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GPU Advice

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by koszmar3k, 21 Jul 2021.

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  1. koszmar3k

    Associate

    Joined: 21 Jul 2021

    Posts: 4

    Location: United Kingdom

    So my patience is wearing thin and I'm looking to buy a placeholder GPU which is gonna be slightly better than what I have since I cancelled my 3080 order like an idiot :D.

    My current Specs:
    CPU - Ryzen 5800x (NHD15 cooler)
    PSU - Corsair RM850x
    MB - MSI 570x Tomahawk wifi
    GPU - GTX 745
    Case - Phanteks P500a

    My thoughts are getting a 1050ti at £160. There is plenty of space in the case so anything fits. I was looking to get 1650 super at £150 before the shortages and before I built this system but I can't find one anywhere close to this price since.

    What do you guys recommend in the £200 range as a placeholder? Do you have any advice on getting a 3080 at reasonable price? (keeping the competitor rules in mind)
     
  2. ASMB

    Hitman

    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 765

    In part it depends what you play, a new 1030 GDDR5 is about £85 and plays undemanding games like the Sims. You could go the 2nd hand route and buy a 970 from the chain that gives a 2 year warranty, it is around £165 with better performance than the 1050ti. I would then just keep waiting for prices to drop, obviously best prices for a Nvidia 3080 is a founders edition if you manage to get one after setting up an alert
     
  3. koszmar3k

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    Joined: 21 Jul 2021

    Posts: 4

    Location: United Kingdom

    I play things like Black Desert online and plan to play New World after beta. Second hand 970 does sound nice.
     
  4. Benass

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Mar 2011

    Posts: 626

    There is 1080 for 250£ might Be reasonable.
     
  5. koszmar3k

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    Joined: 21 Jul 2021

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    Location: United Kingdom

    Yeah this might last me until the whole shortage bows over. The whole no competitor talk rule is tedious though. :D
     
  6. oldestgregg

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Sep 2011

    Posts: 6,238

    Location: Durham

    You are on an online retailers forums. Its to be expected as they dont want to be promoting other retailers.
     
  7. HangTime

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  8. koszmar3k

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    Joined: 21 Jul 2021

    Posts: 4

    Location: United Kingdom

    I agree, this card is a beast considering how old it is. Even re-pasted it recently gave me a nice boost but unfortunately it is getting a bit to weak for the things I play. Black Desert has a feature that lets you put it away in a tray and consume less resources while you complete afk tasks. I often like to leave it in the tray and do its thing and it's limiting its performance further. Even Black desert itself runs at 17 fps during combat with absolutelowest settings.