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Which should I choose, a new phone or a new GPU?

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:42 AM Edited by BlackScout, 03 August 2014 - 03:43 AM.

As you guys already know GTA V is coming to the Next-Gen and also for PC...
I'm planning to "win" on my Birthday a new smartphone cause my actual one is a piece of CRAP. *Search for Galaxy Y*

But, I also was planning to buy in 2015 a GTX 750 Ti...
But, there's a chance of me not have the money to buy the GPU next year...

So, I'm kinda indecisive of which I should get as a "gift" for my Birthday.
A new phone would be awesome and really useful as my actual one sucks, but a new GPU would allow me to have better graphics in GTA V for PC... *And other games too...*

I know it's a kinda personal question but I would like you to give an opinion about this  :wtf:
I don't want to feel regretful picking the wrong option =S

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*sry bad english* *Also, I live in an expensive country...*


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:45 AM Edited by Android, 03 August 2014 - 03:46 AM.

If you're a serious gamer, definitely go for the GPU. It'll help you with V and many other games, too.

 

However, if you really need the phone, I would go for it.

 

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:55 AM

Well I was planning on getting the Moto G =D

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:06 AM

It also depends on what specs does your PC have. It might turn out that changing just the GPU won't do the job.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:11 AM

It also depends on what specs does your PC have. It might turn out that changing just the GPU won't do the job.

 

Yes, damn me for not mentioning this before.

 

Don't upgrade your GPU if you have a low spec PC (like a Pentium or Celeron). It wont really help unless you're playing older games. I doubt you have one but it's just worth noting.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 04:00 PM

My specs can handle the 750 Ti, I wouldn't consider buying a new GPU with a PC that would bottleneck it...


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:56 AM

What CPU are you using?


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:43 PM Edited by BlackScout, 04 August 2014 - 05:43 PM.

An i3 3220 3.3ghz 2 Cores with Hyper-Threading, it handles a lot of games.

http://ark.intel.com...-Cache-3_30-GHz


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:02 PM

CPU is pretty weak for gaming, more so for CPU intensive games like GTA4. And since 4 is CPU intensive then it stands to reason that 5 will likely be as well.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:42 PM

Well I don't have money to upgrade it, and I don't think it's "pretty weak".
GTA 4 is horribly optimized it sucks your CPU usage and doesn't gives the performance back...
Well I already decided to upgrade my GPU...
 





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