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9800GT dying, considering a new build


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#1 VicVegas

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:24 PM

Okay I've been trying build a 2000-3000k rig for a while now, but I have too much on my plate. My current rig is an old POS and is frankly not WORTH upgrading. At the same time, I wanted to get a new rig to be separate from it as apposed to outright replacing it.

I could just replace the GPU, but frankly when the computers CPU is an old Intel Core 2 with 1.86GHZ(2CPUs) on it I'm feeling a little reluctant.

As old as some of my rigs are, I'm looking at two computers and a laptop that need to be outright replaced.

So I guess this is all kinda pointless and I should just get a new GPU and forget about it.

Simply put: What's cheap, has at least as much power as my old GPU, will fit in a medium tower and runs cool?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:58 PM

If you were to upgrade to a high end GPU, it would most likely bottleneck considering how low clocked your CPU is.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:06 AM

I've thought about replacing the Motherboard and CPU as well, but that kinda defeats the purpose. :/

Not looking for anything high end at all, just what's cheap and will mix well with what I got.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:47 AM

Do you have a budget for the GPU and games do you play? Also what model is your power supply?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:47 PM

TF2, Skyrim and New Vegas (with shadows always on low for all of 'em heheh). Power supply is a Corsair TX750W.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:17 AM

This card is a high end card from AMD and it should be able to play TF2 and New Vegas easily without a hitch and Skyrim shouldn't be problem as well. If you want to go higher, then this card is a faster.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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