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#261861 18-Dec-2019 16:29
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So as per my other thread, I'm looking at getting the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and now want to look at my GPU

 

There's so much info out there. I game a little bit, just a way to unwind 3-4 days a week or on my days off but I love good graphics. 

 

Want a good CPU with heaps of memory to run smooth but also want a good video card without breaking the bank!

 

For starters, I see the GTX1660 in a lot of entry level packages options, any good or better getting something else?


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  #2377865 18-Dec-2019 16:31
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What monitor are you using?


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  #2377877 18-Dec-2019 17:03
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As has been said on the other threads, you need to have a use case ie. game/framerate/resolution and budget in mind before anyone can tell you what is better.

 

Otherwise I can just tell you you should get a RTX2080Ti.


 
 
 
 




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  #2377879 18-Dec-2019 17:06
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ShinyChrome:

 

As has been said on the other threads, you need to have a use case ie. game/framerate/resolution and budget in mind before anyone can tell you what is better.

 

Otherwise I can just tell you you should get a RTX2080Ti.

 

 

Others have helped heaps and you can say that if you like, if you think that's the best value for money for a casual gamer who wants good graphics. 

 

 

 

I don't know my budget. If you've read my other posts you'll know what games I use and unsure on resolution or framerate


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  #2377882 18-Dec-2019 17:11
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You still haven't given us any idea what monitor\resolution and\or the sort of games you'll be looking to play which makes it hard to recommend something sensible. 





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  #2377883 18-Dec-2019 17:13
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kiwis:

ShinyChrome:


As has been said on the other threads, you need to have a use case ie. game/framerate/resolution and budget in mind before anyone can tell you what is better.


Otherwise I can just tell you you should get a RTX2080Ti.



Others have helped heaps and you can say that if you like, if you think that's the best value for money for a casual gamer who wants good graphics. 


 


I don't know my budget. If you've read my other posts you'll know what games I use and unsure on resolution or framerate


I know, I was one of those people who was trying to help you in the previous thread. Which I'm not sure why you need to spawn a bunch of new ones when there was plenty of good advice in the original.

That aside, it is hard to give you a better recommendation than the ones you already have when we don't know those details. Better is a subjective term based on your particular use case.

What monitor are you going to be using it with?



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  #2377884 18-Dec-2019 17:19
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ShinyChrome:
kiwis:

 

ShinyChrome:

 

 

 

As has been said on the other threads, you need to have a use case ie. game/framerate/resolution and budget in mind before anyone can tell you what is better.

 

 

 

Otherwise I can just tell you you should get a RTX2080Ti.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others have helped heaps and you can say that if you like, if you think that's the best value for money for a casual gamer who wants good graphics. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't know my budget. If you've read my other posts you'll know what games I use and unsure on resolution or framerate

 


I know, I was one of those people who was trying to help you in the previous thread. Which I'm not sure why you need to spawn a bunch of new ones when there was plenty of good advice in the original.

That aside, it is hard to give you a better recommendation than the ones you already have when we don't know those details. Better is a subjective term based on your particular use case.

What monitor are you going to be using it with?

 

 

 

It's all good, getting help on another forum.

 

cheers


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  #2377890 18-Dec-2019 17:32
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I'd go with two water cooled RTX 2080ti's running in SLI 

 

 

 

you'll get the best graphics and FPS on a 144hz 4K monitor 


 
 
 
 


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  #2377892 18-Dec-2019 17:50
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Dial111:

 

I'd go with two water cooled RTX 2080ti's running in SLI 

 

 

 

you'll get the best graphics and FPS on a 144hz 4K monitor 

 

 

But will it run Quake II w/ RT?


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  #2377895 18-Dec-2019 17:58
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ShinyChrome:

But will it run Quake II w/ RT?



Loving those maps with mirrors, finally could see my multi-polygon muscular body on screen.




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  #2377897 18-Dec-2019 18:05
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ShinyChrome:

 

But will it run Quake II w/ RT?

 

 

Only when paired with a 3rd gen Threadripper unfortunately. Crysis with RT @ 300fps is butter though


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  #2377901 18-Dec-2019 18:17
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Dial111:

 

Only when paired with a 3rd gen Threadripper unfortunately. Crysis with RT @ 300fps is butter though

 

 

Maybe it can run the new COD:MW though, I want to make sure it is at native frame rate so there is no tearing between my visual sensors and processing center


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  #2377930 18-Dec-2019 19:20
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These replies are seriously unhelpful. Yeah he could have provided a bit more information but it's not hard to make a basic recommendation. Here you go:

 

  • 1080p High: 1650 Super/5500 XT 4GB ($350)
  • 1080p Ultra: 1660 Super ($450)
  • 1440p High: 5700 ($650)
  • 1440p Ultra: 5700XT ($750)
  • 4K High: 2070 Super ($900)
  • 4K Ultra: 2080 Super/2080 Ti ($1300-2000)

If you want 120/144fps then you should probably jump a full two classes up.


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  #2377957 18-Dec-2019 19:39
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allio:

 

These replies are seriously unhelpful. Yeah he could have provided a bit more information but it's not hard to make a basic recommendation. Here you go:

 

  • 1080p High: 1650 Super/5500 XT 4GB ($350)
  • 1080p Ultra: 1660 Super ($450)
  • 1440p High: 5700 ($650)
  • 1440p Ultra: 5700XT ($750)
  • 4K High: 2070 Super ($900)
  • 4K Ultra: 2080 Super/2080 Ti ($1300-2000)

If you want 120/144fps then you should probably jump a full two classes up.

 

 

They weren't intended to be, as the OP decided to abandon this thread after brushing off a few reasonable questions and leave a response implying they were going to another forum that was more helpful. There were more than a few helpful suggestions in this thread and I am not sure why they needed to start 2 new threads.

 

While I will give you eKudos for taking the time to put together this list, it's nothing a quick read through a few easily searchable guides/reviews won't tell you. Apologies if my desire to cut to the meat of the matter comes off as abrasive.


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  #2377967 18-Dec-2019 20:03
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ShinyChrome:

 

They weren't intended to be, as the OP decided to abandon this thread after brushing off a few reasonable questions and leave a response implying they were going to another forum that was more helpful. There were more than a few helpful suggestions in this thread and I am not sure why they needed to start 2 new threads.

 

While I will give you eKudos for taking the time to put together this list, it's nothing a quick read through a few easily searchable guides/reviews won't tell you. Apologies if my desire to cut to the meat of the matter comes off as abrasive.

 

 

Fair enough, wouldn't have bothered had I seen his other thread. Hope someone other than the OP gets some value out of it.




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  #2377993 18-Dec-2019 20:39
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ShinyChrome:

 

allio:

 

These replies are seriously unhelpful. Yeah he could have provided a bit more information but it's not hard to make a basic recommendation. Here you go:

 

  • 1080p High: 1650 Super/5500 XT 4GB ($350)
  • 1080p Ultra: 1660 Super ($450)
  • 1440p High: 5700 ($650)
  • 1440p Ultra: 5700XT ($750)
  • 4K High: 2070 Super ($900)
  • 4K Ultra: 2080 Super/2080 Ti ($1300-2000)

If you want 120/144fps then you should probably jump a full two classes up.

 

 

They weren't intended to be, as the OP decided to abandon this thread after brushing off a few reasonable questions and leave a response implying they were going to another forum that was more helpful. There were more than a few helpful suggestions in this thread and I am not sure why they needed to start 2 new threads.

 

While I will give you eKudos for taking the time to put together this list, it's nothing a quick read through a few easily searchable guides/reviews won't tell you. Apologies if my desire to cut to the meat of the matter comes off as abrasive.

 

 

If you're interested in "helping" people, have a look at your approach. Maybe I didn't provide what you or others may want or need in my original post? maybe I didn't know this.

 

As I said, I got what I needed elsewhere, these forums are still awesome but my advice to you is, if you're here to help or want to help people the key is understanding and communicating at their level not expecting them to be at yours others they actually wouldn't be asking.

 

Have a good night


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