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Old PC gfx upgrade GTX770>970

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hi all , got a ye olde system ( check specs)

Thinking of trading in the GTX770 2gb for a GTX970 4gb , can get 1 for about £50 plus the 770 , is it actually worth it? or is the rest of my system to slow that it won't make much if any diff?
Just wondering if i can squeeze a bit more out of what i have :)

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You're already held back by the rest of the system. Sure the 970 would be a nice bump but sadly you might not see it.
 
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970 still has some jam left in it, I’d hit it for 50 bucks.
 
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That q9450 can barely push the 770 you have, there's no point in buying a 970 as it will be even more limited, save 100 notes and buy an 3/4th gen i5 system, plenty of which are available on Ebay at those prices, it would be a much wiser purchase, with usb3, pcie3, ddr4 etc
 
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That q9450 can barely push the 770 you have, there's no point in buying a 970 as it will be even more limited, save 100 notes and buy an 3/4th gen i5 system, plenty of which are available on Ebay at those prices, it would be a much wiser purchase, with usb3, pcie3, ddr4 etc
You sure about Haswell having DDR4? Honestly getting a 2600x or similar would be better for the long term over a 4690k/etc.
 
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