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Best graphics card under $210?

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Hello.,

What gpu do you recommend under $210

I was looking at these.: amd 5500xt and gtx 1660, or what other model is better? amd or nvidia it doesn't matter.

 

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2 minutes ago, drk4real said:

Hello.,

What gpu do you recommend under $210

I was looking at these.: amd 5500xt and gtx 1660, or what other model is better? amd or nvidia it doesn't matter.

 

If you go used, a gtx 1070 or Vega 56, new probably a gtx 1660

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1660S maybe, otherwise 1660. RX 5500XT is more like 1650S in performance.


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Just now, YT_DomDaBomb20 said:

If you go used, a gtx 1070 or Vega 56, new probably a gtx 1660

agreed buy used and look around for something on par with a 1070. you could add a saved search to ebay including all your perspective cards and your budget. Always be checking your local listings like craigslist and don't be afraid to make offers of lower than asking price if the seller is asking too much. 

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If you go used, check out EVGA B stock. They’re refurbished cards that were returned and fixed by EVGA and sold for decent prices (still comes with one year warranty, products may have cosmetic damage such as scratches but should otherwise work well). The real catch though is that every wednesday they have a mid week madness sale with some insane deals. Looked last wednesday and saw some 980 Ti’s for like 90 bucks a pop. Gotta be quick though, as you can imagine these sells within a minute or two of the sale starting. They usually also have some 1660’s/supers under $200

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A vega 56 used or a new 1660 super would be my first thoughts 


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59 minutes ago, IdealPC said:

here with $210, I get a 1660S..

Tbh I’d take a used Vega 56 over a 1660S


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1 hour ago, Lord Vile said:

Tbh I’d take a used Vega 56 over a 1660S

I'd rather buy a new one....used one too risky...you don't know what will happen the next

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1 minute ago, IdealPC said:

I'd rather buy a new one....used one too risky...you don't know what will happen the next

Used GPUs are fine, I’ve had a couple and sold a couple. 


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44 minutes ago, Lord Vile said:

Used GPUs are fine, I’ve had a couple and sold a couple. 

You are a lucky dog...

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5 minutes ago, IdealPC said:

You are a lucky dog...

Not really? Used GPUs don’t suddenly just die, don’t go for anything too old and check they haven’t been abused. 


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19 hours ago, Lord Vile said:

Not really? Used GPUs don’t suddenly just die, don’t go for anything too old and check they haven’t been abused. 

depends....a new card has full warranty, but used ones too much uncertainty..if not budget issue, never recommend.

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57 minutes ago, IdealPC said:

depends....a new card has full warranty, but used ones too much uncertainty..if not budget issue, never recommend.

Yeah but it’s silicon, if it’s worked for 2 years and hasn’t been abused it’ll work just fine for a few years more.


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On 6/23/2020 at 3:19 PM, Lord Vile said:

Yeah but it’s silicon, if it’s worked for 2 years and hasn’t been abused it’ll work just fine for a few years more.

Not everyone same lucky as you...especially they don't know what happened to the used cards...

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6 hours ago, IdealPC said:

Not everyone same lucky as you...especially they don't know what happened to the used cards...

It’s not lucky silicon doesn’t just die within a couple of years unless it’s been abused, even mining cards that run 24/7 they’re undervolted so the card uses less energy and doesn’t die. If you get it off eBay and places like that there’s buyer protection too. 


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