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    Default Question regarding new parts

    Hey Folks,

    I'm thinking about buying a new GPU (upgrading from a GTX 560 TI). What do you think about this Evga GTX 760? Will it allow me to play games on ultra settings/including games in the next year or two?
    Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-2766-KR GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

    Also, I am going to add some extra case cooling with these two fans so I can overclock my i5-3.3 ghz and be more stable: COOLER MASTER 120mm R4-L2S-122B-GP 4 Blue LED Case Fan 2 in 1 - Newegg.com (I have a hyper 212 heat sink)

    My last question: Is it helpful to upgrade RAM? (I currently have 2x4 ripjaws) and was thinking I would get another 2x4. Will this be helpful with gaming at all?


    Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Jon
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    EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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    Default Re: Question regarding new parts

    Read GTX 560 TI and GTX 760 reviews from the same website to see how much better the GTX 760 will be.
    I like the HardOCP reviews best because they concentrate on game play experience and maximum quality game settings and they aren't solely focused on benchmark statistics.

    I'm not overly impressed with Cooler Master fans.
    I recently bought a Cooler Master HAF XB computer case that came with two Cooler Master 1800 rpm fans.
    I replaced both fans with my Scythe S-Flex SFF21F 1600 rpm fans which have fluid dynamic bearings and 64 CFM output. Fans with FDB bearings will last much longer but cost much more than less expensive fans that use sleeve or ball bearings. Some higher speed 120mm fans can provide up to 90 CFM (or much more) but fan noise would then be problem. Installing two Delta brand 250 CFM fans would sound like your system has a jet engine!

    Adding a second memory kit might have some issues, even if you buy an identical memory kit.Mixing memory kits can lead to boot problems or stability issues, even when both memory kits appear to be identical or have similar or identical specifications. See http://forums.tweaktown.com/asus/534...tml#post461276, post #2 that quotes information from G.Skill's memory FAQ.

    I doubt that going from 8GB to 16GB of memory will have any positive effect when gaming.
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    I'm not overly impressed with Cooler Master fans.
    OK, time for me to eat my words.
    Cooler Master Introduces the JetFlo 120 Cooling Fan :: TweakTown
    It looks like Cooler Master has entered the high end cooling fan market.
    Cooler Master: JetFlo 120



    Last edited by profJim; 07-22-2013 at 01:46 AM. Reason: added link to CM Jetflo fan webpage
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    Default Re: Question regarding new parts

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Read GTX 560 TI and GTX 760 reviews from the same website to see how much better the GTX 760 will be.
    I like the HardOCP reviews best because they concentrate on game play experience and maximum quality game settings and they aren't solely focused on benchmark statistics.

    I'm not overly impressed with Cooler Master fans.
    I recently bought a Cooler Master HAF XB computer case that came with two Cooler Master 1800 rpm fans.
    I replaced both fans with my Scythe S-Flex SFF21F 1600 rpm fans which have fluid dynamic bearings and 64 CFM output. Fans with FDB bearings will last much longer but cost much more than less expensive fans that use sleeve or ball bearings. Some higher speed 120mm fans can provide up to 90 CFM (or much more) but fan noise would then be problem. Installing two Delta brand 250 CFM fans would sound like your system has a jet engine!

    Adding a second memory kit might have some issues, even if you buy an identical memory kit.Mixing memory kits can lead to boot problems or stability issues, even when both memory kits appear to be identical or have similar or identical specifications. See http://forums.tweaktown.com/asus/534...tml#post461276, post #2 that quotes information from G.Skill's memory FAQ.

    I doubt that going from 8GB to 16GB of memory will have any positive effect when gaming.

    Thank you for your input!
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    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

    ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

    EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona90 View Post
    Hey Folks,

    I'm thinking about buying a new GPU (upgrading from a GTX 560 TI). What do you think about this Evga GTX 760? Will it allow me to play games on ultra settings/including games in the next year or two?
    Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-2766-KR GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

    Also, I am going to add some extra case cooling with these two fans so I can overclock my i5-3.3 ghz and be more stable: COOLER MASTER 120mm R4-L2S-122B-GP 4 Blue LED Case Fan 2 in 1 - Newegg.com (I have a hyper 212 heat sink)

    My last question: Is it helpful to upgrade RAM? (I currently have 2x4 ripjaws) and was thinking I would get another 2x4. Will this be helpful with gaming at all?


    Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Jon

    Folks -- more insights are welcome. Obviously I am not that experienced and just want to make sure these parts would be beneficial for me
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

    ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

    EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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