Need new video card for older computer.... Please help...

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by nyrmetros, May 30, 2020.

  1. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Master Guru

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    I currently have

    Haf X
    Win 10
    Intel 3570k
    Asus P8 Z77 V Pro mobo
    Corsair ddr3 1600 16gb ram
    Corsair H80
    Evga 480
    Seasonic 760 PSU
    Intel 320 ssd 120gb (boot drive)
    WD 1tb black 7200 rpm (programs and games)
    WD 1tb green 7200 rpm (multimedia

    The evga 480 has finally died. I am not looking to spend more than $250 including tax and shipping for a new card. Any suggestions? I have been looking at the nvidia 1660 super graphics card series as an option. What do ya'll think?

    Was looking at this Asus model
    ASUS TUF Gaming X3 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER DirectX 12 TUF 3-GTX1660S-O6G-GAMING 6
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/293570047647


    But very open to other brands and models.
     
  2. Mda400

    Mda400 Master Guru

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    For that price and what is currently available during the pandemic, a 1660 super or RX 5600 XT (if you can find used and barely abused) would be the ones to look at.

    That ebay listing looks to have run out of stock, but any one that you can find with at least a dual-fan aftermarket cooler should do you well.

    Brands I personally look at for an Nvidia graphics card would be EVGA, Asus, or MSI.

    For AMD graphics cards - Powercolor, Sapphire, or MSI.
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    nyrmetros Master Guru

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    Thank you for the reply. Every 1660 super graphics card I was looking at has gone out of stock. Lol. Just confused by how many different skus each manufacturer makes of the same model card.
     

  5. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Master Guru

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    That seems very nice. How much does that model typically sell for?
     
  6. cryohellinc

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    At the local market you can find it at ~30 EUR cheaper in comparison to ASUS cards. Performs as good or better. It's simple and has good cooling.
    Also, it's super easy to take apart and repaste.
     
  7. Undying

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    Grab a rx580 8gb at 170$, it should be good alternative if there is no 1660's in stock.
     
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    Hi @nyrmetros .

    Then you will need to spend some more bucks....:)
     

  11. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Master Guru

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    Hmmmm..... I see....
     
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    Have there been any good deals on the 1660 super lately?
     
  13. Undying

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    you should be checking your local stores for good deals.
     
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    nyrmetros Master Guru

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    I have but my local Microcenters are all sold out out 1660 super cards. Also they have not advertised any sales on them.
     
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    Are you specifically looking for 1660super? Maybe there is a good deals on on some other cards. Also, there are used 1070's around 200$.
     

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    You could get an EVGA RTX 2060 KO for a couple bucks more and be set for a while.Best gaming card I ever bought.
     

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