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Hardware upgrade question for you computer guys

Post  Matt Varnish on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:18 pm

So the prices for new gfx cards are still stupid.. as I was looking at something beefy. I want to improve my machine and want to know if I make a smaller upgrade to gfx card or get an SSD to put on DVD and Total War Warhammer. I have 16gb of ram and a gtx750 right now
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Post  CA$H on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:23 pm

SSD for your operating system partition/drive is the way to go - just a 128SSD will be great - then use a 7200 spin Hard disk for your games and applications. You will notice this the most.

As for gfx, I would never go top end - you over pay for newly released tech. Especially now that "high end" cards are north of 1k$ (stupid if you ask me). If you want to stay Nvidia - then I would recommend the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB - its "mid range" but top of the mid range - best "bang for the buck".

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_1200_557_559&item_id=100739

That's local price here in Ottawa at $449.00

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Post  Matt Varnish on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:53 pm

Cool ok I've got a small SSD for my is already.. so I'll go for that card. Should be easy to install myself.. I do what. Download the drivers ahead of time ?
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Post  lothlann on Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:10 pm

I have a geforce 1050 ti sitting in my old computer only used for a few months if you want it cheap, has 2 GB GDDR5.

This is what i got at boxing day, was $1200 at the time. Reg $1700.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/acer-acer-aspire-gx-gaming-pc-intel-core-i7-7700-3tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-16gb-ram-nvidia-gtx-1060-win-10-eng-gx-785-eb11/10587597.aspx?

It says 16 GB DDR3 but its actually DDR4
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Post  Matt Varnish on Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:27 pm

For 529 the one 2 blocks from here has a 1060 6gb... is the extra gpu memory needed?
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Post  lothlann on Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:15 pm

it'll help, i play warhammer total war 2 on medium graphics which my computer. i have the 3gb card
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Post  Matt Varnish on Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:29 pm

Alright so Ill go for the 6gb 1060, now is there anythign I need to know hardware wise? or is it just plug in the new one and install drivers?
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Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:55 pm

Hey D, can I piggyback on here? You guys know what will help me most right now? I don’t play much graphically demanding games but WoW takes forever to load zones and even in game it can stutter a bit. Would more ram help this? I currently have 8gb of ddr3 ram.

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Post  Matt Varnish on Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:55 pm

Welp, thanks to Tristan's council, I have a new GPU.. to put it mildly, it kicks ass..

I had run a test flight over Las Vegas in DCS World with around 40% graphics settings, and was chogging at 20FPS right over the strip (highest detail)

With the new card, with MAXIMUM settings on everything, I was getting around 150FPS, and it dipped under 90FPS just once, at Mach 1.2 right over the strip, between the MGM Grand and the Bellagio Smile

VIVA LAS VEGAS!
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