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what card for a budget build 500-550?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Brandon0203, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Brandon0203

    Brandon0203 New Member

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    I've been looking at what cards to get and I'm not sure on which is best for a budget build, any opinions or recommendations??
     
  2. Djolovicl

    Djolovicl eTeknix Janitor Forum Mod

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    One mans budget build is another mans dream build, so... Nvidia GTX 970. Its almost as cheap as Nvidia's 1060 but it will outperform it in 99% of the cases.
     
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    Go for a rx 480 4gb / 8gb variant, depending on what better deal you might get
     
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    for a build in that price range, you'd be looking for used gtx 970 or RX 480
     
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    Wasn't the gtx 1060 6gb supposed to be between the 970 and the 980 in performance? Does the 256bit memory bus add that much in games over the 192bit, that the 970 outperforms the 1060?
     
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    RX 480 definitely
     
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    XFX RX 480
     
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    RX 470 4gb or 8gb
     
  9. llamaalarmallama

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    second hand market an option? 980ti might just about slot in there (could be found for... £220ish, couple it with similar era overclocking friendly parts and you'd have a rig that would easily be on the heels of much more modern setups).
     
  10. dairem

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    I've seen couple of builds doing good with RX 480
     

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