of 5
what games would you play? and the i7 2600k wont be a bottleneck..
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post #3 of 5
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Battlefield 4, will be playing battlefront and fall out 4 when they come out. I also play ESO. So i guess mostly FPS. Again just looking for a smooth running experience
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Originally Posted by whoisbill View Post

Battlefield 4, will be playing battlefront and fall out 4 when they come out. I also play ESO. So i guess mostly FPS. Again just looking for a smooth running experience

For ESO Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
For Battlefront Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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the r9 390(oced r9 290) is a better choice than the 970..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131672
Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/18/15 at 2:25pm
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wow thanks a lot man! Appreciate the info! the R9 looks amazing!
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