GTX760 sli upgrade

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  1. russkris

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    Hi graphics gurus,

    Currently I have the following.

    CPU: i7 930(2.8Ghz) -
    COOLER: Gammaxx 400 -
    MOBO: ASUS P6X58D Premium -
    GPU: GTX 760 x2(GigaByte/ASUS) -
    RAM: 24gig DDR3(1600mhz) HyperX -
    HDD: Kingston 240GB
    CASE: Zalman Z9 Neo White -
    PSU: Zalman 1000w(ZM1000-HP) -
    DISPLAY: Viewsonic 23.6"(VX2457-MHD)

    Obviously, these cards are power hungry etc etc etc.

    What would be a logical upgrade, I am getting very itchy in the Buy forum. So many good GPU's going for cheap.

    Would the CPU bottle neck modern day GPU's?

    I have been checking out GPUBoss and comparing.

    Not quite cashed up to make the leap to something super expensive but dont really have a budget(noting I can sell the 760's to help fund)

    Any ways, all advise would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Roscosity

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    Depends on your budget and what games/performance you want?

    You could just go for a GTX1060 aftermarket card with some boosted performance from something like a G1 Gaming

    But if you're looking to really push the performance, you could look at a 2nd hand 980ti or maybe a 1070?
     
  3. russkris

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    Definitely wont be able to afford a $600 card but am looking for general improvement or similar results.

    I don't game a whole heap but do like to play, I look at the for sales multiple times a day and have been tempted to buy.

    These GPU comparison sites are confusing to me hence why I am here to ask people that just know.
     
  4. havabeer

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    2nd hand 980ti's are going for around the $400 mark in the forsale section. and would dominate compared to 760sli

    even a gtx980 is going to be faster then 760's in SLI. its really hard to suggest something with out a budget on what you want to spend (even a rough one would be good)
     
  5. russkris

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    I guess I dont know a budget until I work out what is better then the 760 SLI.

    I guess $350 might be a good starting point?
     
  6. havabeer

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    so sell the the 760's for $50
    spend the $400 on a used 980ti
    dominate all games at 1080P ultra settings for quite a few more years
     
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    SLI is all but dead, so id compare a single 760 to whatever card you looking at.. a second hand 980 for $300 would be an epic step up.
     
  8. russkris

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    This is what I do not understand about GPU's

    980/ti beats a 6gb 1060
     
  9. havabeer

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    Yes but the 980ti was the top of the line card of the previous generation, so its understandable it will beat the budget end of the new generation. it's also no longer sold by most of the major retailers.

    The cheapest 1060 you can buy is around the $360 mark. So a sub $400 980ti which is faster is actually quite good value. But a 980ti probably is overkill for 1080p (im al for overkill and longevity between upgrades) so maybe a 980 might be a more realistic target to aim for $250
     
  10. russkris

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    Edit. never mind
     
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    It's an excellent GPU.

    I would personally gravitate towards the Radeon RX 480 8GB which can be had for $335 at umart right now. Brand new. (So you could probably find it cheaper second hand. - Even the RX 470/Geforce 1060 is a good option.)

    And then sink some cash on upgrading that old Nahelem CPU. :thumbup:

    Don't see the sense in wasting a ton of cash on an old rig with a high-end GPU that is only going to be running at 1080P anyway.
     
  13. russkris

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    Totally agree, but the video card is just the start to the update path...
    So it appears the 980ti is the better choice, comparing a butt ton of gpu's but looking at price wise maybe the 480 is a better card to pick and I would get the warranty.
     
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    Getting the warranty would definitely be important, but you could also try find ex-demo samples from resellers perhaps? Usually going for $50-$100 cheaper, and they're guaranteed to work (Or at least be refunded if they dont)
     

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