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    Apparently my graphics card sucks

    My son has been telling me the games are running too slow. I told him I bought a decent card... but I didn't realize until now that it'd been 6 years since I bought it.

    I have the gtx 460. Guess it's time to upgrade.

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    I just bought a EVGA GeForce GT 740 for a pretty good price. So far it's handled everything I care to play. The last graphics card I bought that wasn't stock or already on the computer was an Nvidia TNT 2 back in 2000. I'm not sure if you're looking for suggestions or this is one of those posts that is intended to make us feel old.

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    if you can stretch the budget i'd recommend at least a 970
    eat right, exercise, die anyway

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    I was thinking of getting the 960 in the review, they have some for <$200. But then I looked at my processor which is I think the first or second generation i5. The new i5s are more than twice as fast. I'm thinking about just building a new one.

    With CoolMatty's help I just replaced the hard drive with a SSD. It boots faster and games load faster, but it (obviously) didn't help with framerates or anything. It certainly loads up jedi academy levels quickly, though.

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    It's Stuart, Martha Stuart
    The 960 seems like a good deal for the price. That second gen i5 is still kicking pretty strong. Probably won't be a huge issue with only a 960. See a discussion on that here:

    I'm still rocking an i7 920 from 2009, and a GTX670 that I bought a few years back, and it's doing pretty well on the rare occasions that I actually play games. I'll probably build a new computer at the end of this year, since GPUs are finally moving to a new process node after two years and should see a pretty big jump in performance.

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    GTX 970 is the minimum required graphics card for both Oculus Rift and HTC-Valve's Vive VR headset, if that's something you care about.

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    Haha my god, who signed off on that first paragraph?

    I'd second the 970 though.

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    Likes Kittens. Eats Fluffies
    Quote Originally Posted by Thrawn[numbarz] View Post
    Haha my god, who signed off on that first paragraph?

    What the hell.

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    Haha I think I glazed over that the first time I read the article.... geesh.

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    (Still) On 13 week vacation

    I mean, I guess it's a silver lining, right?

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    Human Computer
    It's either the greatest or worst product review ever written.
    ? :)

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