Upgrade Suggestions

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by viktum, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. viktum

    viktum n00bie

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    Looking to upgrade my r9 290.

    Would like to stay under 400$

    Taichi x370
    Ryzen 5 1600
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3
    G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB
    1080p

    Primarily for gaming.
     
  2. viktum

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    So it looks like I could get a 1080 for under 400$, used. Would this be worth it? I have never bought a used gpu.
     
  3. matt167

    matt167 Gawd

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    1080 used or a 1070 ti new. You only need a 1070 for 1080p 120hz 1060 6gb for 60hz. Thats with current games and older
     
  4. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Sounds like a good deal. Make sure there's nothing wrong with it and enjoy your new card :)
     
  5. _l_

    _l_ [H]ard|Gawd

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    If you play @ 1080p 60 Hz I'd recommend a NEW GTX 1070 Tii
    It will have a 3 year warranty and a 1080 won't give you smoother gaming compared to a 1070 Ti
     
  6. viktum

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    I use a 60hz
     
  7. viktum

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    Ok I will look at some of those. I am playing on a 60hz. I will see if I can find a 1070 ti under 400
     
  8. viktum

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    a new 1070 ti looks like I would need to spend around 500$. Would it be worth the extra hundred for my needs or just stick with a 1060 6gb? (which are 300ish)


    Edit: I stand corrected I am finding 1070ti for under 400 brand new.
     
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  9. Dermen

    Dermen Limp Gawd

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    evga 1080 was on sale twice in the last week for just under $400. If you are patient it will happen again. Or 1070ti has been on sale a few times for under $350 if you don't think you need the 1080 and want to save a little cash.
     
  10. viktum

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    well I don't have anything better than a 1080p 60hz to play on. So its my understanding that the 1080 wouldn't be worth it. But I guess I will be patient and look for a good sale. anything under 400 I would be happy with.

    Any particular preference for the brands? I saw a new gigabyte 1070ti for 325$ on ebay.
     
  11. serial__thrilla

    serial__thrilla [H]Lite

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    Why not a a Radeon RX 580? Should be able to handle stuff at that res and refresh rate. Plus, you'd be giving RTG (Radeon technology group) your money to support them. (which they badly need nowadays) :)
     
  12. Supercharged_Z06

    Supercharged_Z06 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Just wait a few more weeks. The new/next gen Nvidia cards are about to be released and the market will soon be flooded with used 1070's, 1080's and 1080Ti's as folks decide to upgrade, bringing the cost of the older cards way down.
     
  13. viktum

    viktum n00bie

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    Yea I have been on radeon for the past 15 years. I have no problem with them. you are just the first to suggest radeon.
     
  14. viktum

    viktum n00bie

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    Yea this sounds like a plan. I need another week or so anyways before I actually purchase it.
     
  15. Dermen

    Dermen Limp Gawd

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    With a $400 budget it just seems like a good idea to get something faster. Nobody recommended a GTX1060 either. Both will work great for 1080p 60hz and be around $200-220.

    Vega56 price is just not coming down as much as other cards. It is slightly slower than a 1070ti but costs as much as a 1080.
     
  16. VanGoghComplex

    VanGoghComplex [H]ard|Gawd

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    Getting a 1080 will make you happy now and keep you happy well into the future at 60hZ 1080p. It will be many years before that card starts to show it's age at that resolution/refresh rate.
     
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  17. Algrim

    Algrim [H]ard|Gawd

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    There's another thread going on where a couple people have received a 150 off instant credit for what I believe is the ASUS STRIX Vega 56 on Newegg which drops that below 400. At that price it surely meets your pricing target and would make quick work of 1080p 60 Hz gaming.\\

    EDIT: Thread in question: https://hardforum.com/threads/vega-56-non-blower-cards.1965875/