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  • Rodpad 7 Aug 2013 15:23:28 2,236 posts
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    The MSI one you just linked is much better. Go for it.

    Edited by Roddles at 15:23:43 07-08-2013
  • Carlo 8 Aug 2013 09:36:02 18,328 posts
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    Hmmm!

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-msi-gtx-760-twin-frozr-oc-pcie-30-(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-980mhz-boost-1033mhz-cores-1152-dport-

    PSN ID: Djini
    Nintendo ID: 3454-3147-0073

  • Rodpad 8 Aug 2013 09:47:21 2,236 posts
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    Not worth it. You'd get better performance from the 670 linked above, which you can get for 60 less
  • graysonavich 8 Aug 2013 09:49:14 7,387 posts
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    Rodpod requires a greater sacrifice.
  • Gartt 8 Aug 2013 16:41:53 1,872 posts
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    My turn for the hive!

    Looking in to a graphics upgrade soon, fancy going for high end this time around. Specifically looking at the 680/770/7970 these cards all seem pretty similar but im leaning towards the 770 at the moment.

    Ive also heard that getting a card with more than 2GB of vram is pointless or rather that the architecture (GK104) in these particular cards cant fully utilise more than 2GB. Ive been trying to read around the subject but its kinda confusing and Im reading conflicting reports. Can anyone clarify?

    Is it worth dropping the extra to get a 4GB card instead of the 2GB version?

    Cheers guys.
  • graysonavich 8 Aug 2013 16:45:26 7,387 posts
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    Nope.

    Buy this: http://www.ebuyer.com/510507-asus-gtx-770-direct-cu-ii-2gb-gddr5-hdmi-dvi-displayport-pci-e-gtx770-dc2oc-2gd5

    gg
  • Rodpad 8 Aug 2013 16:48:02 2,236 posts
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    It can utilise it fine, that's not the issue.

    If you can afford 4GB, go for it, but if you do, make sure it's on a decent card. There's no point getting 4GB on a budget card. When games start needing more than 2GB of VRAM at 1080p I imagine your current beastly card won't be up to the job.

    We had this discussion a few pages back and couldn't really come to general agreement as it's all speculation at the moment.

    If I were to get a 770 tomorrow I'd be saving money and going for the 2GB version.
  • Gartt 8 Aug 2013 16:54:50 1,872 posts
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    Awesome, cheers.

    Ive been trying to hold out til the end of the year see what AMDs new cards will be like but Im itching to waste my money now.
  • graysonavich 8 Aug 2013 17:21:46 7,387 posts
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    Yeah there's always something around the corner. I bought a 770 myself last month - it's really the best bang for your buck you'll get for sometime

    Edited by graysonavich at 17:22:19 08-08-2013
  • Gartt 8 Aug 2013 17:31:53 1,872 posts
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    Is this? Noticed that happen a few times on ebuyer, lack of description and pictures.
  • Rodpad 8 Aug 2013 17:35:48 2,236 posts
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    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-770-gaming-pcie-30-(x16)-7010mhz-gddr5-gpu-1098mhz-boost-1150mhz-cores-1536

    Looks like it.
  • FutileResistor 8 Aug 2013 17:39:35 1,239 posts
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    But Ebuyer always have the manufacturers ID code which is far more precise than pictures or descriptions.

    N770 TF 4GD5/OC
  • senso-ji 18 Aug 2013 13:32:22 6,144 posts
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    @munki83

    Everything looks good to me. One thing I will say is that case, although nice, does retain heat more than others (due to the foam padding to reduce noise). If you plan on overclocking then you'll need a few more case fans and an after market heat sink for your CPU.
  • FutileResistor 18 Aug 2013 21:07:30 1,239 posts
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    @munki83

    You need to change your motherboard to an Z87 for overclocking the K CPU.
  • FutileResistor 18 Aug 2013 21:07:32 1,239 posts
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    @munki83

    You need to change your motherboard to an Z87 for overclocking the K CPU.
  • Kryon 27 Aug 2013 17:58:16 62 posts
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    Hi people, I wonder if you guys might be able to help me, I'm about to buy a new graphics card and it states that this card requires the PSU to be a minimum of 500w... My PSU is 500w, but some people have said it's not a good idea to use the minimum PSU, so I'm just wondering what would be the downside of me sticking with my 500w, would it be really stupid to do that?
  • Fake_Blood 27 Aug 2013 18:05:50 4,680 posts
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    Nope, worst case the system won't boot or games will crash.
    You can always get a stronger supply later.

    Which card are you getting?

    Edited by Fake_Blood at 18:06:18 27-08-2013
  • Kryon 27 Aug 2013 18:32:14 62 posts
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  • Kryon 27 Aug 2013 18:32:47 62 posts
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    @Fake_Blood Hey thanks for the reply Fake_Blood, I'm getting the XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950 DD 3GB GDDR5.
  • TheRum 27 Aug 2013 19:12:54 12 posts
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    I've recently built a naughty PC and all was going dandy but now mid game they crash. Well I usually get something along the lines of dota2.exe stopped working or equivalent depending on the game. Nothing is over heating only gear not new is the GPU which is a 560ti.

    Any ideas?
  • orpheus 27 Aug 2013 19:22:45 1,197 posts
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    munki83 wrote:
    Well just about to finalize my order....hate spending this amount of cash in one go :S

    final order is

    Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Case
    Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz
    mobo Gigabyte Z87X-D3H
    Intel Core i5 4670K

    Sticking with the stock cooler for now as I'm not planning to overclock it off the bat or if at all :S.

    Also went for a slightly more expensive mobo as I'd like the option to go sli even if I dont.

    Hopefully all goes well and in a month or so I'll be adding a 760gtx to replace my current 460gtx
    Looks decent, especially once you add the 760. Watch the temps though, even on stock clocks. Download something like RealTemp for a quick, accurate temp reading.

    I say this as I'm on the mobo down from that on an i5 3750K (Ivy Bridge), and mine runs hot even with a monster aftermarket cooler. Haswell (the 4xxx series chips, like yours) reportedly runs even hotter. I can't imagine the stock sink coping with an Ivy, let alone a Haswell, but I suppose they must do, or there'd be uproar. Probably nothing to worry about, but worth keeping an eye on :)


    @ The Rum

    Probably need a bit more info than that... :) Is the pc overclocked? Does Event Viewer (type it into start bar) show anything out of place? Do you get bluescreens or warning notifications of any kind? Any graphical corruption or slowdown prior to a crash? What cpu/gpu etc?
  • TheRum 27 Aug 2013 19:30:51 12 posts
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    CPU is overclocked. Can't get to PC at the moment to view event viewer. CPU is i5 3570k, GPU 560ti (not overclocked). No slowdown or blue screen just suddenly BAM! game stops and and it goes back to desktop with windows saying it's trying to find a reason.
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