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1080P under $300

1 hour ago, KaitouX said:

5600XT Sapphire Pulse or the Gigabyte Gaming OC(the model names are links to the respective PCPP pages)

If you/your nephew value a cooler and quieter operation I recommend the models that I linked. Otherwise go with the cheapest 5600XT(which is the Asrock one), for most people the Asrock would probably be good enough. I would avoid the Mech OC unless it was cheaper than the Asrock, for that price go for the Pulse or Gaming OC linked in the quote.

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Hello guys my nephews birthday is in a couple days and I'm trying to find the best graphics card for under $300 for gaming at 1080p. Could you all help me out I've never bought a graphics card for anybody else especially someone younger(12 years). I am pairing this with older hardware I already have i7-4790K.

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1 minute ago, dlevy129 said:

Hello guys my nephews birthday is in a couple days and I'm trying to find the best graphics card for under $300 for gaming at 1080p. Could you all help me out I've never bought a graphics card for anybody else especially someone younger.

For 1080p, the 5600xt video would be a good one to check: 

Does some talk with the 2060 as well.

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4 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

Hello guys my nephews birthday is in a couple days and I'm trying to find the best graphics card for under $300 for gaming at 1080p. Could you all help me out I've never bought a graphics card for anybody else especially someone younger.

the GTX 1660 SUPER Is a good option, most cards that are at least dual fan made by Giabyte, EVGA, MSI, Zotac, Or asus Should be perfectly fine, but be aware of used or suspiciously priced cards, especially by companies not listed above (I might have missed one or two, though). The card should range from $230-260 in pricing, don't buy anything over $260 USD, It's probably a bad deal. On the Other hand, You could go with the EVGA RTX 2060 KO, which should be $299.99 or $300 on the dot, but I'm unaware of availibility/pricing right now. Finally, you can try picking up a RX 5600XT from AMD, but prices on that have been everywhere, and some have made valid points against it, even now. Either way, all three cards should be totally fine, but for your nephew, I'd say Nvidia is slightly mroe streamlined in what they do. 


 

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4 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

Hello guys my nephews birthday is in a couple days and I'm trying to find the best graphics card for under $300 for gaming at 1080p. Could you all help me out I've never bought a graphics card for anybody else especially someone younger(12 years). I am pairing this with older hardware I already have i7-4790K.

if you have time to get a gtx 970 or above or a gtx 1060 or above the works


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7 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

Hello guys my nephews birthday is in a couple days and I'm trying to find the best graphics card for under $300 for gaming at 1080p. Could you all help me out I've never bought a graphics card for anybody else especially someone younger(12 years). I am pairing this with older hardware I already have i7-4790K.

5600 XT or an RX 5700 on sale

 

Really though a used $100 RX 470-580 8GB or an RX 590 would be plenty. could just buy a nice headset/mouse/keyboard with the rest, or a 1080p 144hz monitor


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Starelementpoke said:

For 1080p, the 5600xt video would be a good one to check: 

Does some talk with the 2060 as well.

I updated the post does this still apply?

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5 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

Hello guys my nephews birthday is in a couple days and I'm trying to find the best graphics card for under $300 for gaming at 1080p. Could you all help me out I've never bought a graphics card for anybody else especially someone younger(12 years). I am pairing this with older hardware I already have i7-4790K.

You are hooking your nephew up! I think he will be over the moon.


Quote me or @Not Wills for a reply!

Contact info on my profile!

All my builds below!

 

Current builds:

Main system: AMD ryzen 3 1200 (OCed to 3.625Ghz) (1.21V) | Stock AMD cooler (w/ 80mm server fan) | Gigabyte B450m gaming | Zotac GTX 970 dual fan (OC, Core base: 1366, Core boost: 1440, Memory: 4206) (+200 core +700 memory) | Corsair 2x8GB 2666Mhz DDR4 | Kingston A400 240gb.

Server: Intel i3 8100 | Dell Z370 | Dell cooler 80mmm | Dell GTX 1050 | Crucial 1x8gb 2400Mhz DDR4 | Kingston A400 240gb | Toshiba A300 1tb.

Laptop: Toshiba a110-274 | Intel core solo T1350 | Intel 945GM Express | 2x512mb 533Mhz DDR2 sodim | Seagate Momentus .3 7200rpm | Intel pro Wi-fi.

 

Coming soon:

Server build: x2 Xeon E5 2450 | HP Proliant DL360e Gen 8 | Quadro K620 | 4x500GB 7200rpm hdd | Kingston a400 240gb | 32gb ddr3 ECC.

Small form factor gaming PC: AMD ryzen 5 3600 (coming very soon) | Zotac GTX 970 dual fan (on-hand) | MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC (coming soon-ish)  | 2x Kingston a400 240gb (on-hand).

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2 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

the GTX 1660 SUPER Is a good option, most cards that are at least dual fan made by Giabyte, EVGA, MSI, Zotac, Or asus Should be perfectly fine, but be aware of used or suspiciously priced cards, especially by companies not listed above (I might have missed one or two, though). The card should range from $230-260 in pricing, don't buy anything over $260 USD, It's probably a bad deal. On the Other hand, You could go with the EVGA RTX 2060 KO, which should be $299.99 or $300 on the dot, but I'm unaware of availibility/pricing right now.  

I updated the post does this still apply?

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I updated the post does this still apply?

Yes. It should work fine with that CPU, just make sure you have the proper power connectors for it. Again, perhaps I would reccomened Nvidia over AMD just because they're slightly more streamlined overall. 


 

When I ask for more specs, don't expect me to know the answer!
I'm just helping YOU to help YOURSELF!
(The more info you give the easier it is for others to help you out!)

 

Spend As Much Time Writing Your Question As You Want Me To Spend Responding To It.

If I'm wrong, please point it out. I'm always learning & I won't bite.

 

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PSU Tier List

 

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3 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

I updated the post does this still apply?

What kind of power supply is in the system?

 

 

1 minute ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

Yes. It should work fine with that CPU, just make sure you have the proper power connectors for it. Again, perhaps I would reccomened Nvidia over AMD just because they're slightly more streamlined overall. 

AMD has more driver features available currently.


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

the GTX 1660 SUPER Is a good option, most cards that are at least dual fan made by Giabyte, EVGA, MSI, Zotac, Or asus Should be perfectly fine, but be aware of used or suspiciously priced cards, especially by companies not listed above (I might have missed one or two, though). The card should range from $230-260 in pricing, don't buy anything over $260 USD, It's probably a bad deal. On the Other hand, You could go with the EVGA RTX 2060 KO, which should be $299.99 or $300 on the dot, but I'm unaware of availibility/pricing right now. Finally, you can try picking up a RX 5600XT from AMD, but prices on that have been everywhere, and some have made valid points against it, even now. Either way, all three cards should be totally fine, but for your nephew, I'd say Nvidia is slightly mroe streamlined in what they do. 

Taking note thank you.

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2 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

Taking note thank you.

Do NOT buy the 2060 KO. The cooler is shit and the card runs hot. Not to mention the 5600 XT delivers the same performance for cheaper.

The 1660 Super is also a bad choice. It's nowhere near as good as the 1660 Ti and it's almost the same price. The 1660 Super is basically a 1660 with G6 memory. Avoid it. It's overpriced.

Your primary choice should be the 5600 XT. There is no such thing as "streamliner". These are GPUs - they do the same work and there's no two ways about it. If the 5600 XT is not available, then the 1660 Ti is the second option. It's about 20% slower than the XT but not as absurdly priced as the overheating 2060 KO or the 1660 Super.

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20 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

Yes. It should work fine with that CPU, just make sure you have the proper power connectors for it. Again, perhaps I would reccomened Nvidia over AMD just because they're slightly more streamlined overall. 

This is a flat out lie as there is NO SUCH THING as streamlined vs non-streamlined cards.
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Cards are not gases or liquids. If you were trying to say efficient, then you'd also be wrong as the 5600 XT uses the same power as a 2060 and gives you the same performance. In any case, your statement holds no merit.

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23 minutes ago, Not Wills said:

You are hooking your nephew up! I think he will be over the moon.

I wanna make up for not being able to give him presents for his birthday's all these years I've been going through some money issues up until this year. after all he is my only nephew

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23 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

Yes. It should work fine with that CPU, just make sure you have the proper power connectors for it. Again, perhaps I would reccomened Nvidia over AMD just because they're slightly more streamlined overall. 

Thank You.

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2 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

This is a flat out lie as there is NO SUCH THING as streamlined vs non-streamlined cards.
image.png.2b84de4a792fc1887f50c1b2dfd8d918.png

 

Cards are not gases or liquids. If you were trying to say efficient, then you'd also be wrong as the 5600 XT uses the same power as a 2060 and gives you the same performance. In any case, your statement holds no merit.

no negativity please

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25 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

What kind of power supply is in the system?

 

 

AMD has more driver features available currently.

Well am I have to get a new power supply because the one that is in my old system I think doesn't have a 80 plus rating and is only 400 Watt its antec. He's only 12 I don't think features matter thank you for this though

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5 minutes ago, xg32 said:

thank you very much for your suggestion if anything I'm trying to stay under $300 for the most part. I really appreciate your response though.

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2 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

Well am I have to get a new power supply because the one that is in my old system I think doesn't have a 80 plus rating and is only 400 Watt its antec. He's only 12 I don't think features matter thank you for this though

It's mostly just bonus features like potentially getting higher frame rates with adaptive resolutions, or having the GPU run quieter with GPU chill


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

It's mostly just bonus features like potentially getting higher frame rates with adaptive resolutions, or having the GPU run quieter with GPU chill

Noted

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1 hour ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

the GTX 1660 SUPER Is a good option, most cards that are at least dual fan made by Giabyte, EVGA, MSI, Zotac, Or asus Should be perfectly fine, but be aware of used or suspiciously priced cards, especially by companies not listed above (I might have missed one or two, though). The card should range from $230-260 in pricing, don't buy anything over $260 USD, It's probably a bad deal. On the Other hand, You could go with the EVGA RTX 2060 KO, which should be $299.99 or $300 on the dot, but I'm unaware of availibility/pricing right now. Finally, you can try picking up a RX 5600XT from AMD, but prices on that have been everywhere, and some have made valid points against it, even now. Either way, all three cards should be totally fine, but for your nephew, I'd say Nvidia is slightly mroe streamlined in what they do. 

 

1 hour ago, Not Wills said:

if you have time to get a gtx 970 or above or a gtx 1060 or above the works

 

1 hour ago, Streetguru said:

5600 XT or an RX 5700 on sale

 

Really though a used $100 RX 470-580 8GB or an RX 590 would be plenty. could just buy a nice headset/mouse/keyboard with the rest, or a 1080p 144hz monitor

 

1 hour ago, Starelementpoke said:

For 1080p, the 5600xt video would be a good one to check: 

Does some talk with the 2060 as well.

 

30 minutes ago, xg32 said:

thank you so much for your help guys. This has got to be the best tech forum that I've ever posted to, you all literally came in clutch in under 30 minutes after I posted. I would have never got this many replies on the other regulars. This makes me really happy because Ive been out of the gaming community for a minute(4 years) and I have IT job. I don't have the time to research this and you all made it so easy for me thank you. So for a final consensus I want to go with the 1660ti or super paired with the 4790k what are you guys thoughts? Any bottlenecking?

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37 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

The 1660 Super is also a bad choice. It's nowhere near as good as the 1660 Ti and it's almost the same price. The 1660 Super is basically a 1660 with G6 memory. Avoid it. It's overpriced.

Maybe you're confusing something because the cheapest dual fan 1660 Super is $230 on PCPP and the cheapest 1660 Ti is $280. Also the performance difference seems to be around 5% at best. If anything the 1660 Ti is the overpriced one.

 

On topic: I personally would recommend the 5600XT Sapphire Pulse or the Gigabyte Gaming OC(the model names are links to the respective PCPP pages) if the intention is to stay between $250 and $300.

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2 minutes ago, KaitouX said:

Maybe you're confusing something because the cheapest dual fan 1660 Super is $230 on PCPP and the cheapest 1660 Ti is $280. Also the performance difference seems to be around 5% at best. If anything the 1660 Ti is the overpriced one.

 

On topic: I personally would recommend the 5600XT Sapphire Pulse or the Gigabyte Gaming OC(the model names are links to the respective PCPP pages) if the intention is to stay between $250 and $300.

so super?

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