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Posted Original PosterOP

Hi,

I'm in high school and I want to do some light gaming with my i5 2500k. I'll be playing games like CS:GO, LoL and Fortnite (maybe even Roblox 馃槀) all at聽1080p with medium/high settings.

I have no idea as to which GPU I should choose. I've been leaning towards the RX 570 but idk, also I live in New Zealand so my options aren't that great.

My PSU is Cooler Master GX 550W Bronze.

Any help will be appreciated.

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depends on budget, wont go higher than 1660 Super though


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Posted Original PosterOP

im on a budget of around $100-150 USD. Would you say a GTX 660 would be good

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48 minutes ago, xoSahil said:

im on a budget of around $100-150 USD. Would you say a GTX 660 would be good

No. You should be able to get an RX 570 for that though, which is waaay more powerful.


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Posted Original PosterOP

Okay thanks, I'm looking for something a bit cheaper though because the RX 570 price is quite expensive in NZ聽(it's around $150 USD).

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Just now, xoSahil said:

Okay thanks, I'm looking for something a bit cheaper though because the RX 570 price is quite expensive in NZ聽(it's around $150 USD).

There's about 5+ years in advancement between the GTX 660 and RX 570, there's no comparison between them really.聽

How much can you get the 660 for?


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What are the prices on the used market in New Zealand聽? GTX 960/970/1050/1060 would be fine. Also as mentioned RX 570/580.聽


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6 minutes ago, Boyohan said:

What are the prices on the used market in New Zealand聽? GTX 960/970/1050/1060 would be fine. Also as mentioned RX 570/580.聽

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5 minutes ago, xoSahil said:

Approximately $50 USD

You need to quote or tag people.

The 660 really isn't worth anything. Maxwell cards (some of the 700 series) are really were the line should be drawn, and that's at bare minimum.


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Just now, KaitouX said:

Used RX 470/480 are also options that might be cheap while delivering good performance.

That's what I initially was going for, but I couldn't find any local used rx 470 (or even new)

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Just now, JoostinOnline said:

You need to quote or tag people.

The 660 really isn't worth anything. Maxwell cards (some of the 700 series) are really were the line should be drawn, and that's at bare minimum.

ya sorry, just learnt about that (my first time on a forum :/). Okay thanks

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14 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

There's about 5+ years in advancement between the GTX 660 and RX 570, there's no comparison between them really.聽

How much can you get the 660 for?

Approximately $50 USD

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As @JoostinOnline聽mentioned above, I'd draw the line at Maxwell for Nvidia (900 series), or聽Hawaii for AMD (R9 200 series).

Look for deals on the R9 290, or GTX 970 or 980. These are still older cards at this point, but still very capable of decent 1080p gaming in recent AAA titles.


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Just now, Mateyyy said:

As @JoostinOnline聽mentioned above, I'd draw the line at Maxwell for Nvidia (900 series), or聽Hawaii for AMD (R9 200 series).

Look for deals on the R9 290, or GTX 970 or 980. These are still older cards at this point, but still very capable of at least decent 1080p gaming.

Okay, thank you so much

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