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Which RX card is worth the money?

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I'm looking to get one of these cards before the sale ends, but I'm not quite sure which is worth the money. I don't play any super demanding games and might do some VR stuff. Was thinking about going with the 8GB Rx 570, but I don't want to make the wrong purchase. Thanks!

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First 8GB RX 580 is a steal. 

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MSI Armour cards are garbage, get the Sapphire card (I had one and it was a great cooler and very silent).

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You should be able to get an 8GB 580 for $200 or less. I’d keep looking. PCPP should help you out with finding some deals

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5 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

MSI Armour cards are garbage, get the Sapphire card (I had one and it was a great cooler and very silent).

What makes it garbage exactly?

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1 minute ago, Coriander said:

What makes it garbage exactly?

The cooler. It’s put on every card, low to high end and it’s not good enough for high end cards (loud, hot). However on something like a 580, it’s probably fine. But I would still read reviews first

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1 minute ago, Coriander said:

What makes it garbage exactly?

The thermals, noise levels, customer service, bad overclocking, etc.

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55 minutes ago, Coriander said:

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the rumor is that msi pre-bin their cards and put them into series, armor iirc are the lowest bins (are there no other brands at that price range)? Though Sapphire isn't much better, as i've had multiple sapphire cards just die on me within a year of use, this was way back in the days though.

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I'd take the RX 580 Armor 8gb card (The first one). 


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1 hour ago, xg32 said:

the rumor is that msi pre-bin their cards and put them into series, armor iirc are the lowest bins (are there no other brands at that price range)? Though Sapphire isn't much better, as i've had multiple sapphire cards just die on me within a year of use, this was way back in the days though.

There are some other brands with the same, if not lower prices. Xfx, Asus, Asrock, Powercolor & Sapphire to name a few. I was told the Sapphire Nitro+ would be the best option, but I'm not really looking to spend that much cash right now ($280), especially when there are cheaper 580s on the market.

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1 hour ago, Coriander said:

There are some other brands with the same, if not lower prices. Xfx, Asus, Asrock, Powercolor & Sapphire to name a few. I was told the Sapphire Nitro+ would be the best option, but I'm not really looking to spend that much cash right now ($280), especially when there are cheaper 580s on the market.

 

Looking just a NewEgg, you have a few other options for the RX-580 8GB.

 

Gigabyte RX-580 8GB Gaming for $199.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125962&ignorebbr=1

 

AsRock Phantom Gaming X Rx-580 8GB for $199.99 as well

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814930002&ignorebbr=1

 

 

 

There's a ASUS DUAL RX-580 8GB going for $199.99, though it is a slightly lower tier GPU cooler, compared to the ROG STriX.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126199&ignorebbr=1

 

The DUAL cooler works pretty good for the RX-580 ... unlike the MSi Armor coolers...

https://hungrygeeks.ph/asus-rx-580-dual-oc-8gb-review-mainstream-choice/

http://www.vmodtech.com/en/article/asus-radeon-rx-580-dual-8gb-review/page/3

 

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I personally love Gigabyte 570s and 580s.  Never had any issues with them.  I would take a look at Ebay.  If you don't care that they were used for mining, you can find really good deals on there.  Everyone is selling GPUs from their rigs.  I'm still mining and I recently negotiated 11 Gigabyte Aorus Rx580s 8gb for $134 each.

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I'd say the sapphire card is your best bet. Those armor cards have shit-ass cooling and will simulate wind in your ears when it gets used heavily. If you're willing to spend the $250 then just move up to the rx590 fatboy from xfx, its bundled with 3 games

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What do you guys think about these? The Rx 580 is "slightly used" and the Rx 570 is just an open box sale. Both sellers have good reviews.

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