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I'm a first time builder and have a budget of 530$ for a graphics card what would be the best card for that price point? 

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RTX 2070 if you value new features, Vega 56/64 for Freesync, GTX 1070ti to save money for something else (if you have the need to, that is)

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Used 1080 ti for max perf per dollar.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Just now, fasauceome said:

Used 1080 ti for max perf per dollar.

Tough to get for $530 but agree otherwise.

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I looked through eBay and couldn't find any cards for around my price point, I could try low balling the offer but that most likely not going to work.

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12 minutes ago, Swes said:

Tough to get for $530 but agree otherwise.

 

4 minutes ago, MechaToaster said:

I looked through eBay and couldn't find any cards for around my price point, I could try low balling the offer but that most likely not going to work.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PNY-GeForce-GTX-1O8OTi-XLR8-Gaming-OC/183489996549?epid=874759091&hash=item2ab8db2705:g:Vr8AAOSwDJNbtNN3:rk:2:pf:0&LH_BIN=1#viTabs_0

 

Found it.  Yeah it was mined-on for 6-8 months but if listing is accurate it was not abused at all (and about 90% of those cards on eBay were mined on anyway, it doesn't bother me, I bought a GTX 1070 Ti that was mined-on for around $299 and it was a great deal).

 

 

Here are the other listings, note that due to poor eBay filtering a non-Ti variant (regular GTX 1080) may slip in there, but that's how I found the link above:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=gtx+1080&_sacat=27386&LH_TitleDesc=0&_fsrp=1&_udlo=110&_sop=15&LH_BIN=1&_oaa=1&rt=nc&Chipset%2FGPU%20Model=NVIDIA%20GeForce%20GTX%201080%20Ti&_dcat=27386

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What are the specs on the rest of your system?  Do you use your system for work?  Do you play games on your system?  How old is the system, what GPU are you using now?  With the answers to questions like these, I believe the people of LTT can give you a better, more knowledgeable answer.

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1 minute ago, LogicWeasel said:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PNY-GeForce-GTX-1O8OTi-XLR8-Gaming-OC/183489996549?epid=874759091&hash=item2ab8db2705:g:Vr8AAOSwDJNbtNN3:rk:2:pf:0&LH_BIN=1#viTabs_0

 

Found it.  Yeah it was mined-on for 6-8 months but if listing is accurate it was not abused at all (and about 90% of those cards on eBay were mined on anyway, it doesn't bother me, I bought a GTX 1070 Ti that was mined-on for around $299 and it was a great deal).

 

 

Here are the other listings, note that due to poor eBay filtering a non-Ti variant (regular GTX 1080) may slip in there, but that's how I found the link above:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=gtx+1080&_sacat=27386&LH_TitleDesc=0&_fsrp=1&_udlo=110&_sop=15&LH_BIN=1&_oaa=1&rt=nc&Chipset%2FGPU%20Model=NVIDIA%20GeForce%20GTX%201080%20Ti&_dcat=27386

the use of non stock photos inspires confidence

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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2 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

the use of non stock photos inspires confidence

yep i sell a lot on ebay and this is how i stand out vs sketch sellers

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39 minutes ago, MechaToaster said:

Do you have any specific brands or specific cards in mind?

RTX cards of the same GPU are largely the same in performance and cooling, just apply the "no blower" rule. 1070ti has more difference between cards, so don't get blowers or Zotac cards (Zotac did badly in VRM temperature on high end 10 series cards). As for brand, EVGA's the usual choice for the best in class customer service.

 

As for Vega 56 and Vega 64, avoiding blowers are a must unless you plan on modding the cooler anyway. In performance the Asus Strix, Sapphire Nitro+ and Powercolor Red Devil are all up there. Gigabyte's cooler doesnt work that well, so is XFX's double dissipation, while MSI only sell blowers. As for customer service, Sapphire and XFX do best, Powercolor the worst.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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50 minutes ago, kb5zue said:

What are the specs on the rest of your system?  Do you use your system for work?  Do you play games on your system?  How old is the system, what GPU are you using now?  With the answers to questions like these, I believe the people of LTT can give you a better, more knowledgeable answer.

I'll be running a i5-9600K with the ROG Z390-E, it will be used for gaming at 1440p and streaming.

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With the current deals on 1070s for about 300 to 350 they are great cards for the price. I just bought one for a different build and it works great but not the best for 1440. If you have a gsync monitor, I would get that. If not, go with the Vega 64. It is a shame that there Vega cards at that price are all blower style coolers.

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I am looking for a 1080 in this price range but have received no communication from the seller plus the use of stock photos it's kinda sketchy

 

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23 hours ago, MechaToaster said:

I am looking for a 1080 in this price range but have received no communication from the seller plus the use of stock photos it's kinda sketchy

 

The listing I linked (with not-stock photos) that you could have bought sold out.  Not sure which "seller" you're talking about, but there are plenty of fish in the sea on ebay.  A good deal on a GTX 1070Ti or 1080 is likely best bang/buck for 1440p gaming, unless you pony up to about $540 for a 1080 Ti.  

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