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Upgrading my desktop after a while (on a budget)

By blazerix
May 3, 2015
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  1. I currently own a dell XPS 8300 with the following specs:

    Processor: i7 2600 3.4 ghz quad core
    RAM: 12 gb
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6670
    PSU: 460W
    I am a computer science student and plan on using unreal engine 4 for some game development. I also plan to do some gaming over the next 4 months.

    What do you guys think I need to upgrade, if at all? I don't want to spend too much money, I recently received a $75 gift card for best buy and would prefer to use that towards my purchase.

    What do you guys think of the following:

    ZOTAC GeForce 750 Ti 2GB

    Diamond Radeon R7 250 OC 1GB GDDR5

    ZOTAC GeForce GTX 750 2GB GDDR5
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2015
  2. blazerix

    blazerix TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Bump :(
     
  3. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 899   +15

    While I would chose GTA750Ti given the choice above, I strongly recommend you to get a GTX960 since it is compatible with the DELL 460W PSU. especially when your CPU performance is still impressive despite the fact that it is 2-3 generations behind. I would not pair it with a "light" card like the GTX750Ti

    my advice would be to find out what is the graphics requirement of the project you're working on. that way your graphics upgrade can be justified.
     

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