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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, my rig specs are: FX-8300 OC 3.5 ghz, 8gb DDR3 1333 mhz running on Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3, my gpu is MSI GTX 750 Ti Twin Frozr IV Overclocked powered by Eurocase ATX-350W

I need help upgrading my gpu because, i think games running barrely at 30-35 Fps isnt enough for me so, i planned on upgrading to GTX 960 2gb but then my friend he has GTX 680 2gb and said he dont need it

and if i can swap them + give him some money, we could make a deal

So my question is, is it worth it going for cheap but (not much) used GTX 680 2gb or should i go with brand new GTX 960?

 

Edit: I know i need a new PSU :D Dont Worry about it :D


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680 is more powerful than a 960


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Hi, my rig specs are: FX-8300 OC 3.5 ghz, 8gb DDR3 1333 mhz running on Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3, my gpu is MSI GTX 750 Ti Twin Frozr IV Overclocked powered by Eurocase ATX-350W

I need help upgrading my gpu because, i think games running barrely at 30-35 Fps isnt enough for me so, i planned on upgrading to GTX 960 2gb but then my friend he has GTX 680 2gb and said he dont need it

and if i can swap them + give him some money, we could make a deal

So my question is, is it worth it going for cheap but (not much) used GTX 680 2gb or should i go with brand new GTX 960?

 

Edit: I know i need a new PSU :D Dont Worry about it :D

You should get the 380. It's the best 960 out there.

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GTX 680 for sure, and then you need a new PSU, 600W+ . I dont even know how is you system working with 350W with some suspicious brand.


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You should get the 380. It's the best 960 out there.

Of course, this. A R9 380 is 15% faster than a 960 and about 7% faster than a 680.


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Or this if you're going used.

if going used I'd suggest a 7970 but that's just me


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Depends on the deal you get, the cards both have their pros and cons but are pretty close performance wise.  You'll likely need a better PSU though if you go with the 680, probably making it more expensive than just getting a new 960.  Though the 960 has a 400w recommendation...


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GTX 680 for sure, and then you need a new PSU, 600W+ . I dont even know how is you system working with 350W with some suspicious brand.

I know i found some LC-Power 600W so super cheap, TDP is 195W for gtx 680 and required min is 550W, and yeah :D I dont know how i got it but, overclocking the FX-8300 is so messy with this PSU, BSOD all over the place :D

 

Of course, this. A R9 380 is 15% faster than a 960 and about 7% faster than a 680.

Yeah i know, saw it but, dont wanna be amd fan on gpu side of things

 

if going used I'd suggest a 7970 but that's just me

Well, iam limited by my country, i live in czech republic, so yeah..


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I know i found some LC-Power 600W so super cheap, TDP is 195W for gtx 680 and required min is 550W, and yeah :D I dont know how i got it but, overclocking the FX-8300 is so messy with this PSU, BSOD all over the place :D

 

Yeah i know, saw it but, dont wanna be amd fan on gpu side of things

 

Well, iam limited by my country, i live in czech republic, so yeah..

That LC-Power is just as bad, if not worse, than your current one. Get a decent PSU from tier 4 or above

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/406160-psu-ranking-and-tiers/page-1

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Depends on the deal you get, the cards both have their pros and cons but are pretty close performance wise.  You'll likely need a better PSU though if you go with the 680, probably making it more expensive than just getting a new 960.

The deal is his GPU for my GPU + 40USD, and PSU is around 30USD but, i think the PSU upgrade should have been done earlier, FX-8300 is struggling with it and i really want to have more OC on my CPU


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That LC-Power is just as bad, if not worse, than your current one. Get a decent PSU from tier 4 or above

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/406160-psu-ranking-and-tiers/page-1

Being a fan? Buying the best bang for your buck is not being a fan, it's being a sensible buyer

Yeah, i know but, i can't simply afford any better PSU :/


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The deal is his GPU for my GPU + 40USD, and PSU is around 30USD but, i think the PSU upgrade should have been done earlier, FX-8300 is struggling with it and i really want to have more OC on my CPU

 

If those were your only two options, then the 680 is a far better deal.  It would cost you an extra $100 or more just for the card and you would still need a new PSU because the 960 sucks up twice as much power as your 750ti.


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Yeah, i know but, i can't simply afford any better PSU :/

Really look into something better. Not higher wattage, better quality.


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If those were your only two options, then the 680 is a far better deal.  It would cost you an extra $100 or more just for the card and you would still need a new PSU because the 960 sucks up twice as much power as your 750ti.

Yeah, i think i will go for it :) Thanks for advice :)

 

Really look into something better. Not higher wattage, better quality.

Well Eurocase is not a quality and still, its done its purpose


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Yeah, i think i will go for it :) Thanks for advice :)

 

Well Eurocase is not a quality and still, its done its purpose

Trust me when I say this, a poor quality PSU can kill your entire system before you even notice what's going on


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Trust me when I say this, a poor quality PSU can kill your entire system before you even notice what's going on

I know, but eurocase could have too, and didnt across 3 cpus, 2 motherboard and 2 gpus


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I know, but eurocase could have too, and didnt across 3 cpus, 2 motherboard and 2 gpus

This is a big gamble. When something like that happens no warranty will cover your parts.


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Forgo the other upgrades then if you can't afford a better psu with it, and get a better psu.

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