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1 hour ago, KaitouX said:

5600XT Sapphire Pulse or the Gigabyte Gaming OC(the model names are links to the respective PCPP pages)

If you/your nephew value a cooler and quieter operation I recommend the models that I linked. Otherwise go with the cheapest 5600XT(which is the Asrock one), for most people the Asrock would probably be good enough. I would avoid the Mech OC unless it was cheaper than the Asrock, for that price go for the Pulse or Gaming OC linked in the quote.

Hello guys my nephews birthday is in a couple days and I'm trying to find the best graphics card for under $300 for gaming at 1080p. Could you all help me out I've never bought a graphics card for anybody else especially someone younger(12 years). I am pairing this with older hardware I already have i7-4790K.

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1 minute ago, dlevy129 said:

Hello guys my nephews birthday is in a couple days and I'm trying to find the best graphics card for under $300 for gaming at 1080p. Could you all help me out I've never bought a graphics card for anybody else especially someone younger.

For 1080p, the 5600xt video would be a good one to check: 

Does some talk with the 2060 as well.

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4 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

Hello guys my nephews birthday is in a couple days and I'm trying to find the best graphics card for under $300 for gaming at 1080p. Could you all help me out I've never bought a graphics card for anybody else especially someone younger.

the GTX 1660 SUPER Is a good option, most cards that are at least dual fan made by Giabyte, EVGA, MSI, Zotac, Or asus Should be perfectly fine, but be aware of used or suspiciously priced cards, especially by companies not listed above (I might have missed one or two, though). The card should range from $230-260 in pricing, don't buy anything over $260 USD, It's probably a bad deal. On the Other hand, You could go with the EVGA RTX 2060 KO, which should be $299.99 or $300 on the dot, but I'm unaware of availibility/pricing right now. Finally, you can try picking up a RX 5600XT from AMD, but prices on that have been everywhere, and some have made valid points against it, even now. Either way, all three cards should be totally fine, but for your nephew, I'd say Nvidia is slightly mroe streamlined in what they do. 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
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CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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7 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

Hello guys my nephews birthday is in a couple days and I'm trying to find the best graphics card for under $300 for gaming at 1080p. Could you all help me out I've never bought a graphics card for anybody else especially someone younger(12 years). I am pairing this with older hardware I already have i7-4790K.

5600 XT or an RX 5700 on sale

 

Really though a used $100 RX 470-580 8GB or an RX 590 would be plenty. could just buy a nice headset/mouse/keyboard with the rest, or a 1080p 144hz monitor

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Starelementpoke said:

For 1080p, the 5600xt video would be a good one to check: 

Does some talk with the 2060 as well.

I updated the post does this still apply?

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2 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

the GTX 1660 SUPER Is a good option, most cards that are at least dual fan made by Giabyte, EVGA, MSI, Zotac, Or asus Should be perfectly fine, but be aware of used or suspiciously priced cards, especially by companies not listed above (I might have missed one or two, though). The card should range from $230-260 in pricing, don't buy anything over $260 USD, It's probably a bad deal. On the Other hand, You could go with the EVGA RTX 2060 KO, which should be $299.99 or $300 on the dot, but I'm unaware of availibility/pricing right now.  

I updated the post does this still apply?

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Just now, dlevy129 said:

I updated the post does this still apply?

Yes. It should work fine with that CPU, just make sure you have the proper power connectors for it. Again, perhaps I would reccomened Nvidia over AMD just because they're slightly more streamlined overall. 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

Motherboard Tier List                   How many watts do I need?
Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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3 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

I updated the post does this still apply?

Yes

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3 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

I updated the post does this still apply?

What kind of power supply is in the system?

 

 

1 minute ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

Yes. It should work fine with that CPU, just make sure you have the proper power connectors for it. Again, perhaps I would reccomened Nvidia over AMD just because they're slightly more streamlined overall. 

AMD has more driver features available currently.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

the GTX 1660 SUPER Is a good option, most cards that are at least dual fan made by Giabyte, EVGA, MSI, Zotac, Or asus Should be perfectly fine, but be aware of used or suspiciously priced cards, especially by companies not listed above (I might have missed one or two, though). The card should range from $230-260 in pricing, don't buy anything over $260 USD, It's probably a bad deal. On the Other hand, You could go with the EVGA RTX 2060 KO, which should be $299.99 or $300 on the dot, but I'm unaware of availibility/pricing right now. Finally, you can try picking up a RX 5600XT from AMD, but prices on that have been everywhere, and some have made valid points against it, even now. Either way, all three cards should be totally fine, but for your nephew, I'd say Nvidia is slightly mroe streamlined in what they do. 

Taking note thank you.

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2 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

Taking note thank you.

Do NOT buy the 2060 KO. The cooler is shit and the card runs hot. Not to mention the 5600 XT delivers the same performance for cheaper.

The 1660 Super is also a bad choice. It's nowhere near as good as the 1660 Ti and it's almost the same price. The 1660 Super is basically a 1660 with G6 memory. Avoid it. It's overpriced.

Your primary choice should be the 5600 XT. There is no such thing as "streamliner". These are GPUs - they do the same work and there's no two ways about it. If the 5600 XT is not available, then the 1660 Ti is the second option. It's about 20% slower than the XT but not as absurdly priced as the overheating 2060 KO or the 1660 Super.

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20 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

Yes. It should work fine with that CPU, just make sure you have the proper power connectors for it. Again, perhaps I would reccomened Nvidia over AMD just because they're slightly more streamlined overall. 

This is a flat out lie as there is NO SUCH THING as streamlined vs non-streamlined cards.
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Cards are not gases or liquids. If you were trying to say efficient, then you'd also be wrong as the 5600 XT uses the same power as a 2060 and gives you the same performance. In any case, your statement holds no merit.

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23 minutes ago, Not Wills said:

You are hooking your nephew up! I think he will be over the moon.

I wanna make up for not being able to give him presents for his birthday's all these years I've been going through some money issues up until this year. after all he is my only nephew

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23 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

Yes. It should work fine with that CPU, just make sure you have the proper power connectors for it. Again, perhaps I would reccomened Nvidia over AMD just because they're slightly more streamlined overall. 

Thank You.

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2 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

This is a flat out lie as there is NO SUCH THING as streamlined vs non-streamlined cards.
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Cards are not gases or liquids. If you were trying to say efficient, then you'd also be wrong as the 5600 XT uses the same power as a 2060 and gives you the same performance. In any case, your statement holds no merit.

no negativity please

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25 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

What kind of power supply is in the system?

 

 

AMD has more driver features available currently.

Well am I have to get a new power supply because the one that is in my old system I think doesn't have a 80 plus rating and is only 400 Watt its antec. He's only 12 I don't think features matter thank you for this though

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2 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

Well am I have to get a new power supply because the one that is in my old system I think doesn't have a 80 plus rating and is only 400 Watt its antec. He's only 12 I don't think features matter thank you for this though

It's mostly just bonus features like potentially getting higher frame rates with adaptive resolutions, or having the GPU run quieter with GPU chill

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

It's mostly just bonus features like potentially getting higher frame rates with adaptive resolutions, or having the GPU run quieter with GPU chill

Noted

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1 hour ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

the GTX 1660 SUPER Is a good option, most cards that are at least dual fan made by Giabyte, EVGA, MSI, Zotac, Or asus Should be perfectly fine, but be aware of used or suspiciously priced cards, especially by companies not listed above (I might have missed one or two, though). The card should range from $230-260 in pricing, don't buy anything over $260 USD, It's probably a bad deal. On the Other hand, You could go with the EVGA RTX 2060 KO, which should be $299.99 or $300 on the dot, but I'm unaware of availibility/pricing right now. Finally, you can try picking up a RX 5600XT from AMD, but prices on that have been everywhere, and some have made valid points against it, even now. Either way, all three cards should be totally fine, but for your nephew, I'd say Nvidia is slightly mroe streamlined in what they do. 

 

1 hour ago, Not Wills said:

if you have time to get a gtx 970 or above or a gtx 1060 or above the works

 

1 hour ago, Streetguru said:

5600 XT or an RX 5700 on sale

 

Really though a used $100 RX 470-580 8GB or an RX 590 would be plenty. could just buy a nice headset/mouse/keyboard with the rest, or a 1080p 144hz monitor

 

1 hour ago, Starelementpoke said:

For 1080p, the 5600xt video would be a good one to check: 

Does some talk with the 2060 as well.

 

30 minutes ago, xg32 said:

thank you so much for your help guys. This has got to be the best tech forum that I've ever posted to, you all literally came in clutch in under 30 minutes after I posted. I would have never got this many replies on the other regulars. This makes me really happy because Ive been out of the gaming community for a minute(4 years) and I have IT job. I don't have the time to research this and you all made it so easy for me thank you. So for a final consensus I want to go with the 1660ti or super paired with the 4790k what are you guys thoughts? Any bottlenecking?

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37 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

The 1660 Super is also a bad choice. It's nowhere near as good as the 1660 Ti and it's almost the same price. The 1660 Super is basically a 1660 with G6 memory. Avoid it. It's overpriced.

Maybe you're confusing something because the cheapest dual fan 1660 Super is $230 on PCPP and the cheapest 1660 Ti is $280. Also the performance difference seems to be around 5% at best. If anything the 1660 Ti is the overpriced one.

 

On topic: I personally would recommend the 5600XT Sapphire Pulse or the Gigabyte Gaming OC(the model names are links to the respective PCPP pages) if the intention is to stay between $250 and $300.

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2 minutes ago, KaitouX said:

Maybe you're confusing something because the cheapest dual fan 1660 Super is $230 on PCPP and the cheapest 1660 Ti is $280. Also the performance difference seems to be around 5% at best. If anything the 1660 Ti is the overpriced one.

 

On topic: I personally would recommend the 5600XT Sapphire Pulse or the Gigabyte Gaming OC(the model names are links to the respective PCPP pages) if the intention is to stay between $250 and $300.

so super?

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1 minute ago, dlevy129 said:

so super?

5600XT, the 1660 Super still worse value than the 5600XT. In case you need a cheaper GPU then yeah probably the 1660 Super would be the best GPU under $250, but for more than $250 you should probably go with the 5600XT.

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18 minutes ago, dlevy129 said:

so super?

The 5600 XT is as fast as the 2060 in games

 

though you missed the $250 sales by a few weeks

 

Otherwise the best value in the nvidia stack is like the 1660 Super, but whichever has 2 fans and/or looks like it has the biggest cooler for the lowest price

The 5600XT being like 10-15% faster than the 1660 super.
 

 

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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