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Looking for cheap but powerful Graphics Cards.

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So the other day I asked the forums if it was a good idea to play VR using a crappy computer. (Check my PC specs in my profile) And I was wondering if I could get a decent and cheap graphics card on my hands.

 

EDIT: I have now considered buying the GTX 1650. Thank you for all of you who tried to help!

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You either have only two choices:

 

1) Cheap

2)Powerful

 

Not both. What do you consider to be Powerful?

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1 minute ago, whm1974 said:

You either have only two choices:

 

1) Cheap

2)Powerful

 

Not both. What do you consider to be Powerful?

I guess cheap.

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Graphics card prices are pretty insane at the moment. Would you be willing to wait? If not, your best bet is probably a used Maxwell (9xx) or Pascal (10xx) card. What would your budget be?

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3 minutes ago, bellabichon said:

Graphics card prices are pretty insane at the moment. Would you be willing to wait? If not, your best bet is probably a used Maxwell (9xx) or Pascal (10xx) card. What would your budget be?

I'm on a VERY VERY tight budget. My dad said $150 max. He's gonna lower it every day until $100.

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2 minutes ago, AlecByte said:

I'm on a VERY VERY tight budget. My dad said $300 max.

Normally ~$300 will get a nice performing dGPU.

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2 minutes ago, whm1974 said:

Normally ~$300 will get a nice performing dGPU.

Well.. crap. I can't go above that.

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1 minute ago, AlecByte said:

Well.. crap. I can't go above that.

Well it's ~.

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9 minutes ago, AlecByte said:

I'm on a VERY VERY tight budget. My dad said $150 max. He's gonna lower it every day until $100.

 

$150 CURRENTLY will get you...pretty bad.

It USED to be good, like easily GTX 1070 or GTX 1080.

Now? $150 is probably a GT 1030 or GTX 1050....AND if you can find any IN STOCK / AVAILABLE.

VR is going to suck with a GT 1030 ... you'd want like GTX 1060 or better....

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Patience is your best move here. Graphics card market is the worst right now.

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26 minutes ago, whm1974 said:

You either have only two choices:

 

1) Cheap

2)Powerful

 

Not both. What do you consider to be Powerful?

That's a dirty trick question.

Cheap is out of stock and Powerful is....

 

....out of stock too. 😉

 

To the OP, if you consider going used, that might open up your options just a little...

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1 hour ago, -rascal- said:

 

$150 CURRENTLY will get you...pretty bad.

It USED to be good, like easily GTX 1070 or GTX 1080.

Now? $150 is probably a GT 1030 or GTX 1050....AND if you can find any IN STOCK / AVAILABLE.

VR is going to suck with a GT 1030 ... you'd want like GTX 1060 or better....

God damn. Okay, what about refurbished ones from like ebay?

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