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Good gpu for the money?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

What's the best value gpu around the $200 price range? A new gtx 1660 seems like a bad deal compared to a used gtx 1070 or a used gtx 980.


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$200 USD? Where are you located? What's resolution & refresh rate is your display? What games do you play?

 

A used card can be an excellent value, but YMMV. Even better if a used card is still under its original warranty, but often times you'll need the original receipt/invoice to do a warranty claim. If you're feeling extra risky, there's still amazing value to be had here, even on units with an expired warranty. 

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You could always settle for a RX580... it's very good at 1080p still.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
29 minutes ago, SPARTAN VI said:

$200 USD? Where are you located? What's resolution & refresh rate is your display? What games do you play?

Yes, USD. I'm currently using a 1440 x 900 display but I plan on getting either a 1080p or 1440p  monitor in the future. (at least 120 hertz)


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Used GTX 1070 would be the way to go. You are getting 1660 ti performance and you do laps around a RX 590. 

 

It is too bad Vega 56 prices are still too high. Too many people flash it to Vega 64 levels and never need to sell it 😪

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For $200 and under you can get a good used or refurbished GTX 980, sometimes I see GTX 980's Craigslist for as cheap as $120, and I have seen used GTX 1070 blower cards for a little more than $200 and better cooler types for 250+. Another option is to keep an eye on EVGA's B stock for good deals.

I my opinion both cards are good options.

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A recent model used card will pretty much always be better value than a new card. I picked up a used RX480 8GB for $150 CAD ($115 USD) and for that price definitely not going to get anything brand new that performs remotely near as well.


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I don’t recommend buying used cards

as they can have reduced life span(my gtx 1060 stopped working with 10 months)that may not true in very case  though I would recommend buying an gtx 1660ti

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