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oldiowaguy #1 Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:25 PM

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I am wanting to upgrade my video card. I was told my current one will not handle the new Battlefield 1. I am aware I will need to upgrade my power source. Also play on 42 inch 1080p 120 Hz TV Here are the specs of current.

PROCESSOR / CHIPSET

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 (4th Gen) 4770 / 3.4 GHz
  • Max Turbo Speed
    3.9 GHz
  • Number of Cores
    Quad-Core
  • Chipset Type
    Intel Z87 Express
  • Processor Main Features
    Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2, Intel Virtualization Technology
  • Processor Socket
    LGA1150 Socket

CACHE MEMORY

  • Installed Size
    L3 cache - 8 MB
  • Cache Per Processor
    8 MB
  • Type
    L3 cache
  • Per Processor Size
    8 MB
  • Installed Size
    8 MB

STORAGE

  • Interface Type
    Serial ATA-600

RAM

  • Technology
    DDR3 SDRAM - non-ECC
  • Memory Speed
    1600 MHz
  • Memory Specification Compliance
    PC3-12800
  • Features
    unbuffered
  •  
  • Technology
    DDR3 SDRAM
  • Installed Size
    16 GB
  • Data Integrity Check
    non-ECC

MEMORY

  • Max Supported Size
    32 GB
  • Form Factor
    DIMM 240-pin
  • Slots Qty
    4

 

  • .

HARD DRIVE

  • Interface Type
    SATA 6Gb/s
  • Spindle Speed
    7200 rpm
  • Type
    HDD
  • Interface Class
    Serial ATA
  • Installed Qty
    1
  • Capacity
    2 TB

 

 

  • Interface Type
    Serial ATA-600
  • Type
    Serial ATA
  • Installed Qty
    1

 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Wireless Protocol
    802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0

PROCESSOR

  • Installed Qty
    1
  • Max Supported Qty
    1
  • Type
    Core i7
  • Processor Number
    i7-4770
  • Generation
    4
  • Manufacturer
    Intel
  • Clock Speed
    3.4 GHz

 

OPTICAL STORAGE

  • Drive Type
    DVD-Writer
  • Type
    DVD±RW

CARD READER

  • Type
    19 in 1 card reader
  • Supported Flash Memory Cards
    CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II, MultiMediaCardplus, RS-MMC, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SmartMedia Card, miniSD, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardmobile

 

HEADER

  • Brand
    Dell
  • Product Line
    Dell XPS
  • Model
    8700
  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Compatibility
    PC

 

NETWORKING

  • Data Link Protocol
    Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
  • Form Factor
    integrated
  • Compliant Standards
    Bluetooth 4.0, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
  • Wireless LAN Supported
    Yes
  • Wireless NIC
    Dell Wireless 1703

 

  • Type
    personal computer
  • Hard Drive Capacity
    2 TB

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Color Category
    black
  • Theft/Intrusion Protection
    padlock loop, security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

CHASSIS

  • Form Factor
    mini tower
  • Manufacturer Form Factor
    mini tower

GRAPHICS CONTROLLER

 


  • Form Factor
    plug-in card
  • Interface Type
    PCI Express x16
  • Graphics Processor
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645
  • Video Memory
    1 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
  • Video Interfaces
    DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • HDCP compatible
    yes

Edited by oldiowaguy, 08 November 2016 - 09:32 PM.

                                                                    

 


Vanize #2 Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:34 PM

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I bought an ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX (8 gigs) a few months ago and have been very happy with it given the price point. looks like that'll run Battlefield I.

Edited by Vanize, 08 November 2016 - 09:34 PM.


MelBrooks #3 Posted 08 November 2016 - 10:32 PM

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GTX 1070 runs BF1 with ease on highest graphic settings, playing intermittently since release.

oldiowaguy #4 Posted 08 November 2016 - 10:54 PM

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View PostPhyllisDiller, on 08 November 2016 - 04:32 PM, said:

GTX 1070 runs BF1 with ease on highest graphic settings, playing intermittently since release.

 

Is Wolfblitz carrying you there?:trollface:

                                                                    

 


Weapon_of_Proliferation #5 Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:41 PM

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Newegg has R9 Fury Nitro for a really decent price. The Fury got beaten in price performance the day it launched, but for $270, it currently rules in price/performance

 

The Nitro cards have no coil whine, are silent at idle, and only get into the 70s under full load with very quiet coolers. Remember, this is a card that is faster than a 980 and above 1080p it is close behind a 980x.

 

For $270.

 

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DrSinister #6 Posted 09 November 2016 - 01:40 AM

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This is what I usually look at to get an idea for best for price per tier: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gpus,4380.html

 

I also use this as a comparison with their Budget, Mid and High end builds to get an idea on vid cards for my price budget:  http://www.hardware-revolution.com/best-mid-range-mainstream-high-performance-gaming-pc-fall-2016/



obamaphone #7 Posted 09 November 2016 - 12:25 PM

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This link is great for finding some of the best prices.         http://www.pricewatch.com/video_cards/

FreeFOXMIKE #8 Posted 09 November 2016 - 09:06 PM

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the most important thing is find out what your motherboard can support many ppl building a PC ,or upgrading one sometimes get a Vid Card that the motherboard can handle best bet after getting hints here call a tec rep from the place you plan to buy from and ask then and state you do, or do not wand to also change motherboards

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EspressoForHammy #9 Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:11 PM

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I'm currently playing BF1 on all the highest possible settings with a 970 GTX. I think you can still buy them new MUCH cheaper than the 1070 series. I got mine from my brother for $60, but that's a deal you don't find often. I think it was worth $250 when I bought it three months ago.

 

PhallisDullard, why are we not playing BF1 together? I lost all my TS settings when I upgraded the PC (LOOONNG STORY), so PM me your TS info again!


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anarky321 #10 Posted 13 November 2016 - 08:27 PM

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what does being able to run BF1 have to do with WOWP?

EspressoForHammy #11 Posted 18 November 2016 - 02:51 PM

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View Postanarky321, on 13 November 2016 - 03:27 PM, said:

what does being able to run BF1 have to do with WOWP?

 

BF1 has far higher graphics requirements. So a 970GTX would play WoWP with even higher framerates.

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Psicko23 #12 Posted 22 November 2016 - 03:32 AM

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View PostEspressoForHammy, on 18 November 2016 - 06:51 AM, said:

 

BF1 has far higher graphics requirements. So a 970GTX would play WoWP with even higher framerates.

 

in theory it would. I think wowp is one of the lower graphics intense game that I play. I could be wrong though. Im also running a gtx970, but I am only having issues with wowp. I was thinking of getting battlefield 1. I'll have to see if I have any issues in that game. 



oldiowaguy #13 Posted 23 November 2016 - 01:50 PM

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I am thinking the 1060 3 gb. Does manufacturer matter? Suggestions? I've read avoid EVGA. What about Asus, MSI, Gigabyte?

                                                                    

 


EspressoForHammy #14 Posted 23 November 2016 - 04:07 PM

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I just purchased a Gigabyte, and I'm EXTREMELY happy with it.

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View Postoldiowaguy, on 23 November 2016 - 08:50 AM, said:

I am thinking the 1060 3 gb. Does manufacturer matter? Suggestions? I've read avoid EVGA. What about Asus, MSI, Gigabyte?

 

My office deals with a local computer repair shop for all our work systems, and I have used them to repair and purchase my personal systems and to purchase components.  Whenever we need a component, we know whatever they carry is the most reliable for the most reasonable price.  They are carying the MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card.  I am currently saving up for this as well, but I would get the 6GB version, not the 3.  

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oldiowaguy #16 Posted 23 November 2016 - 04:57 PM

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View PostMARS_REVENANT, on 23 November 2016 - 10:18 AM, said:

 

My office deals with a local computer repair shop for all our work systems, and I have used them to repair and purchase my personal systems and to purchase components.  Whenever we need a component, we know whatever they carry is the most reliable for the most reasonable price.  They are carying the MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card.  I am currently saving up for this as well, but I would get the 6GB version, not the 3.  

 

Wow! Thanks for the offer, Mars! I'll PM you my address where to ship it to!:great:

                                                                    

 


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View Postoldiowaguy, on 23 November 2016 - 11:57 AM, said:

 

Wow! Thanks for the offer, Mars! I'll PM you my address where to ship it to!:great:

 

yeah... PM me your address....

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EspressoForHammy #18 Posted 23 November 2016 - 06:31 PM

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View PostMARS_REVENANT, on 23 November 2016 - 12:51 PM, said:

yeah... PM me your address....

 

:ohmy:

 

Been there, done that.


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