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GPU for £370 or less?? Help!

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Hi all.

Trying to plan my first build and I am getting flustered and overwhelmed with the choice of GPU's.

I started off with the Radeon RX480 (sapphire), and am now looking at a GTX 980 TI... or a 1060... I just don't know.

As this will be my first ever build, I am completely new to this. So what the "description" says is all I have to go on. I've read a lot of reviews too but they all seem to be very broadly summed up.

Basically. If you had a budget of £370 for a GPU (not lots I know) then what would your choice be and why?

few points to make...

- I have no interest in VR
- I don't plan on gaming in 4K
- The Monitor I will be buying will most likely be a 2560x1440

Apologies for how straight forward this is... as I said, I am a complete noob.

The 3 choices I have so far are;

My basket at Overclockers UK:

Total: £989.93
(includes shipping: £0.00)
 
Soldato
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Of what relevance is the fact that you wouldn't want to spend more than £250 when the OP's budget is £370?

The short answer: None.

Yes there is. Save some money, buy a cheaper card, that'll last a few years anyway. Buy replacement when it's incapable of playing at decent framerate.

You can overspend on a PC, when you don't need to.
 
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Neither of the GPU's you mentioned are capable of running most modern AAA games on maximum or even high settings in 1440P. Why settle for a sub par experience when your budget allows for more?
 
Soldato
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Another option is to use a lower resoultion ie 1080 that way you could get away with a more affordable card. Either use a lower resolution monitor, or scale up.

Just because there is UHD doesn't mean you need it otherwise just chasing high end.
 
Caporegime
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This thread isn't about you, the OP doesn't want to play in 1080P.

If you can't afford a GTX1070 and a 1440P display then that is unfortunate, but it is of no relevance whatsoever! :confused:

1440P is also not UHD, 2160P is UHD, 1440P is QHD, and don't even get me started on the comment EvilAkuma just made, I don't know where to start...

I think we need to vet these newbs before allowing them in the hardware section to post 'advice'... :p
 
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