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Reccomendations for GPU Upgrade

  1. #1


    Charlotte, NC
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Reccomendations for GPU Upgrade


    Good morning Eight Forums. I've had a GeForce GTX 560 by EVGA for a while now, and I think it's time to retire it. So, in the search for a viable replacement, I've decided to branch out to the all-knowing community for help.
    I'm looking to switch out the old GPU with either two EVGA GeForce GTX 760 FTW cards in SLI or a single EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked card. My current setup (AMD FX-8350, GeForce GTX 560) runs just fine on my SeaSonic S12II 620w PSU, and I'd like to stick with it if I could. The important questions are, which would give me more bang for my buck, and can the little SeaSonic handle SLI?

    Let me know what you think, and thanks in advance!

    Expected Upgrade Config
    • AMD FX-8350
    • 4x Crucial Ballistix Elite 4GB 1600
    • Crucial M550 256GB SSD with 640GB Hitachi HDD
    • SeaSonic S12II 620w
    • 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 760 FTW -or- EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked
    • Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    Buy another 560 use sli and save a ton of money. I'm still on 460s in sli and they work fine. Only problem is memory.

    Edit: the 760sli is also more bang for your buck than the 780 if had same memory size
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Charlotte, NC
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks for the fast reply Surgikill, now the question is, can I run two 760 FTWs along with the rest of my PC on 620w?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 60
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Sporkalypse View Post
    Thanks for the fast reply Surgikill, now the question is, can I run two 760 FTWs along with the rest of my PC on 620w?
    Your PSU can easily handle both of them (+ rest of system), you'll even have room for extra upgrades down the road.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Charlotte, NC
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks for the advice StriickeN, now I guess my decision comes down to SLI vs. Non-SLI and the pros and cons of each option.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 60
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Sporkalypse View Post
    Thanks for the advice StriickeN, now I guess my decision comes down to SLI vs. Non-SLI and the pros and cons of each option.
    Do you use multiple monitors? If not then I would suggest getting the 780 Ti, then if you ever plan on upgrading in the future you can throw in another 780. Also the 780 Ti is a beast alone - faster memory interface, memory clock, more future-ready, etc. Sometimes SLI can get a bit annoying too, I remember I had a problem with the drivers back when I ran two 680's in SLI. I'm sure they have fixed that by now though.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Charlotte, NC
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't use multiple monitors unfortunately, I use *hangs head in shame* a single 1920x1080 Acer display because of the limited space in my dorm at the moment. So in that case, would a single 780 Ti serve me best?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    Look at 760 sli performance vs 780 performance and look at the price difference. I think you'll know what to choose.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 60
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Sporkalypse View Post
    I don't use multiple monitors unfortunately, I use *hangs head in shame* a single 1920x1080 Acer display because of the limited space in my dorm at the moment. So in that case, would a single 780 Ti serve me best?
    Lol nothings wrong with one monitor and in my opinion, yes.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Charlotte, NC
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Awesome, thank you guys so much! Time to get a GPU as long as my forearm...haha
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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