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Thread: GPU 1st Build Question

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    kephafan is offline Junior Member
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    Default GPU 1st Build Question

    My build is running a Core i7-4790K (haven't even overclocked yet) with 8GB of 2666 RAM and
    so far it is handling my son's two games that he plays (Minecraft & TF2) on the highest game settings.

    I haven't purchased a GPU yet and I am wondering if I picked up a EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC if
    a) there would be a noticeable difference over the CPU included graphics and
    b) if he advances to more graphic-intense games later, would this card be bottle-necking the GPU?

    Last edited by kephafan; 02-03-2015 at 02:09 PM.
    ASRock Z97 Extreme6 ATX LGA 1150--Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0 GHz Quad-Core LGA 1150--EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC 2.0 ACX GPU--Corsair H80i 120mm Liquid Cooler--Kingston HyperX Predator Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-2666--EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 80+ Gold Modular--Thermaltake Overseer RX-I ATX Full Tower--Crucial MX100 128GB SATA III MLC 2.5" SSD--Crucial MX100 256GB SATA III MLC 2.5" SSD--WD 500GB 3.5" 7200 RPM HDD--WD My Book 4TB External HD--Windows 10--1 extra top-mount Thermaltake 200mm Blue LED exhaust fan.

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    Shenendoah Valley, Virginia, USA

    Default Re: GPU 1st Build Question

    The 960's graphics will be much better for his games than the built-in Intel graphics. As for future games, a 970 or a 980 would be best for graphics intensive titles.
    An R9-290X with double or triple fan cooling is also good for graphics intensive games.

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