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GTX 1060 to Save Money to save up for 1080 TI/Volta or 1070/1080

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here is the build i'm gonna go with https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DM2Ppb

However I'm still deciding if i should save my money and get a gtx 1060 6gb so that i can save up leftover money for Nividia Volta next year or 1080 TI when that gets a price drop or spend the exta on a 1070

I wanna game mainly in 1080p 60fps/144fps

All help is appreciated thanks!

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4 minutes ago, UltimaHeart said:

Here is the build i'm gonna go with https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DM2Ppb

However I'm still deciding if i should save my money and get a gtx 1060 6gb so that i can save up leftover money for Nividia Volta next year or 1080 TI when that gets a price drop or spend the exta on a 1070

I wanna game mainly in 1080p 60fps/144fps

All help is appreciated thanks!

This build is pretty overkill for 1080p 60fps, and you'll probably want a more balanced cpu/gpu combo if your going for a consistent 144fps...

 

go for a ryzen 5 1600 and try to get a used/refurb 980 ti. that should be enough to carry you over until you can get a 1080 ti or high end volta (which you don't really need unless you upgrade to 1440p anyway)

 

hope this helps!

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the 1060 is a great card and will run some games at 1440p ultra 60+ fps. I say keep the 1060 until the next gen comes out.


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Just now, xGGAx said:

the 1060 is a great card and will run some games at 1440p ultra 60+ fps. I say keep the 1060 until the next gen comes out.

the 1060 can actually handle 1440p well? I thought it would struggle a bit or something since 1070 is considered the best option for 1440p

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I would recommend you get a Ryzen 5 1600+GTX 1070/980 ti instead. Or rx Vega 56


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1 minute ago, DocSwag said:

I would recommend you get a Ryzen 5 1600+GTX 1070/980 ti instead. Or rx Vega 56

what makes that a better combo?

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Just now, yodaobiwan1 said:

sorry, forgot to mention- if you still want to spend $1300, you can get a 1080 ti with that build :D

REALLY HOW

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1 minute ago, UltimaHeart said:

what makes that a better combo?

1600 won't bottleneck a 1070 or 980 ti so basically you'd be getting however more performance a 1070 has over a 1060 (probably around 30% ish) for a similar price.


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1 minute ago, UltimaHeart said:

what makes that a better combo?

The ryzen 1600+b350 combo is cheaper, with only a small difference in performance. Also, it has 6 cores. You can use the money to invest in a better gpu instead.

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2 minutes ago, Colexd said:

The ryzen 1600+b350 combo is cheaper, with only a small difference in performance. Also, it has 6 cores. You can use the money to invest in a better gpu instead.

so would that benefit alot for video editing?

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4 minutes ago, Colexd said:

Generally, yes.

I do hear people say Ryzen performs a bit worse in games then intel cause of less single cores ( I think not sure. im really new to pc gaming) 

if so, is it noticeable?

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It depends on the game, but i dont think its thats big to make me prefer intel, especially with that bigger price tag and fewer core count.

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Just now, Colexd said:

It depends on the game, but i dont think its thats big to make me prefer intel, especially with that bigger price tag and fewer core count.

got it! 

Is it worth spending extra on a ryzen 7 1700/1800x or am i better off with getting ryzen 5 1600?

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22 minutes ago, yodaobiwan1 said:

its more like $1400ish, but check this out:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jkm9D8

 

you can save on the memory and probably can find a few more deals on reddit.com/r/buildapcsales

Got it!
Also if i get ryzen, should i air cool it or liquid cool it? 

and is it worth getting ryzen 7 1700/1800x over ryzen 5 1600

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The answer is very clear to me. With that CPU a 1060 will defiantly be draging you doun and at that point you might as well get an I5. I have a 1070 and a 6600k and I have definitely found the sweet spot. Idd get a 1070 if I were you as it will run any game easy 144hz. There is no point in getting a 1060 if you are just going to use it while saving for a card 1 rung up in the latter. Just use your igpu for a while and go for the 1070. It's only a bit more (relatively) than the 1060 and it's on the price/preformance sweet spot. BTW ethereum mining is at a bit of a low rn so I would watch the prices closely if I were you.

edit: I base this post on the CPU in the pc part picker page but the same would go for a ryzen 7

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4 minutes ago, UltimaHeart said:

got it! 

Is it worth spending extra on a ryzen 7 1700/1800x or am i better off with getting ryzen 5 1600?

The 1600 should be fine but if you want to spend a little bit more then go with the 1700. They come with stock coolers so you can use them.

Also, a 1080ti is overkill for 1080p gaming.

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Just now, Kd4lif3 said:

The answer is very clear to me. With that CPU a 1060 will defiantly be draging you doun and at that point you might as well get an I5. I have a 1070 and a 6600k and I have definitely found the sweet spot. Idd get a 1070 if I were you as it will run any game easy 144hz. There is no point in getting a 1060 if you are just going to use it while saving for a card 1 rung up in the latter. Just use your igpu for a while and go for the 1070. It's only a bit more (relatively) than the 1060 and it's on the price/preformance sweet spot. BTW ethereum mining is at a bit of a low rn so I would watch the prices closely if I were you.

gotchu. Someone recommended me this 1080 TI build thats a bit cheaper. is this a good build? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jkm9D8

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Just now, Colexd said:

The 1600 should be fine but if you want to spend a little bit more then go with the 1700. They come with stock coolers so you can use them.

Also, a 1080ti is overkill for 1080p gaming.

as i heard. is the 1080 TI perfect for 1440P 144hz / 4k 60hz gaming? 

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Just now, UltimaHeart said:

as i heard. is the 1080 TI perfect for 1440P 144hz / 4k 60hz gaming? 

yes

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