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Gigabyte 1660 OC vs. Asus ROG Strix 1650S: Worth the price bump?

unless you foresee needing the extra 2gb vram its not much of a jump. the 1660 has a few percent better performance in a few areas but from what i can tell they're very similar. and if you did need the extra vram you'd wanna look into a 5500xt or perhaps a used 1060/rx580.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I could get the 1660 for 300$CAN + free shipping, but that would blow my budget or I can get the 1650S for 260$CAN + free shipping (which is the upper limit of my budget).

 

I can wait until mid septembre to pull the trigger.

 

Is the 1660 worth the price bump?

 

Should I wait?

 

It's unlikely I'll get the opportunity to buy another GPU for a while given that I'm moving overseas to a country where hardware is hard to come by around octobre.

 

This is for my living room system. I have a main system rocking a Asus ROG Strix Vega 56 as well. I mostly game on that one.


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how much is shipping? id think the price gap should be larger but i'm in the us where the market may be different


topics i need help on:

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my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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unless you foresee needing the extra 2gb vram its not much of a jump. the 1660 has a few percent better performance in a few areas but from what i can tell they're very similar. and if you did need the extra vram you'd wanna look into a 5500xt or perhaps a used 1060/rx580.


topics i need help on:

Spoiler

 

 

my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the advice! I'll likely go with the Strix. I've also read a few reviews and apparently it's thermals and noise levels are pretty good which matter for a living room system.


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