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The I Wish I Had A Better GPU Thread.

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by erocker, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    See post #155.


    Oh! Helloooo.....

    So, I hear that you like gaming but your graphics card sucks. Your paper route just don't pay the bills and it also doesn't buy you the graphics card you need for your #1 hobby to play your favorite games.

    I want to hear what you have and why you need a new card.

    This thread isn't going to last very long. If you're going to post, post now.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2011
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  2. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I just got a pair of 6970s and haven't even installed the second one yet because a single one kicks ass compared to my old 4870x2 card.

    Oh wait ... I guess I don't need a new card.
    Thanks for asking though, Erocker :toast:
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We have it good up in these parts. :toast:
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, that's why I have contests. To "share the Wisconsin love!" :laugh:

    Plus our seasons are almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, so OCing is just an open window to better ambient temps.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I'm enjoying my 6950 2GB cards as well, and I'm also only gaming on one more often than two but about a 1:100 ratio. Breaking the habit of wanting in-game details cranked to the uttermost max has me wondering why I bought two cards in the first place, and questioning whether I even want to consider the 79xx-series AMD GPUs.

    Of course, I do have all these boards that support runnging four GPUs. I wanna fill one of them with 4 cards, just because. Plus, I have 3 monitors, and 2 cards aren't enough for eyefinity.:banghead:


    Soooo...could Santa bring me a couple of 6950 2GB cards, pretty please?



    :rockout:



    Please?




    :laugh:
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    I need a new GPU because I currently only have 4. The two GTX 570 Direct CU II's that I have won't work together because one always smothers the other, and my new GTX 560 Ti 448 Classified cards are all the way in Orange County, out of reach for another two days :cry:

    :roll:
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    I have a gtx 570 and need a new ati 7*** series card just because and it will be damned hard to resist as i am getting a £200 amazon voucher for christmas that was going to go on a 27" monitor but I think it will be a hard choice depending on how the new cards perform.

    Tl;dr I dont need one but might get one anyway cause I love buying new shit I dont need :/
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    me wants a better gpu even though there aren't any games i'm really interested in. but i needz moar powah!!!!1!!1!

    oh well, in some 6 month's time...
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    I have a GTS 250 for my games at the moment, it lags alot in newer titles such as BF3

    I spent all of my money on a new sound system

    Now i have no money left for my PC, So i have no DX11, and no way to get anything more then stereo sound out of my computer

    please can i have something with at least a HDMI output? :laugh:

    EDIT:Why won't the thread last long? it's not as if there are any giveaways happening at the moment, are there?

    EDIT:Forgot to mention my GTS's cooler has got to the point where it idle's at 60c, and loads at about 95-100c, whilst sounding like a leafblower - yet another reason you don't buy the cheapest version of a card you can buy - If i had to buy again i'd of gone for a custom cooler any day
  10. Kreij

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    Lol ... the posts so far are like "I need a backup driver for my limo". :roll:
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    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    I need a better GPU so I can kick some more ass and take more names in BF3 because playing BF3 with medium settings on my GTX 285 isnt enough for me and my rig! /flex
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    Two GTX460, both from RMA due to originals overheating. I suppose they are OK, but something more powerful would be nice...
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bad economy my a$$! Man, I haven't even thought about shedding a tear yet.
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    I need a 2GB GPU so I can crank up the AA and go crazy(eyesreaper) with ugrid settings in Skyrim.

    1GB just is not enough. Me and my first world problems!
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Been in the game section lately?
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    You tell 'im Kreij!
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    Correction : None I have a chance of winning :laugh:
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    I'm using a Mobility HD 3470. That is all.


















    Nah j/k, I have a HD 5770. I just need a better motherboard, mine only has a PCI-e 1.0 x4. But I'm using my laptop for now (and have been using it during the past couple of months), meaning I've been gaming with the 3470. :\
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    DDD needs a new card because he just got a GTS450 and was ecstatic. Anything more powerful would probably put him in to convulsions. He gets my vote.
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    _JP_

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    Same here. On the condition that he takes a pic of himself foaming from the mouth when he receives it.
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    Yes, we need pics and video.
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    Still running my HD4850 512mb with Twin Turbo installed.
    Only to find the memory refuse to overclock well.

    No big deal, I have a history of owning rigs which have relatively decent cooling and are rubbish at overclocking.

    I wouldn't mind one of the 7xxx series but it's only based on the fact one of them is named after where I live.

    And that specific card would be overkill for my needs.

    I'd just like to get something faster than my GPU, runs DX11 and has more than 512mb of VRAM.
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    I always wished for a better GPU but then Skyrim came and shot my CPU an arrow to the knee..
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    Maban

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    I wish I needed a new GPU.
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not sure what Erocker is up to, but I think I took the wrong approach.

    ... ahem ...

    My house burnt down and my computer went with it.
    I have no money or insurance.
    My dog got a venereal disease from my cat who is pregnant from the gerbil.
    I ...

    lol ... my BS barrel ran dry. :laugh:
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