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Master Geek

# 206053 8-Dec-2016 07:02
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Hello peeps, I've just recently upgraded everything but my video card, (i7 6700k, 16gb Vengance 3200, Samsung 850ssd, Asus Z170AR) now I'm looking to buy a video card, it'll be used for a bit of gaming, video editing, movies and 3 monitor out would be nice. 

I was thinking about a RX480 but I don't know which brand, Asus? Sapphire? Gigabyte?





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Ultimate Geek
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  # 1684383 8-Dec-2016 07:29
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Gtx 1060

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  # 1684397 8-Dec-2016 08:16
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If you can get a 1060 6GB in a sale somewhere then yeh, perfect. 


If not you will have to settle for a 1060 3GB or RX480. Some are arguing that the new RX480 drivers that AMD keep updating are improving the cards performance quite a bit. 


Also any of those brands you mentioned are ok, just get it from an NZ store with a warranty. There will probably be less than 1-2% difference between them performance wise. 


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  # 1684482 8-Dec-2016 10:08
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So the 1060 is a better option? The Asus one is $479 from computer long, a bit more than I want to spend but if its worth it I'll consider it. Another thing I should've mentioned, I like my PC quiet

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1684490 8-Dec-2016 10:27
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I'd go the Rx480, on release it was behind the 1060, but now matches or beats it. This seems pretty common with AMD cards, they tend to improve with age.







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Uber Geek

  # 1684491 8-Dec-2016 10:27
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i have the 960 series of this brand and i cant hear my pc even when it starts i have to check the light is on only way i can tell the PC is running.




also forgot to add it runs at 36c when just browsing and it doesnt go past 50c when gaming

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  # 1685172 9-Dec-2016 11:14
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Did they ever solve all the 480 sucking too much power and blowing up motherboards issues?

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  # 1685187 9-Dec-2016 11:24
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Did they ever solve all the 480 sucking too much power and blowing up motherboards issues?





Yeah, patched the drivers pretty as soon as this was discovered.

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