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Which graphics card should I buy? BUDGET!!

StarTheSoldier
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So, I am trying to build my first budget gaming PC. 

I looked up so many videos and forums on what graphics card should I buy but I cannot make my mind.

This is the PC parts I am planning to buy(please recommend any changes if needed):-

Already have a 500Gb HDD. 

Please provide some good suggestions.

I really wanna keep my total budget under 800-850(you can recommend changing other parts if necessary except the monitor). 

I mainly play fortnite on low 1080p. 

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change the monitor to a 1080p 60-75Hz IPS one, then add RX 580

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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3 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

change the monitor to a 1080p 60-75Hz IPS one, then add RX 580

Sorry, I should have said it before, I wanna keep the 144hz monitor. 

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If you want some good 1080p gaming, you could get a 1050 Ti or a 1060 if you feel like it. But really around that range it's better to get an AMD card because they have better value.

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3 minutes ago, StarTheSoldier said:

Will it be able to give 144fps in low settings?

That is no kind of experience to be having imo. Games look terrible on low settings and I would much rather have ultra at 60fps than low at 144. 

 

As for which card to get, you should only be looking at RX 570s and RX 580s tbh. The 1060 3GB performs worse than any 570 and any RX 580 is a better value than a 6GB 1060

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5 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

That is no kind of experience to be having imo. Games look terrible on low settings and I would much rather have ultra at 60fps than low at 144. 

 

As for which card to get, you should only be looking at RX 570s and RX 580s tbh. The 1060 3GB performs worse than any 570 and any RX 580 is a better value than a 6GB 1060

I am also confused about which brand of those graphics card is better. Can you suggest me exactly which one?

Also, what should I change in my build so I don't go over my budget?

Thank you :D

 

 

 

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Because I am used to playing on 144hz on my brother's PC I cannot play with 60hz :( So I would rather play on low settings than on low fps

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1 minute ago, StarTheSoldier said:

I am also confused about which brand of those graphics card is better. Can you suggest me exactly which one?

Also, what should I change in my build so I don't go over my budget?

Thank you :D

 

 

 

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Because I am used to playing on 144hz on my brother's PC I cannot play with 60hz :( So I would rather play on low settings than on low fps

since your based in the states you can go with evga since they have a service centre there. but any other will do. if you can splurge more go 1070

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For sure an RX 580 could handle 144 fps on low settings. But you'd at least want to turn up some of those, given that it's not that important to maintain a full 144 for the whole time. At least to me, the look of the game being better at just 20 less fps is much better than turning down the settings to get higher frames at that level. you probably couldn't tell the difference between 120 and 144 fps.

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A used 1060 6gb or a rx580. You can get a 1060 6gb pretty close to your budget these days new, but it will still go over a little.

 

The best you can do new for a full sized card is one:

Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB GT OCV1 Video Card  ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $239.99

 

You can get a EVGA mini variant for 229.99m but the full sized card is worth the 10 bucks.

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24 minutes ago, StarTheSoldier said:

I am also confused about which brand of those graphics card is better. Can you suggest me exactly which one?

Also, what should I change in my build so I don't go over my budget?

Thank you :D

 

 

 

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Because I am used to playing on 144hz on my brother's PC I cannot play with 60hz :( So I would rather play on low settings than on low fps

What games are you talking about? I'm already 80% sure I end up tellibg you to save up more money

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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6 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

What games are you talking about? I'm already 80% sure I end up tellibg you to save up more money

As I said on the post, I mainly play fortnite 

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13 minutes ago, StarTheSoldier said:

As I said on the post, I mainly play fortnite 

Only fortnite then just slap the cheapest RX 570 in there. They are like $150 I think

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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As has been said many times, the rx570 on a sale would be your best bet but a 1050 ti is also a decent card if that fits your budget better. Side note, msi has some 144hz va optix monitors that would look much better while keeping the same refresh rate you're looking for at around $200. They also have freesync so if you did get an rx series card you could take advantage of variable refresh rate. Another thing that might be worth considering is a scepter monitor. They aren't as big a company as msi but they do seem to be the top competitors in terms of price/performance. Sceptre C248B-144R is one that I found that suites your criteria for $174 with a better screen at 144hz. Just food for thought.

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