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Hi all, looking for some feedback/advice on upgrading my PC. I want to be able to run some of the newer games at 1080p decent settings with a steady non-dipping 45+ FPS. I don't care so much about all the graphical bells and whistles but 1920x1080 with a non-dipping framerate and things like good draw distance, etc. I'm looking at games like GTA V for example.
i5-4670k 3.4ghz (can't OC)
Win7 64 bit
560 Ti 1GB NVidia card
I'm thinking my video card is the "weak link" of my setup (correct me if I'm wrong there), and if it is I'm thinking about upgrading to a 970 gtx and I have some questions about that.
1) Is the 970 at about $325 a good value? I prefer NVidia cards but if there's a much better performance to value on an AMD I'd consider it.
2) Are there any current or upcoming sales on 970's anyone knows about? I checked newegg/amazon and $325-ish was about the best I could find, give or take a $10 rebate or something.
3) I found many different 970 cards, some say OC, some have this or that feature, are there any major differences? Can someone recommend a specific 970 card? I prefer to buy from Amazon if possible since I have credit on my account there, but if there's a much better deal elsewhere that's fine.
4) I read that the 970 actually uses less power than my 560 ti so my PSU should be fine, but does it generate substantially more heat?