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Topic # 239708 31-Jul-2018 13:00
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Hi Guys, had some fantastic help on here in the past, and hoping for some more help. 

 

I built my son a pc with help from parts the wonderful community here have helped supply and it was going well until the weekend when the PSU blew out taking the Motherboard.

 

I have found him a I7-3770 based machine on tradme for crazy cheap money but figure he could use a GPU upgrade as all he wants to do is play Fortnite and his birthday is in august so perfect timing.

 

I looked on trademe but some of the prices are crazy, I can get really cheap GTX950/960 and even 1050ti from AliExpress but I don't think they would arrive in time.

 

Does anyone have a GTX760 / GTX950 or even R9 270 / HD7950 with 2GB DDR5 or similar/better they dont need just taking up space in a drawer ?

 

Budget is $80~$100 and I am in Auckland for collection or could pay some freight (in budget)

 

Thanks in advance for reading this.


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  Reply # 2065660 31-Jul-2018 13:42
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Hey I realise that what I'm offering is more than the budget you have outlined but just in case you are interested:

 

I have a GTX 970 that I just listed on Trademe today for $290 reserve, if you can stretch your budget I'm happy to let it go for $275. It's a Gigabyte GTX 970 4GB Gaming G1 Rev1.1 

 

Danny


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  Reply # 2065672 31-Jul-2018 14:04
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Ive got something in my daughters old PC, was handling Overwatch reasonably well, will pull it out and check what it is tonight.

 

 





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  Reply # 2065822 31-Jul-2018 18:38
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Lolo:

 

Hey I realise that what I'm offering is more than the budget you have outlined but just in case you are interested:

 

I have a GTX 970 that I just listed on Trademe today for $290 reserve, if you can stretch your budget I'm happy to let it go for $275. It's a Gigabyte GTX 970 4GB Gaming G1 Rev1.1 

 

Danny

 

 

Thank you, but I couldnt get him something better than I have. Thats a good card and price but my wife would kill me though


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  Reply # 2065841 31-Jul-2018 19:13
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Hmm turns out the daughters old one is only 1GB..... but she was playing Fortnite and Overwatch with it on a Core 2 Quad :)

 

 

 

https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/R5670PMD1GOC.html





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  Reply # 2065846 31-Jul-2018 19:42
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i still run a 660TI(encode offload and handles output for other screens) and 770(Primary) and 3770K(a minor overclock to 4.5ghz), it preforms solidly for overwatch - locked at 144 max settings aside from AA - which i don't play fps games with anyway.

 

Fortnite i tend to sit at 100-120fps.

 

 

 

For me, i run gsync on my primary so i target hitting within the reasonable mark there.

 

 

 

 

 

I'm egarly awaiting something revolutionary to hit the market, mainly because I'm not drawn to the midrange cards anymore... i suspect it won't be till the gtx 12xx series..

 

If i start hitting fps issues, then i may accelerate my plans but, things like ram limitations and thread utilization hits me harder than gpu.. (that over 10GB chrome usage.....) 





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  Reply # 2065935 31-Jul-2018 22:16
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xpd:

 

Hmm turns out the daughters old one is only 1GB..... but she was playing Fortnite and Overwatch with it on a Core 2 Quad :)

 

https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/R5670PMD1GOC.html

 

 

5670 was good back in the day but yeah really need next level.


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  Reply # 2065980 1-Aug-2018 06:14
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There are some R9 290s on trade me right now, they ate listed as ex mining, but you could get yourself a bargain.



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  Reply # 2066053 1-Aug-2018 08:29
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throbb: There are some R9 290s on trade me right now, they ate listed as ex mining, but you could get yourself a bargain.

 

Yeah I did see them, 3 starting at $1 and have them on my watch list along with a few others, I don't mind ex-mining cards .. cheers


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  Reply # 2066103 1-Aug-2018 09:47
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I only just got an R9 280X...........  your son will be outdoing me ;)

 

Im only about 5 years behind in tech......

 

 





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  Reply # 2066123 1-Aug-2018 10:07
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I have a GTX760 I just took out of a machine (replaced with a 780).  I am in Auckland as well.  PM me if you are interested.




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  Reply # 2066609 1-Aug-2018 22:12
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timbosan:

 

I have a GTX760 I just took out of a machine (replaced with a 780).  I am in Auckland as well.  PM me if you are interested.

 

 

PM sent ... 


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  Reply # 2067313 3-Aug-2018 10:43
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I have an Sapphire HD7850 2G sitting in the box on my desk, taken out of my old gaming machine if it's of interest.




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  Reply # 2070489 9-Aug-2018 10:23
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Huge thanks to everyone who messaged me or even took the time to read this. I have a card up and running and a much happier almost 9 year old.


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