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Hi, 

Im currently looking to build a system (in the UK) for a total of £550 and have come to the conclusion that buying a used GPU will, most likely, provide the best performance in this budget. 

 

The current parts list is as follows, 

Note : I have a Samsung 860 evo 500gb already

 

The current used market on ebay (would prefer to use ebay due to buyer protection) has EVGA GTX 1070s for roughly £100 - £125. Is it worth the money considering it is a used card / older architecture? Any recommendations are welcome :D 

 

Thanks, 

Lex

 

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Yeah go ahead and buy that.

What you doing with it anyways?

 

5 minutes ago, Alexander Underwood said:

provide the best performance in this budget. 

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and then they get bid up last minute, don't they?

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1 minute ago, LOST TALE said:

and then they get bid up last minute, don't they?

Depends, sometimes they do. Sometimes the seller will get his friends account to bid up the price too.

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1070's still go for 200-230 USD
The cheapest they've got for recently is 162 on ebay.

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Just now, Alexander Underwood said:

Well, 

 

Cad, mid tier use of the adobe suite and gaming at high 1080p on modern titles 60fps + 

 

And then this shall be donated to my mother :D, my main build will be something along the lines of - 

 

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7 minutes ago, LOST TALE said:

and then they get bid up last minute, don't they?

Shockingly not, most of the bids will have someone attempt to snipe it by £2 or so hence the price bracket being £100 - £125

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A used GTX 1070 is still a decent enough card.  I had no problems running 60fps on about everything I could throw at it at 1080p.  Granted, I don't game a whole lot so I could be wrong.  But the little I do play, no problems.  

Though I just upgraded yesterday to the RTX 2070 super.  Not that I really needed too.  But, I had a few extra dollars sitting around.  :)

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I use a 980 Ti (I bought it used), which is basically a 1070 with a much higher TDP. The 1660 Super is also about the same performance, and I'm planning it for an upcoming build. It's great.

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1070ti's aren't going for much more than 1070's are and offer a nice bump in performance. It's like people forgot they exist or something. There's also the Vega 56 if you don't mind AMD.

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Used would definitely net you a better card for the money, I'd also take a look over on the Reddit Hardware Swap. Cards go super cheap there all the time.

 

2 hours ago, LOST TALE said:

and then they get bid up last minute, don't they?

Not always.

2 hours ago, Ashiella said:

1070's still go for 200-230 USD
The cheapest they've got for recently is 162 on ebay.

You can snag them for far less if you have a bit of patience. I've seen 1070 TI's sell for low 200's.

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2 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Used would definitely net you a better card for the money, I'd also take a look over on the Reddit Hardware Swap. Cards go super cheap there all the time.

 

Not always.

You can snag them for far less if you have a bit of patience. I've seen 1070 TI's sell for low 200's.

Yeah, I know. A friend of mine got two 1070's for $175 in perfect condition. I'm just going based of what you can get right now

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1 minute ago, Ashiella said:

Yeah, I know. A friend of mine got two 1070's for $175 in perfect condition. I'm just going based of what you can get right now

Yeah, just the way you worded it made it seem otherwise. I've picked up several for around $100. Several more in complete systems costing $400ish.

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Just now, dizmo said:

Yeah, just the way you worded it made it seem otherwise. I've picked up several for around $100. Several more in complete systems costing $400ish.

my bad :(

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