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GPU died, looking for advice about new GPU/PSU

Hi, my GPU died and im saving money for an upgrade.
My first idea was to get a GTX 960 2gb because i'm running and old computer overall and it wouldnt make me change my PSU (460w and it only requieres 1 6-pin)

But I've been searching around meanwhile and everyone is talking sh*t about the 960 so I dont know what to do anymore.

Should I save a little more and go for a 960 4gb or something like a r9 280x (it would requiere a new PSU)??
In that case, can you help me choosing one i'm pretty new to PSU choices?

Thank you!

PS: regarding online stores, im from Spain, if you dont mind, advice me from this store:

PSU - http://www.pccomponentes.com/fuentes_alimentacion.html
GPU - http://www.pccomponentes.com/tarjetas_graficas.html

PS2: ~200-300€ budget

PS3: actual PC settings:

http://support.hp.com/es-es/product/HP-Pavilion-Elite-HPE-Desktop-PC-series/4079700/model/4182641/document/c02171811/
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  1. Flavourx said:
    Hi, my GPU died and im saving money for an upgrade.
    My first idea was to get a GTX 960 2gb because i'm running and old computer overall and it wouldnt make me change my PSU (460w and it only requieres 1 6-pin)

    But I've been searching around meanwhile and everyone is talking sh*t about the 960 so I dont know what to do anymore.

    Should I save a little more and go for a 960 4gb or something like a r9 280x (it would requiere a new PSU)??
    In that case, can you help me choosing one i'm pretty new to PSU choices?

    Thank you!

    PS: regarding online stores, im from Spain, if you dont mind, advice me from this store:

    PSU - http://www.pccomponentes.com/fuentes_alimentacion.html
    GPU - http://www.pccomponentes.com/tarjetas_graficas.html

    PS2: ~200-300€ budget

    PS3: actual PC settings:

    http://support.hp.com/es-es/product/HP-Pavilion-Elite-HPE-Desktop-PC-series/4079700/model/4182641/document/c02171811/


    1. The extra 2 more GB of VRAM will give you next to no performance difference so it's a complete waste of money!

    2. If you are in a situation where you have to buy a PSU + GPU the R9 280X would be highly recommended, however in your case there is nothing wrong with the GTX 960. The GTX 960 falls behind slightly compared to the R9 280X.

    3. In conclusion for your budget simply go with a good GTX 960 2 GB

    GPU mode/manufacturer tier list: http://biomtech.weebly.com/gpu-manufacturermodel-tier-list.html

    GTX 960
    Author's Recommendation: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming | EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC | MSI GeForce GTX 960 100 Million Edition
    Note: Backplate Requirements Do Not Apply.

    Tier 1

    EVGA GeForce GTX 960 FTW+
    Backplate: Yes / Base Clock: 1304 Mhz / Cooling: ACX 2.0+
    Note: Great Quality, Great Component Cooling.

    Palit GeForce GTX 960 Super Jetstream
    Backplate: N/A / Base Clock: 1279 Mhz / Cooling: Super Jetstream
    Note: Great Core Overclocking. Great Memory Overclocking.

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming
    Backplate: Yes / Base Clock: 1266 Mhz / Cooling: WindForce 3X
    Note: Great Core Clock After Overclocking. Great Memory Overclocking.

    EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC
    Backplate: N/A / Base Clock: 1279 Mhz / Cooling: ACX 2.0+
    Note: Great Quality, Great Component Cooling.

    PNY GeForce GTX 960 XLR8 Elite
    Backplate: N/A / Base Clock: 1304 Mhz / Cooling: Elite Dual Fan

    Asus GeForce GTX 960 STRIX OC
    Backplate: Yes / Base Clock: 1291 Mhz / Cooling: Dual Fan
    Note: Great Core Overclocking, Great Memory Overclocking.

    MSI GeForce GTX 960 100 Million Edition
    Backplate: Yes / Base Clock: 1241 Mhz / Cooling: TwinFrozr V
    Note: Basically MSI Gaming 2G + Backplate.

    MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 2G
    Backplate: N/A / Base Clock: 1241 Mhz / Cooling: TwinFrozr V
    Note: Great Core Overclocking, Great Memory Overclocking. Before Overclocking Perform Is Slightly Lacking Compared To Other Tier 1's.

    AsusGeForce GTX 960 DC2OC Black Edition
    Backplate: Yes / Base Clock: 1279 Mhz / Cooling: DirectCU II

    Tier 2

    Zotac GeForce GTX 960 Amp! Edition
    Backplate: Yes / Base Clock: 1266 Mhz / Cooling: Dual Fan
    Note: Good Power Efficiency. Poor Memory Overclocking.

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 WF 2GD
    Backplate: N/A / Base Clock: 1152 Mhz / Cooling: WindForce 2X

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 OC 2GD Rev 1.0
    Backplate: N/A / Base Clock: 1216 Mhz / Cooling: WindForce 2X

    MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GD5T OC
    Backplate: N/A / Base Clock: 1178 Mhz / Cooling: Armor 2X
  2. Best answer
    I'd give this a look, really

    GPU - http://www.pccomponentes.com/sapphire_r9_380_nitro_dual_x_oc_4gb_gddr5.html

    PSU - http://www.pccomponentes.com/antec_hcg_520_m_ec_520w_80_plus_bronze_modular.html

    Overall the 4GB 380 would be the better choice even at 1080p. It trades blows with the 960, but tends to see performance leads more often than not.
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