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Best GPU around the $200 mark??

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I'm building a pc with a tight budget and need to pick out a graphics card for around $200.  

There's two I'm currently considering: 

 

RX 590 8g Sapphire Pulse

RX 590 8g ASRock Phantom Gaming X

 

Any of you have experience with either these cards?

Any other GPUs I should consider at this price-point? 

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A used GTX 1070 is also in that price range, for your consideration.

 

The sapphire pulse would be my pick. 


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9 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

A used GTX 1070 is also in that price range, for your consideration.

 

The sapphire pulse would be my pick. 

id get the 980ti over the 1070 and save more money 


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2 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

A used GTX 1070 is also in that price range, for your consideration.

Agree.

 

8 minutes ago, SkyguyXD said:

Any other GPUs I should consider at this price-point? 

You can take a gander at your local ads and see what is available, I reckon there should be plenty of people upgrading and selling their old but still good stuff.


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ehh.. somebody told me ASrock GPU was not good tho.


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6 hours ago, Wolfycapt said:

ehh.. somebody told me ASrock GPU was not good tho.

Asrock can be hit-and-miss for GPUs, but since OP is going for an AMD GPU he really can't go wrong with Sapphire.

 

Sapphire has an extensive portfolio of well-made quality Radeon cards stretching back years.


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9 hours ago, VenomZ_ said:

id get the 980ti over the 1070 and save more money 

The 980 Ti consumes a lot more power for more or less the same performance; if he has the PSU for it and can score a good deal on a 980Ti, of course he should go ahead. But, with a 250W TDP rating chances are he'll need to get a new PSU too, and then you are better off going for an used 1070.

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4 hours ago, BigRom said:

Asrock can be hit-and-miss for GPUs, but since OP is going for an AMD GPU he really can't go wrong with Sapphire.

 

Sapphire has an extensive portfolio of well-made quality Radeon cards stretching back years.

Saphire or XFX


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2 hours ago, Turbof1 said:

The 980 Ti consumes a lot more power for more or less the same performance; if he has the PSU for it and can score a good deal on a 980Ti, of course he should go ahead. But, with a 250W TDP rating chances are he'll need to get a new PSU too, and then you are better off going for an used 1070.

Any decent PSU is going to be at least 450W, which is plenty for a 980 Ti.  If it's a lower wattage then chances are he'll need to replace it anyway.


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