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RX580 to buy or not to buy? 2019

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I'm considering buying a used RX580 8gb for $120. It's a PowerColor Red Devil model. 

 

I'm looking for a best price per value GPU for 1080p gaming. I don't want to have to upgrade again for 2-3 years.  My price cap is $200.  I play mostly older games but would like something that could handle Battlefield 5 smoothly and High-ish settings. Any advise would be appreciated. 

 

System:

Intel Core i7 920

AsRock Deluxe X58 Mobo

12gb DDR3 RAM

Current GPU (GTX950)

750w PSU

260gb Adata SSD

750gb WD black HHD

Antec 900 case (bad air flow)


 

System Specs

 

Motherboard: ASRock X58 Deluxe (bios 3.0, most recent) 

 

CPU: Intell Xeon W3690 (3.6GHz) 

 

RAM: 12gb DDR3 (3x2gb g-skill 1033 and 3x2gb Patriot 1033)

 

GPU: PowerColor RX580 8gb

 

PSU: Corsair TX 750w (80+bronze)

 

Storage: Adata 260gb SSD in SATA (Boot Drive) 

WD Black 750gb HDD (game storage)

 

Case: Antec 900 

 

OS: Windows 10

 

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Its good for older game, but your CPU will bottleneck it in games like BF5.


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You're looking at upgrading in 2 years regardless of what GPU you get.  That CPU isn't going to last you much longer unless you don't advance the games you play.

 

That case has awesome airflow!  Best case ever!!

 

I'd look into saving a bit more and upgrading the entire setup when Ryzen 2 is released and prices shift.


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The 580 has excellent bang for buck, it's a good card to pick up.


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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Can't go wrong with RX580 even today. Runs a lot of games at 50-60fps 1080p with max settings.

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For 1080P it is still a fantastic card, even lower detail 1440p.


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CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler  (Purchased For $88.09) 
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Storage: Seagate - 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 670 2 GB Video Card  (Purchased For $30.00) 
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $139.99) 
Power Supply: Corsair - HX Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $130.00) 
Optical Drive: Asus - BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer  (Purchased For $75.00) 
Monitor: Dell - U2417H 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Monitor: LG - 34UM69G-B 34.0" 2560x1080 75 Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
External Storage: Western Digital - My Passport Slim 1 TB External Hard Drive  (Purchased For $20.00) 
External Storage: Seagate - Backup Plus 1 TB External Hard Drive  (Purchased For $20.00) 
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38 minutes ago, DilbertOfTheHood said:

My price cap is $200

A frugal techy can find a 1070 for that price, CPU may be an issue though.

 

580 is a solid option that would leave you with a pretty well balanced system.


CPU  Ryzen 5 1600x  MOBO  Prime X370-Pro  RAM  Hyper X RGB @3000MHz  GPU  Sapphire Nitro+ Vega 56  SSD  Crucial BX 240gb x 2  HDD  WD Blue 500gb x 2  PSU Fractal Edison M 750w  Cooling Corsair H110i GT Extreme 280mm aio in push/pull ,Aerocool P7 F12 rgb fan x3 + controller CASE Phanteks P350X 

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The RX 580 is still a great card, and should work well for you. 


Main computer: Intel Core i3-4130, 4GB DDR3, 250GB WD Blue, Windows 7 Professional

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks everyone, sounds like consensus that RX580 will serve me well at 1080p and that people like shitting on older CPU's. 😂 

 

I should be able to squeeze out another two years out of this old thing. 


 

System Specs

 

Motherboard: ASRock X58 Deluxe (bios 3.0, most recent) 

 

CPU: Intell Xeon W3690 (3.6GHz) 

 

RAM: 12gb DDR3 (3x2gb g-skill 1033 and 3x2gb Patriot 1033)

 

GPU: PowerColor RX580 8gb

 

PSU: Corsair TX 750w (80+bronze)

 

Storage: Adata 260gb SSD in SATA (Boot Drive) 

WD Black 750gb HDD (game storage)

 

Case: Antec 900 

 

OS: Windows 10

 

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For $120 and 1080p that is indeed a good value.


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Have you overclocked the i7 920 ? It should go to 4GHz on all cores with relative ease. Just watch out for DRAM voltage coz it likes to go over the limit when on AUTO and overclocking... You'll have quite a gain with such OC (stock runs a bit under 3GHz turbo so...)

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My old MSI rx580 could run esports titles like fortnite and overwatch at 4k 60, and at the time this was paired with an i5 7600k. It struggled to do it and it was maxed out on load, but it was impressive for what I paid for it. 


Main rig-- Corsair 460x, Asus Strix z270, i7 7700k @4.8 1.3v, Noctua u14s, 16gb 3200mhz Corsair Vengence RGB Pro, Asus Strix 1080ti OC, Samsung 970 Evo 500gb, 2x Seagate FireCuda 2tb, EVGA SuperNova G3 750w Gold, 6 Corsair LL120 RGB fans

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 6/19/2019 at 12:16 PM, RejZoR said:

Have you overclocked the i7 920 ? It should go to 4GHz on all cores with relative ease. Just watch out for DRAM voltage coz it likes to go over the limit when on AUTO and overclocking... You'll have quite a gain with such OC (stock runs a bit under 3GHz turbo so...)

Yes, I tried overclocking my i7-920 last night. Got as far as 3.6ghz stable. Anything over it started to lock up and crash.  

 

I just bought a Xeon W3690 6 core 12 thread cpu @ 3.7 ghz turbo for $80 today. I'm hoping to flash the bios and drop it in.

 

Along with the RX580 I'm hoping to hold off on upgrading for another 2 years. 12 year old system will have definitely gotten my money's worth lol. 


 

System Specs

 

Motherboard: ASRock X58 Deluxe (bios 3.0, most recent) 

 

CPU: Intell Xeon W3690 (3.6GHz) 

 

RAM: 12gb DDR3 (3x2gb g-skill 1033 and 3x2gb Patriot 1033)

 

GPU: PowerColor RX580 8gb

 

PSU: Corsair TX 750w (80+bronze)

 

Storage: Adata 260gb SSD in SATA (Boot Drive) 

WD Black 750gb HDD (game storage)

 

Case: Antec 900 

 

OS: Windows 10

 

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2 hours ago, DilbertOfTheHood said:

Yes, I tried overclocking my i7-920 last night. Got as far as 3.6ghz stable. Anything over it started to lock up and crash.  

 

I just bought a Xeon W3690 6 core 12 thread cpu @ 3.7 ghz turbo for $80 today. I'm hoping to flash the bios and drop it in.

 

Along with the RX580 I'm hoping to hold off on upgrading for another 2 years. 12 year old system will have definitely gotten my money's worth lol. 

The RX 580 8GB for $120 is a steal.

 

Mine is great for 2560x1080 at 75hz for most games at high/ultra settings.

 

It does a really good job.

 

Everyone is right about your CPU situation. I wouldn't look to upgrade the graphics card again until you decide to do a full upgrade in the future.

 

The RX 580 will serve you well for the time frame you want I'd say.


Desktop:

AMD Ryzen 7 @ 3.9ghz 1.35v w/ Noctua NH-D15 SE AM4 Edition

ASUS STRIX X370-F GAMING Motherboard

Power Color Red Dragon Radeon RX 580 8GB

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 3200

Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVME

2x4TB Seagate Barracuda HDDs

Corsair RM850X

Be Quiet Silent Base 800

Elgato HD60 Pro

LG 29UM60-P Ultra Wide 2560x1080 Monitor

Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Keyboard

Logitech G903 Mouse

Oculus Rift CV1 w/ 3 Sensors + Earphones

 

Laptop:

Acer Nitro 5:

Intel Core I5-8300H

8GB DDR4 2666

Geforce GTX 1050ti 4GB

Intel 600p 256GB NVME

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

 

 

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The 580 is good for 1080p 60fps 

 


CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

Mobo: MSI B450 Tomahawk

Cooler: Corsair h100i rgb platinum

Fans: 3 Corsair ML120 rgb 

GPU: Asus Strix Rtx 2060

Ram: 16gb Corsair Vengeance Rgb Pro 3600

Case: Fractal design focus G

PSU: EVGA 600bq

Storage:860 evo 500gb, 2tb wd Black, 256gb adata su800 os drive. 

Display: Aoc G2590fx 144hz 1080p

Mouse: Logitech G703

Keyboard: Razer ornata chroma 

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On 6/19/2019 at 10:19 AM, DilbertOfTheHood said:

So I'm considering buying a used RX580 8gb for $120. It's a PowerColor Red Devil model. 

I just caught this, Powercolor uses very crap thermal paste from the factory. Thats a steal of a deal for that card, but re-paste immediately.


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CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor  (Purchased For $200.00) 
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler  (Purchased For $88.09) 
Motherboard: MSI - MEG Z390 ACE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (Purchased For $229.00) 
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (Purchased For $130.00) 
Storage: Crucial - MX300 1.05 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $200.00) 
Storage: Western Digital - Green 1.5 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Storage: Western Digital - Red 8 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $180.00) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda Green 1.5 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Storage: Seagate - 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Storage: Seagate - 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 670 2 GB Video Card  (Purchased For $30.00) 
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $139.99) 
Power Supply: Corsair - HX Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $130.00) 
Optical Drive: Asus - BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer  (Purchased For $75.00) 
Monitor: Dell - U2417H 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Monitor: LG - 34UM69G-B 34.0" 2560x1080 75 Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
External Storage: Western Digital - My Passport Slim 1 TB External Hard Drive  (Purchased For $20.00) 
External Storage: Seagate - Backup Plus 1 TB External Hard Drive  (Purchased For $20.00) 
Total: $1442.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Laptop: Early 2014 Macbook Air. Intel i5-4260U, 4GB RAM, 128GB Apple PCI-E SSD, Intel HD Graphics 5000

Phone: iPhone XS Max 64GB: A12 Bionic. 4GB RAM, 6.5-inch 2,688 x 1,242 OLED, 3,174 mAh 

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