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VR card for 500 ?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by chorse, 29 Jul 2021.

  1. chorse

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Jun 2020

    Posts: 295

    Location: Scotland

    I've had a 1060 Ti 3gb for about 6 years. I want to play some fairly undemanding PCVR games via my quest 2 and it's not quite cutting it.

    Can you recommended me a card? I have a ryzen 5 3600 cpu and 16gb of ram.

    The cards that seem to be a decent upgrade cost about 650 quid. I'm not particularly price sensitive, but RRP for these kinds of cards appears to be roughly 350.

    Does this mean I just have to wait for stock to come in, to buy sub 500?
     
  2. Jay85

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 May 2010

    Posts: 6,940

    For £500 i would try your luck at a 3070 FE card that's your best bang for buck.
     
  3. chorse

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Jun 2020

    Posts: 295

    Location: Scotland

    What does try your luck mean!?

    If I want to buy from overclockers what are my optoins, just keep random checking listings? There doesn't seem to be 'alert me when in stock' messsages.

    Does this mean no stock realisticaly expected? In which case are overclockers not allowed to raise prices to 'market' rates?

    Confused tbh!
     
  4. Jay85

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 May 2010

    Posts: 6,940

    FE cards only drop from one supplier, can't name it so you'll have to google it.

    If you want to buy from overclockers, check the forum graphics cards section. There was a recent drop with pretty good deals by Gibbo, 3060 and 3060ti's for £400ish. Lowest i've seen for a 3070 is £650 when there was a forum members deal.

    Stock drops randomly and usually without warning on ocuk, except maybe a forum thread alert. You can set to "watch forum" on different sub sections to get email alerts when someone posts a new thread, its a good way to keep upto date.
     
  5. chorse

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Jun 2020

    Posts: 295

    Location: Scotland

    Useful info, thanks a lot.
     
  6. oldestgregg

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Sep 2011

    Posts: 6,176

    Location: Durham

    Seems to be a few 3060/3060ti and 3070 drops as of late or at least compared to the last year.

    @Jay85 is right though and a 3070FE or a 3060ti is going to be your best bet really given the mark up you will pay on older second hand cards which will offer nowhere near as much value.