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So... GPUs in 2021. Is it really doom and gloom? (New builder)

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I've been reading a lot about the GPU sitch lately and it looks as if I'm going to struggle to get the card I want for my first PC build. I was looking at the 3050/3060/3060ti with my Ryzen 3600 build(Omen x25f monitor mostly for Overwatch)... alas, it all reads a bit bleak.

SO. I currently have a GTX 650ti BOOST... any suggestions for a reasonably priced (<£200) upgrade on this to get me through this year of *****? Is it even worth upgrading? Or should I just carry the 650ti BOOST into my new build for the time being?

Cheers!
 
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I bought a 1080 to tide me over until I can get one of the new ones. All depends on how desperate you are for a new graphics card.

Alternatively setup the discord / twitter stock checker bots and they'll alert you when cards are in stock.
 
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If you are lucky, you may find a used 1660 super for sale which will help you run games like overwatch at 144fps on 1080p/1440p.

If not then try a 1650 or a used 1070
 
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Thanks guys. Definitely need an upgrade fairly soon.

1660 Super was top of my list before the latest gen turned my head so I'm gonna hunt one down... but even on eBay they're £250>. If not, the 1070/1080 looks decent for the time being.

Crazy times.
 
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If you are lucky, you may find a used 1660 super for sale which will help you run games like overwatch at 144fps on 1080p/1440p.

If not then try a 1650 or a used 1070

Maybe should have added a bit more info thinking about it...
I'm hoping to reach a consistent 240fps with OW, but in medium/low settings (Omen x 25f, 1080p, 24.5"). Would the 1660s hit that or would i definitely need a 1070/1080?

Overkill perhaps, but it's my main game...
 
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Wait for end of Feb when new cards release, there will be a glut of cards to come along with it and that will be your main chance to snag one at a reasonable price.
 
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When a new RX 580 is £300 then times are very dire.

Honestly wouldn't bother right now, use your 650ti and stick to games it can play. You'll be paying over double and handing money over to people taking advantage of the situation.
 
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Kinda glad i got my Vega64 for £120 in Apr last year. Seems like a complete bargain now.
 
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Kinda glad i got my Vega64 for £120 in Apr last year. Seems like a complete bargain now.
That is a steal!!
But yea I'd hold out for now.. I wouldn't hand my money over to anyone or retailer that is taking the mick. If stock levels allow it I think for £299 the 12gb 3060 will be a good buy!

Just looking at 3060 Ti benchmarks.. I'm expecting the 3060 to be +/- 5% of the 2070 super which honestly isn't a horrible place to be a £299 and not a penny more. That's basically a 1080 Ti with an extra 1gb Vram so matching the £1200 Titan Xp.. again not a bad place to be and with it being optimised for new games will be great upto 1440p whilst having a decent go at 4k
 
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Any 1xxx series card is more than adequate for Overwatch. And, most likely, for the upcoming Overwatch 2 as well.
 
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Thanks guys, really appreciate the input!

I'm gonna go ahead and order the rest of the build on Monday and stick my 650ti BOOST in for the time being. I'll keep an eye on 1070/1080s on eBay/Gumtree in case I can find something that isn't a rip-off, also keeping end of Feb (3060 would be grand, ti even better) in mind before I buy anything. What a **** show...

I got this ready to go:
Ryzen 3600 - £179
MSI B450 Tomahawk Max - £90
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 - £88
Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME - £91
Asus TUF Gaming GT501 ATX case (yeah, I know... :D) - £130
Omen X 25f - £300

Plus £40 shipping.

I'll use the Ryzen stock cooler and already have a Corsair rx650 from my current tree trunk. Looking forward to building!
 
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