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Best upgrade from a GTX 780 under 300$

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am looking into upgrading my graphics card. I currently have a GTX 780 and it's on an amd 8350 CPU and Asus motherboard. I am going to upgrade my other components later when I have the money but for now I just want a good gpu for my system that's not gonna break the bank and it must be Nvidia. I am looking to play 1080p games and hope to play all new titles at Max graphics setting. I can sacrifice some AA setting and other small impact on graphics settings but I want the games to look as good as possible. Thanks guys!

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The RTX 2060 is pretty close to that price tag, and I have also seen many go on sale.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RHXnTW/evga-geforce-rtx-2060-6-gb-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-2060-kr

 

but to go lower on MSRP you'll be looking at the 1660 ti.


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At least in my marked there are some 5700 non XTs wich are right under 300$

 

idd also consider used. The cards will be as good as new for the most part and at under 300$ thats a hella value! 


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1 minute ago, nolukjustskil said:

rx 5700 i believe is the best deal. currently 299 on newegg with 3 month game pass and a free game

https://www.newegg.com/asrock-radeon-rx-5700-rx-5700-challenger-d-8g-oc/p/N82E16814930021

Boom there you go, that’s what i am talking about. It’s even a custom model so noise will be in check. DAMN i want to live in the US lol thats even nicer then EU prices lol


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Just now, Metallus97 said:

Boom there you go, that’s what i am talking about. It’s even a custom model so noise will be in check. DAMN i want to live in the US lol thats even nicer then EU prices lol

yeah, i just stumbled on it and now thinking about buying it, just waiting for a question to get answered. it is sitting on the OK cooling section on the temp chart thats pinned, but from what ive seen it runs fairly good temps

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5 minutes ago, nolukjustskil said:

yeah, i just stumbled on it and now thinking about buying it, just waiting for a question to get answered. it is sitting on the OK cooling section on the temp chart thats pinned, but from what ive seen it runs fairly good temps

Everything is better than the jet powered reference cards lol

And sure a Red devil or nitro+ and stuff will be better temps and maybe enable the GPU to clock a little higher. But at this price you cant complain! It will get the job done well enough 


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If you're buying new and only Nvidia, GTX 1650 Super or GTX 1660 Super. Both are good cards, so it's just down to which fits your budget. The old GTX 1650, GTX 1660, and GTX 1660 Ti aren't very good values compared to the newer Super cards. And yes, it's dumb that Nvidia has 5 graphics cards in the $150-250 price range.


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Just now, melete said:

If you're buying new and only Nvidia, GTX 1650 Super or GTX 1660 Super. Both are good cards, so it's just down to which fits your budget. The old GTX 1650, GTX 1660, and GTX 1660 Ti aren't very good values compared to the newer Super cards. And yes, it's dumb that Nvidia has 5 graphics cards in the $150-250 price range.

Yes but as seen on Newegg the 5700 can be had for his budget and is faster than those cards 


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Just now, Metallus97 said:

Yes but as seen on Newegg the 5700 can be had for his budget and is faster than those cards 

OP said he only wanted an Nvidia card though.


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4 minutes ago, melete said:

OP said he only wanted an Nvidia card though.

I know but at this price point team green makes no sense 


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Just now, Metallus97 said:

I know but at this price point team green makes no sense 

Doesn't matter what makes sense. His mind is already made up. And since his mind is made up, the 1660 Super is probably his best bet for 1080p gaming under $300 right now.

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45 minutes ago, nolukjustskil said:

yeah, i just stumbled on it and now thinking about buying it, just waiting for a question to get answered. it is sitting on the OK cooling section on the temp chart thats pinned, but from what ive seen it runs fairly good temps

This is about asrock 5700 for 299

1 minute ago, MrBrightSyde said:

Doesn't matter what makes sense. His mind is already made up. And since his mind is made up, the 1660 Super is probably his best bet for 1080p gaming under $300 right now.

so i think and hope it’s not :) 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Metallus97 said:

I know but at this price point team green makes no sense 

I have a G-Sync monitor so I have no choice if I want G-Sync

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1 minute ago, Joshontech said:

I have a G-Sync monitor so I have no choice if I want G-Sync

Oh ok i see bro. Nice forcing people into the own brand lol.

But with newer monitors thats over finally!

Well then 

1 hour ago, melete said:

If you're buying new and only Nvidia, GTX 1650 Super or GTX 1660 Super. Both are good cards, so it's just down to which fits your budget. The old GTX 1650, GTX 1660, and GTX 1660 Ti aren't very good values compared to the newer Super cards. And yes, it's dumb that Nvidia has 5 graphics cards in the $150-250 price range.

this man is correct


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, MrBrightSyde said:

Doesn't matter what makes sense. His mind is already made up. And since his mind is made up, the 1660 Super is probably his best bet for 1080p gaming under $300 right now.

This is the one I was looking at. I just wanted to know others opinions on the matter. Right now with my current CPU it makes no sense to do an GPU upgrade but I cannot fork out 450$ to upgrade my system plus another 250$ or so for a graphics card.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Metallus97 said:

Oh ok i see bro. Nice forcing people into the own brand lol.

But with newer monitors thats over finally!

Well then 

this man is correct

Yea unfortunately I bought the first G-Sync monitor it actually wasn't a G-Sync when I got it I actually replaced the circuit board to upgrade it to G-Sync.

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4 minutes ago, Joshontech said:

Yea unfortunately I bought the first G-Sync monitor it actually wasn't a G-Sync when I got it I actually replaced the circuit board to upgrade it to G-Sync.

AH yeha bro! That asus one? I had a 780 and this monitor to... BUT did not get such a replacement board. the monitor is now sold, i am on 4k free sync and team red xd 


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