Looking for PC build recommendations to go with RTX 1080

GiGaBiTe

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I meant to say 1660 supper / ti... but based on the rez or game they are surprisingly similar https://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/2527?vs=2542 . And let me preface this by saying 60 fps is playable in my book at least on my 4k tv which can fall back to 1080p and still be enjoyable. So like Forza 4 at 1080p Max Quality w/4x MSAA it is only a 2fps delta between the 2....

There is no GTX 1660 variant that comes anywhere close to the GTX 1080.

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1660S-Super-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1080/4056vs3603

Even the fastest 1660 Ti is 26-40% slower than a GTX 1080. Why do you insist on him replacing his video card when there's absolutely no reason for it? It's terrible advice.

Took me about 3 seconds to find 50$ CAD 8350s on eBay

That's a regional price that likely doesn't apply internationally. When you do find ebay.ca listings that ship internationally, the shipping is outrageous, plus taxes.
 

blackmomba

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Everything is more expensive in Canada including FX chips. Try again

I'm actually looking for proof of phenom bottlenecking something like a 9 or 10 series card and I can't find anything. Just opinions like in this thread based on age and of course FX's reputation of being a poor architecture. If anyone has, feel free to post
 

GiGaBiTe

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Everything is more expensive in Canada including FX chips. Try again

First you say FX chips are cheap and now you say they're more expensive? Which is it, make up your mind.

Post links to said cheap ebay chips or they don't exist.
 

rhansen5_99

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Not to get way off topic, as I am suggesting to take full advantage of a gpu of that class you are looking at a full system swap. In that it is probably more cost effective to get a current gen prebuilt as you would need all the components anyway. Also I am not sure you are actually looking at meaningful benchmarks with that compare site. Look here https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tomshardware.com/amp/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html

A 1660ti is about a super is about a 980ti and about a 1070 which is only a few points away from a 1080 gtx . Honestly a 1660ti is a 2060 minus rtx processing.

The best advice is plug the card in your system and see if you have trouble with wat you are wanting to play. If so start to determine if it really is a cpu constraint and if you cant live with compromise of graphics settings then upgrade.
 

blackmomba

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First you say FX chips are cheap and now you say they're more expensive? Which is it, make up your mind.

Post links to said cheap ebay chips or they don't exist.

Things are more expensive in Canada, so if I can find a cheap FX chip here, they should be even cheaper where you are

The best advice is plug the card in your system and see if you have trouble with wat you are wanting to play. If so start to determine if it really is a cpu constraint and if you cant live with compromise of graphics settings then upgrade.

Agreed
 
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