My 680m just died a few days ago. It showing artifacts on the screen and games would crash whenever I run them fullscreen. I figured that the next course of action would be to replace the GPU. And then I saw the prices...
I am looking at the 980m upgrade kit and realized that they cost nearly the same as refurb/used laptops with the same, or better, GPUs.
My question is: Would you guys recommend that I go for it and just replace the GPU, or should I just build my own desktop which I assume would be more reliable/future proof. My budget for the desktop is $2,000-$3000.
Here are the specs on my R4 if it matters:
- CPU: i7-3740QM @ 2.70Ghz
- MEM: 32GB DD3 RAM
- STORAGE: 256GB Samsung SSD and a 1TB WD HDD
- DISPLAY: 60hz 1080p LCD
- GPU: 2GB GTX 680M (soon to be replaced...maybe)
- BIOS: A11
I would really appreciate the input