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1080p graphics card under $100 for 2020?

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

So 2020 comes in and I'm in the market for a budget graphics card that can game 1080p, do some bit of media encoding/decoding and under $100 or a bit over.

 

I've been researching and found some potential candidates like the GIGABYTE GTX 1650 WindForce OC and the Asus ROG RX 570 and saw mixed reviews about the said cards and I'm having a hard time deciding because I'll be daily driving which card I'll be buying for a very long time due to my very limited budget. Also, used cards are very hard for me to come by due to me living in the Philippines.

 

I have been rocking an oldie, stock-cooled Ryzen 3 2200g and I have been using it's built-in Vega graphics.

The rest of my build:

-16GB (8GB x2 @ 2400mhz) @ 3200mhz oc dual-channel RAM

MSI A320M PRO-M2 V2 (replaced with store warranty)

- ASUS EX-320M-GAMING

- 1.5TB (500GB x3) Harddrives

-Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 550W

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Spend $80 on a used rx 470/480/GTX 970

 

And for the love of God $20 on a 120gb SSD for Windows


My System: i7-8700k 5.0ghz All-core delidded @1.365v // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT RAW II // NZXT S340 White // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // Intel 660P 1TB NVME M.2 SSD/1TB Samsung 860 EVO/1TB 2.5" HGST HDD // Displays: ASUS VG248QE/Acer K242HYL/Acer K242HYL // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard - Logitech G502 // Corsair H70 Gaming Headset

 

Wife's System: i7-8700 // Arctic Freezer 33 // Gigabyte Z390M Gaming // 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 // Sapphire Vega 64 // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // 1TB Samsung 860 EVO/500GB Silicon Power A55/4TB Western Digital HDD // Displays: ASUS VG245H/ASUS VP248Q // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G602 // LG BDRW // NexStar 5.25" USB 3 Enclosure

 

TV Gamer: Ryzen 5 1600 4.0ghz All-core @1.425v // Wraith PRISM // Gigabyte B450 Aorus M // 16GB GeIL DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Corsair Vengeance Silver 650W // 120GB Sandisk SSD/120GB PNY CS900/4TB Western Digital Blue // Display: 50" Westinghouse 1080p // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDr4 3200 // ASUS RX 570 4GB OC // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/500GB Wester Digital Blue // Display: Dell P2417H - Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

Daughter's System: i3-8350k // Cooler Master i71c // MSI H310M Pro VDH-Plus // 16GB T-Force Vulkan 2666 (2400) // Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini // DarkFlash Micro ATX White // Corsair CX550 // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD // Display: Scepter 20" 1080p - Logitech Keyboard and Mouse

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, onlybuilt4cubanxlinx said:

Or just jump to a GTX 1070 for $160-180 used.

Well... I did say...

9 minutes ago, TweakBox said:

under $100 or a bit over

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, onlybuilt4cubanxlinx said:

jump to a GTX 1070 for $160-180 used

Won't the GTX 1070 be bottle-necked by the CPU when gaming?

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NVIDIA GT 730 is the way to go. 4K at 60Hz (I think). Based on amazon description. 


Things I do:

Upgrade Computers

Build Computers

Disassemble Computers

 

My System:

MSI GS65 Stealth

CPU - Intel Core i7-8750H

Memory - 16GB DDR4

Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Storage - 512 GB SSD

Operating System - Windows 10 Home

Headset - Turtle Beach Stealth 420X+

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Samivan911 said:

NVIDIA GT 730 is the way to go. 4K at 60Hz (I think). Based on amazon description. 

TechPowerUp doesn't have good figures for the GT 730....

 

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The MSI specs are different. 


Things I do:

Upgrade Computers

Build Computers

Disassemble Computers

 

My System:

MSI GS65 Stealth

CPU - Intel Core i7-8750H

Memory - 16GB DDR4

Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Storage - 512 GB SSD

Operating System - Windows 10 Home

Headset - Turtle Beach Stealth 420X+

 

 

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MSI GeForce GT 730 Fermi DDR3 4GB DirectX 12 (N730-4GD3V2) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015DROZ6E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_KNbsEb28Y98NB


Things I do:

Upgrade Computers

Build Computers

Disassemble Computers

 

My System:

MSI GS65 Stealth

CPU - Intel Core i7-8750H

Memory - 16GB DDR4

Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Storage - 512 GB SSD

Operating System - Windows 10 Home

Headset - Turtle Beach Stealth 420X+

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Samivan911 said:

MSI GeForce GT 730 Fermi DDR3 4GB DirectX 12 (N730-4GD3V2) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015DROZ6E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_KNbsEb28Y98NB

The GT 730 is one of the worst value cards ever for that price. I bought a used gtx 750 ti for $50 and it slaughters the 730.


CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x  | GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition | RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz | Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 Aorus M | PSU: EVGA 650 B3 CASE: Phanteks Eclipse P350x | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Keyboard: Redragon K556 | Monitor(s): Main: Dell E2014h 1600x900, Secondary: HP w19e 1440x900

"You don't need to spend a crap ton of money to build yourself a worthwhile gaming computer." -JayzTwoCents (Blasphemy, I know. Deal with it.)

I can't help you buy something if you don't list a budget or intended use.

I can't help you troubleshoot if you don't list your specs/config.

P.S. Pictures usually help.

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Ok. I was going to use the GT 730 to upgrade an old PC. 


Things I do:

Upgrade Computers

Build Computers

Disassemble Computers

 

My System:

MSI GS65 Stealth

CPU - Intel Core i7-8750H

Memory - 16GB DDR4

Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Storage - 512 GB SSD

Operating System - Windows 10 Home

Headset - Turtle Beach Stealth 420X+

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
27 minutes ago, Ralf said:

I would definitely pick some high power draw gpu with that quality(Seventeam OEM) 550W psu.

 

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550 W burned while we tried to pull 550 W from it at high temperatures.

https://www.hardwaresecrets.com/cooler-master-extreme-power-plus-550-w-power-supply-review/7/

I'll slowly upgrade this limping PC soon... ?

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SSD....


My System: i7-8700k 5.0ghz All-core delidded @1.365v // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT RAW II // NZXT S340 White // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // Intel 660P 1TB NVME M.2 SSD/1TB Samsung 860 EVO/1TB 2.5" HGST HDD // Displays: ASUS VG248QE/Acer K242HYL/Acer K242HYL // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard - Logitech G502 // Corsair H70 Gaming Headset

 

Wife's System: i7-8700 // Arctic Freezer 33 // Gigabyte Z390M Gaming // 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 // Sapphire Vega 64 // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // 1TB Samsung 860 EVO/500GB Silicon Power A55/4TB Western Digital HDD // Displays: ASUS VG245H/ASUS VP248Q // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G602 // LG BDRW // NexStar 5.25" USB 3 Enclosure

 

TV Gamer: Ryzen 5 1600 4.0ghz All-core @1.425v // Wraith PRISM // Gigabyte B450 Aorus M // 16GB GeIL DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Corsair Vengeance Silver 650W // 120GB Sandisk SSD/120GB PNY CS900/4TB Western Digital Blue // Display: 50" Westinghouse 1080p // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDr4 3200 // ASUS RX 570 4GB OC // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/500GB Wester Digital Blue // Display: Dell P2417H - Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

Daughter's System: i3-8350k // Cooler Master i71c // MSI H310M Pro VDH-Plus // 16GB T-Force Vulkan 2666 (2400) // Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini // DarkFlash Micro ATX White // Corsair CX550 // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD // Display: Scepter 20" 1080p - Logitech Keyboard and Mouse

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 2/16/2020 at 1:21 AM, Mister Woof said:

SSD....

I'll upgrade my system soon. I'm currently living alone so upgrades are hard to budget out. And at the moment, read and write speeds aren't too much of an issue for me right now.

 

I found a used xFX rx470 for $20. I am trying to get in contact with the seller but no responses yet.

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$20 bucks is sketchy, like too low. There are a bunch of fake GPUs on wish and some of those other chinese websites right now, make sure you aren't getting something like that. Also for REAL get an SSD, it's not even just about read/write speeds, it's latency. If you are still just using hard drives, it's seriously one of the biggest upgrades you can make right now, and you can get 250 gig ones for about 30-40 dollars. Worth looking in to. 

As for your gpu, buy it used from ebay and get an 8gb card if you can. The 470 4gb is fine, though, and plenty cheap, but I wouldn't go any lower than that. Good luck.

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