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My friend is getting a christmas present of a computer upgrade. We are looking into what he should upgrade..

He has a 780i, q6600, 4gb g.skill, 2x 8800GT's, and a 250GB HD. I told him he should get an SSD, but it may be too much work to transfer over an image of the drive, and all of his files.

Anyways, if we stick to just upgrading the video cards, what would make the most sense with todays GPU market? He plays Black Ops, dabbles a little bit in WOW, and he is thinking about getting Crysis 2.

I love Nvidia very much, but I was thinking he could also possibly get an ATi and keep one of the GT's for PhysX.

Any suggestions are appreciated!!
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post #2 of 11
GTX460/470/570....

what is your budget and we will work around that
post #3 of 11
Well if he wants to stay SLI, 2xGTX 460s should suit him nicely.
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A 6870 or gtx 470
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post #5 of 11
I would get a pair of 460s. But before you let the 8800s go. Voltmod them or send them to Cl3P20 or PizzaMan and have them voltmod them for you and see how far they will go.
post #6 of 11
budget.

that said, i say the 460 1GB's and up should do the trick. upgraded from a single 8800GT to my 460 Hawk and it's a BIG upgrade. Crysis used to run on High at around 20-30FPS no AA on a similar rig to this (2gb of ram and an X3 720) and now i get 30fps+ most of the time, with Very High and 4xAA
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post #7 of 11
SLI 460s or a 570.

Reinstalling windows + apps on an SSD takes a few hours tops...
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post #8 of 11
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Alright guys, forgot to add in one thing I feel is very important that I left out.

The monitor that he currently has only supports a max resolution of 1680x1050 so.. unless he gets a new monitor as well I feel that the upgrade would be minimal for him, am I right?
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Lysdexik View Post
Alright guys, forgot to add in one thing I feel is very important that I left out.

The monitor that he currently has only supports a max resolution of 1680x1050 so.. unless he gets a new monitor as well I feel that the upgrade would be minimal for him, am I right?
not in today's intensive games. GTX 460 SLI should get him some nice fps with all eye candies on at that res...hopefuly.
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post #10 of 11
SLI 460 will eat that res up and still provide legroom when he upgrades.
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