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Charmander

Good 300$ Graphics Card (CAD)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Everyone, I'm planning on buying a new GPU soon. I will be using my PC for gaming, at 2560x1080 at 75fps, but might branch out into video editing and Graphics design in the future. Max is 325 CAD

I was thinking about a GTX 1660 but am not really sure about the GDDR5 VRAM.

 

Thank you

 

Current Pc Specs:

 Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/3k4hV6

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: MSI - B450M BAZOOKA Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2 GB Superclocked Video Card
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Monitor: LG - 29WK600-W 29.0" 2560x1080 75 Hz Monitor

 

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@Charmander you can find new Vega 56's and used Vega 64's for that price, which is much better than the 1660, and is future proof. Just make sure that you have a good cooling solution and PSU.


Just say @Boinbo if you need me! I'll be limited to GPU, CPU, general discussion, peripherals, and new builds and planning though. I'm a potato.

(New)System specs:

Hp Pavilion with Core i3 5010u

HD 5500 Graphics

15 inch 1080p Screen

SKU Number: M1Y2UA#ABA

BIOS (UEFI): Insyde F.81, 7/25/2016

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Boinbo said:

@Charmander you can find new Vega 56's and used Vega 64's for that price, which is much better than the 1660, and is future proof. Just make sure that you have a good cooling solution and PSU.

Canadian?

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2 hours ago, Charmander said:

Canadian?

Hehe...forget what I said...

 


Just say @Boinbo if you need me! I'll be limited to GPU, CPU, general discussion, peripherals, and new builds and planning though. I'm a potato.

(New)System specs:

Hp Pavilion with Core i3 5010u

HD 5500 Graphics

15 inch 1080p Screen

SKU Number: M1Y2UA#ABA

BIOS (UEFI): Insyde F.81, 7/25/2016

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Anything RX 580 8GB or GTX 1060 6GB class or higher will do the job nicely.

 

My RX 580 8GB does the job extremely well overall and I can play most games on at least high settings at 2560x1080 at 75hz.

 

Here is a saved search I have from PC Part Picker for you:

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#X=0,36700&c=439,438,436,391,431,404

 

You can edit the ranges, but I think at around $300 CAD, a 1660 would be a good choice:

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/sFQG3C/asus-geforce-gtx-1660-6-gb-tuf-oc-video-card-tuf-gtx1660-o6g-gaming

 

EDIT:

 

As for video editing and graphic design, the GTX 1660 will do you just fine.

 

When it comes to content creation, it really comes down to what software you plan to use, but NVIDIA comes out on top in most of the mainstream suites like Adobe.


Desktop:

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

ASUS STRIX X370-F GAMING Motherboard

ASUS STRIX Radeon RX 5700XT

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

Sceptre C305B-200UN Ultra Wide 2560x1080 200hz Monitor

Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Keyboard

Logitech G903 Mouse

Oculus Rift CV1 w/ 3 Sensors + Earphones

 

Laptop:

Acer Nitro 5:

Intel Core I5-8300H

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 2666

Geforce GTX 1050ti 4GB

Intel 600p 256GB NVME

Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, Jon Jon said:

Anything RX 580 8GB or GTX 1060 6GB class or higher will do the job nicely.

 

My RX 580 8GB does the job extremely well overall and I can play most games on at least high settings at 2560x1080 at 75hz.

 

Here is a saved search I have from PC Part Picker for you:

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#X=0,36700&c=439,438,436,391,431,404

 

You can edit the ranges, but I think at around $300 CAD, a 1660 would be a good choice:

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/sFQG3C/asus-geforce-gtx-1660-6-gb-tuf-oc-video-card-tuf-gtx1660-o6g-gaming

 

EDIT:

 

As for video editing and graphic design, the GTX 1660 will do you just fine.

 

When it comes to content creation, it really comes down to what software you plan to use, but NVIDIA comes out on top in most of the mainstream suites like Adobe.

Thanks a lot, I definitely think I'm going to get a 1660 and overclock it to try and match it to a 1660ti

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