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NYalex
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Sep 6, 2016
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it depends on budget.......
$100 = gtx 950, 960.
$200 = gtx 970 (used can be had for around $150). AMD rx480 or gtx 1060 if you must insist in new.
anything above that = 1080 or nothing. screw the 1070, if you are spending over $400 you might as well go for the big dog. Just don't go for titan X unless money is not a problem for you.
Sep 6, 2016
JZStudios
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Sep 13, 2016
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That don't make no sense. Just throw out an extra $200+ just because? And for something that's going to be outdated in 3 months? The 1070 is the better option, and the 1060 isn't worth it's weight.
Sep 13, 2016
NYalex
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Sep 13, 2016
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if you are already spending over $400, what's another $200? maybe that's just me.
in that regard, you might as well get a ps4 or xbox one for gaming, as they are much practical alternatives to run games at 1080p.
from a practical point of view, a 1060 or rx480 are golden. anything past this point is pretty much not practical.
Sep 13, 2016
JZStudios
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Sep 14, 2016
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I'm honestly confused by your argument. It's either all or nothing? I'm running triples and I'm not even interested in spending another $200 for the 1080. Running 3 monitors for $400, at 60~ish fps compared to the consoles 1 screen, alternating between 30-60 at a reduced graphical setting.... Hmmm. I'm sticking with the 1070. The 1080's too expensive, but I guess you're Mr. Moneybags Scrooge McDuck, so you go for the 1080.
Sep 14, 2016
NYalex
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Sep 14, 2016
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if that works for you, sure. i guess we all have different needs. no need to hate me because my opinion is different than yours.
Sep 14, 2016
BetaNumeric
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Jun 12, 2017
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I would NOT recommend a GTX 970. The 1060 is the same price for the 3gb version, and only $50 more for the 6gb, and it strongly outperforms the 970. Same with the AMD RX 480/580, it is much better than a 970 for not much more money.
Jun 12, 2017
NYalex
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Jun 12, 2017
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please find me a gtx 1060 3gb for $150. when on sale they go for around $180. and used ones are very scarce.
i can find you a used gtx 970 for $150 easily.
my point being, for $150 nothing touches a gtx 970.
And rx470, 480, 570 and 580 are impossbile to find under $300 because miners snatched them all. where you living under a rock? go check the price of rx480s
Jun 12, 2017
Cadman869
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Aug 14, 2017
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Might want to be careful of used cards, I hear there are many from crypto miners dropped on the market; they've been running at max 24/7
Aug 14, 2017
NYalex
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Aug 17, 2017
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wrong for 2 reasons.
1) i mentioned gtx 970 because they are not being used for crypto. crypto mined cards are: rx470, rx480, 570, 580, gtx 1060, gtx 1070 are among the most popular. After that it's older generation AMD cards such as the r390. So nothing to worry about used gtx 970, 980 and 980ti.
2) crypto mining is all about efficiency and return on investment. What this means is that any seasoned miner will UNDERVOLT the cards in order to use less electricity and generate less heat and noise. so even if running at max 24/7 they are being run with less voltage, and thus they are actually pretty safe even after years of mining.
Aug 17, 2017
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