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Best upgrade from GTX 960?

you could look on the used market for a 1060/rx 580 which would be a solid jump in performance for <$130, a 1650 super would be the same jump for ~$170, a 1660 super would be even more of a jump and cost around $240. for 1080p a 1060/580/1650S would be more than enough, for 1440p a 1660S, 5600xt, or 2060 would be more ideal. your cpu will be a likely bottleneck at higher refresh rates at any resolution

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Hi! Just got a new pc for $350 AUD or about 250 USD. It has an i7 4770, 16GB Dual channel DDR3 and a WindForce 3 fan GTX 960 4GB gpu. I am looking for the best upgrade without a bottleneck. 

Ideas?

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Just now, MojaveTM06 said:

Hi! Just got a new pc for $350 AUD or about 250 USD. It has an i7 4770, 16GB Dual channel DDR3 and a WindForce 3 fan GTX 960 4GB gpu. I am looking for the best upgrade without a bottleneck. 

Ideas?

Edit: I have two 8 pin plugs btw

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I would suggest a used GTX 1070, you can find them for around $250 USD on eBay.


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Just now, PorkishPig said:

I would suggest a used GTX 1070, you can find them for around $250 USD on eBay.

A 1660 Super is around the same performance as a 1070 and it's cheaper and brand new.

The performance of the 1660 Super is around double than the 960


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GTX1070/1660Super/RTX2060

For 1080p...

 

Hope your DDR3 is as fast as possible for MINIMUM FPS boosts iE 1600Mhz OC to 1866Mhz or even 2133+Mhz

Just a boost is nice at the minimums.... Faster Ram does that.

 

You can go higher GPUs on Higher Resolutions though...


Maximums - Asus Z97-K /w i5 4690 Bclk @106.9Mhz * x39 = 4.17Ghz, 8GB of 2600Mhz DDR3,.. Gigabyte GTX970 G1-Gaming @ 1550Mhz

 

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you could look on the used market for a 1060/rx 580 which would be a solid jump in performance for <$130, a 1650 super would be the same jump for ~$170, a 1660 super would be even more of a jump and cost around $240. for 1080p a 1060/580/1650S would be more than enough, for 1440p a 1660S, 5600xt, or 2060 would be more ideal. your cpu will be a likely bottleneck at higher refresh rates at any resolution


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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