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PostRe: Chef's rebuild by Renegade

Chef wrote:Cheers Jonny, I know we've often spoke of upgrading my specs but i always forget what you recommend

my current set up is

Itel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series Graphics
AMD sound card
4Gb RAM

what else do you need


As other people have said get yourself a brand new pc instead. I have almost the same specs for my media pc at the moment just get yourself a micro/mini ITX motherboard and a smaller case so that it dosn't take up too much room.
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» Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:46 pm «Top

PostRe: Chef's rebuild by Runner

£188 and comes with Assasins Creed 3 which you could ebay - http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-gefor ... 0626&src=3

£240 and has a little more grunt (paying for 384 more CUDA cores) and has AC3 http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-gefor ... 0626&src=3

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On the assumption that BF3 is going to be the performance defining game for the next 2 years I'd go for the 660 OC £188. The bump in performance doesn't look good value in moving up to a 660ti (£240) or a 660ti TOP (270) - as ever its a constantly changing market and depends on the deals when you purchase.

(There is always the 560ti 2gb version that shanks bought but the 660 has almost 3 times the cuda cores and newer architecture so I buy in the present not in the past.)
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» Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:37 pm «Top

PostRe: Chef's rebuild by Shanks

i cant complain at all with my graphics card its great although compared to the stick men at 6fps i was use to before anything would seem awesome :P
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» Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:44 pm «Top

PostRe: Chef's rebuild by Renegade

Runner wrote:£188 and comes with Assasins Creed 3 which you could ebay - http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-gefor ... 0626&src=3

£240 and has a little more grunt (paying for 384 more CUDA cores) and has AC3 http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-gefor ... 0626&src=3


I would happily buy that AC3 off you instead of ebay'ing it :P
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» Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:22 pm «Top

PostRe: Chef's rebuild by Chef

Renegade wrote:
Runner wrote:£188 and comes with Assasins Creed 3 which you could ebay - http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-gefor ... 0626&src=3



£240 and has a little more grunt (paying for 384 more CUDA cores) and has AC3 http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-gefor ... 0626&src=3


I would happily buy that AC3 off you instead of ebay'ing it :P


£250 and its yours!
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» Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:48 pm «Top

PostRe: Chef's rebuild by Runner

Chef wrote:
Renegade wrote:
Runner wrote:£188 and comes with Assasins Creed 3 which you could ebay - http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-gefor ... 0626&src=3



£240 and has a little more grunt (paying for 384 more CUDA cores) and has AC3 http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-gefor ... 0626&src=3


I would happily buy that AC3 off you instead of ebay'ing it :P


£250 and its yours!


lol in all seriousness though that will save you money's cheffy, worth a punt £15-20 I dunno what its worth but that could help justify a better card or discount the cheaper one.
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» Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:14 pm «Top

PostRe: Chef's rebuild by RubberJonny

Runner wrote:(There is always the 560ti 2gb version that shanks bought but the 660 has almost 3 times the cuda cores and newer architecture so I buy in the present not in the past.)
You do realize that the GPU's performance is reliant upon the CPU; 'extending the life of Chef's current rig' although true enough doesn't mean he'll get enough of a performance boost to justify the expenditure.

@Chef- If you need to update in bits; MB + CPU, GPU + PSU, then everything else.

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» Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:28 pm «Top

PostRe: Chef's rebuild by Runner

RubberJonny wrote:You do realize that the GPU's performance is reliant upon the CPU; 'extending the life of Chef's current rig' although true enough doesn't mean he'll get enough of a performance boost to justify the expenditure.


I am indeed aware that all computer components are reliant and limited by the spec of the other parts, but chef is experiencing very poor performance in BF3 and has roughly £200 budget, at that price you can't change much without wasting your money if you try and buy multiple components.

Looking at his rig imo the GPU is the highest priority case for an upgrade and the best use of said 200 big ones. Although the card will not reach its full potential on his current cpu it will however up his fps for the meantime and then further boost in performance when the bottle neck is removed with a new cpu/mobo/ram upgrade when the dollars are in :)
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» Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:50 pm «Top

PostRe: Chef's rebuild by RubberJonny

Runner wrote:Looking at his rig imo the GPU is the highest priority case for an upgrade and the best use of said 200 big ones.
I both agree and disagree.

@Chef- If you have no way of increasing your budget in a reasonable amount of time then go for it, but wait on it if you can and buy everything (at least; MB, CPU, RAM, GPU and PSU) in one go.
This is the best option for two reasons:
1. Lessens the risk of compatibility issues.
2. The longer you wait often the cheaper things get or you can catch parts when they are on offer.

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» Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:59 pm «Top

PostRe: Chef's rebuild by Runner

RubberJonny wrote:
Runner wrote:Looking at his rig imo the GPU is the highest priority case for an upgrade and the best use of said 200 big ones.
I both agree and disagree.

@Chef- If you have no way of increasing your budget in a reasonable amount of time then go for it, but wait on it if you can and buy everything (at least; MB, CPU, RAM, GPU and PSU) in one go.
This is the best option for two reasons:
1. Lessens the risk of compatibility issues.
2. The longer you wait often the cheaper things get or you can catch parts when they are on offer.

Peace Out!
Jonny!


Totally agree with jonny, that is the ideal situation, hopefully you get a lottery win XD
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» Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:04 am «Top