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Budget Graphics Card Upgrade Recommendations

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello!

 

I've been running my trusty old system in a couple of different set-ups for a couple of years now. She runs pretty well, but I'm wondering if it might be time to upgrade the graphics card as it chugs a bit on some games. Unfortunately as I've not been building systems, I've been out of the loop for a while so have no idea the state of the market for graphics cards at the minute. 

 

My current system:

i5-4460 (3.2GHz, quad core)

8gb ram

GTX 750ti (EVGA ftw edition) 1189/1268MHz, 2gb

1080p monitor

 

I don't have a big budget at all, so I guess the question I'm trying to ask is: if I buy a new GPU, would I get a meaningful upgrade in gaming performance for less than £200? I don't want to end up spending money to find I've barely made a difference that I'll notice. If there are any cards in this price range that you think would be a worthwhile upgrade to go for, please let me know!

 

(Although it's pretty old now, I'm assuming the CPU isn't going to be a bottleneck?)

 

Cheers!  

 

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An RX 570 from eBay, can't go wrong


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Something used, 100%.

I don't know what the UK market is like, so I can't recommend models, but that's what I'd be doing.


Current PC:

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*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

thanks for all the suggestions! 

 

In the end I managed to find a really good deal on a rx590 refurbished on eBay - having some issues with noise levels, but performance-wise it's perfect. 

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On 11/18/2019 at 2:00 PM, Marcus458 said:

Gtx 980ti ebay

the worst idea I've seen so far :) buying ex-flagship cards with hweege TDP without warranty is like playing russian roulette.

 

A 2nd hand 1070, new 1660-1650sup would be the most sound solution.


Life is really challenging. I don't always suceed: )

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18 hours ago, robytoberts said:

thanks for all the suggestions! 

 

In the end I managed to find a really good deal on a rx590 refurbished on eBay - having some issues with noise levels, but performance-wise it's perfect. 

undervolt the thingy and fine-tune the fan speed curve :) 


Life is really challenging. I don't always suceed: )

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