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Post Date: 2014-11-18

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  Quote grave17 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Looking for insight on some upgrades for gaming
    Posted: 18 Nov 2014 at 2:47pm
Below are my current specs I'm starting to see a bit of a strain with my current rig and would like to start pricing and look at good upgrades for performance. Mainly I play recent games an see the chug such as in Dragons Age Inquisition, CoD AW at max settings on both and the new Far Cry 4. I'm thinking realistically all I have to do is switch out my 670 ftw for a 970 but if this thought process is wrong im open to better informed suggestions. Any all advice is appreciated thanks in advance

System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Corsair Carbide 400R
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.40 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Does Not Support SLI)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 800W Corsair GS (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Western Digital/Seagate/Hitachi/Samsung (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) <b></b>
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: !CLEARANCE: 1x (120GB Solid State (By: Corsair) (Model: Force GT Series) (SATA 6Gbps)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB (PhysX) (FTW Overclocked EVGA)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (High Performance Cooler)
H20 Tube Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU 4.0GHz to 4.4GHz

Edited by grave17 - 18 Nov 2014 at 3:00pm
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Nov 2014 at 4:18pm
Hi grave17... You nailed it. All you need is the graphics card upgrade and the gtx 970 will give a huge boost. Between a 50% and double fps increase, game dependant.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.   
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  Quote grave17 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Nov 2014 at 5:44pm
seeing as there are multiple 970's is any version in particular the best purchase choice I don't mind paying a bit more performance
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  Quote  Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Nov 2014 at 5:59pm
A high performance card that is rather quiet is the GTX 970 FTW, but from what I've heard, they are hard to find in stock. Another card to look for is the Galaxy GTX 970 Hall of Fame, which has the highest factory clock out there; don't know the availability of it though.
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  Quote ArkansasWoman777 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Nov 2014 at 7:02pm
it currently in stock on the Amazon site
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Ordered: 11-27-12
Stage 1: 11-29-12
Stage 2: 12-2-12
Stage 3: 12-2-12
Stage 4: 12-4-12
Stage 5: 12-4-12
Stage 6: 12-10-12
Stage 7: 12-12-12
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  Quote grave17 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Yesterday at 2:57pm
So I am about to finalize my purchase with this card will I have any issues with how it fits or anything? I believe I wont but another pair of eyes just to be sure would be appreciated.

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-Graphics-GV-N970G1-GAMING-4GD/dp/B00NH5T1MS

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  Quote ArkansasWoman777 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Yesterday at 4:59pm
the length of the card is 12.28'' inches and the maximum card length that can fit in that case is 12.52'' so i don't think you should have any issues

Edited by ArkansasWoman777 - Yesterday at 5:00pm
"Captain Sirius Black"
Storm Trooper
i5 3570k

Ordered: 11-27-12
Stage 1: 11-29-12
Stage 2: 12-2-12
Stage 3: 12-2-12
Stage 4: 12-4-12
Stage 5: 12-4-12
Stage 6: 12-10-12
Stage 7: 12-12-12
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