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devnulllore

HI, I have a Tuff Sabertooth Z77 MB with 2x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots. I currently have 2 GTX 650 TI Boost cards in SLI. I want to upgrade the 2 cards to one and need some good recommendations. I can't afford to upgrade my CPU or MB right now so please don't go there right now. Just recommendation on the best option for me. Forget the price for now just give me your best bet for me now.

 

Thanks!

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xendrome

Need to know current CPU and power supply.

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Jim K
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Forget the price for now just give me your best bet for me now.

RTX 2080ti

 

Really though ... a budget would be helpful (and PSU as mentioned above).  If I'm not mistaken you have a 3770k.

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3 minutes ago, xendrome said:

Need to know current CPU and power supply.

Corsair TX Series™ TX850 — 80 PLUS® Bronze Certified 850 Watt High Performance Power Supply

Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

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devnulllore
6 minutes ago, Jim K said:

RTX 2080ti

 

Really though ... a budget would be helpful (and PSU as mentioned above).  If I'm not mistaken you have a 3770k.

I think around $300 may be in my range. I think now there must be some that are MUCH better than the 650's at this point.

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Jim K

I would suggest a 1660ti for under the $300 mark.  If you can toss in another $50 you could probably get an AMD 5700

 

I wouldn't get a 1060 over the 1660ti ... about the same price but the 1660ti is stronger.

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13 minutes ago, Jim K said:

I would suggest a 1660ti for under the $300 mark.  If you can toss in another $50 you could probably get an AMD 5700

 

I wouldn't get a 1060 over the 1660ti ... about the same price but the 1660ti is stronger.

Ok I am looking at this one.

 

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=06G-P4-1267-KR

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devnulllore

I can get it from EVGA or Newegg for $309. Amazon has it for $266 but from 3rd parties so I don't want to do that. EVGA seems my best bet.

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Mockingbird

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card  ($279.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $279.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-20 12:35 EDT-0400

 

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PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB PULSE Video Card  ($309.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $309.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-20 12:36 EDT-0400

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4 minutes ago, Mockingbird said:

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card  ($279.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $279.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-20 12:35 EDT-0400

 

OR

 

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB PULSE Video Card  ($309.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $309.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-20 12:36 EDT-0400

I saw those but I'd rather stay with Nvidia and EVGA. I've used the Radeons before and was never happy with them

On the subject of video cards what temps would be considered nominal at rest and under stress for these cards? I think one of mine is running very hot for some reason

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devnulllore

I bought the GTX 1660 TI XC Ultra Gaming card. Better reviews all around

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Mindovermaster

Hallelujah...

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Jason S.

OP - congrats on the purchase. You and I have older hardware w/ more modern video cards. My CPU is a 4770k, so a bit newer than yours, but i was worried that a new GPU would be bottlenecked by the CPU. While yes, it is, it's not nearly as much as you'd think. You should have no issues w/ bottlenecking on your new GPU.

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Red Mist

I'm still on a 2600k, with a 1070ti, play a lot of overwatch @1440p and SOTTR , currently this combo still doesn't bottleneck the cpu, maybe @ 1080p it would...

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devnulllore
17 hours ago, Red Mist said:

I'm still on a 2600k, with a 1070ti, play a lot of overwatch @1440p and SOTTR , currently this combo still doesn't bottleneck the cpu, maybe @ 1080p it would...

Never had a bottleneck with the 650's I just replaced them because of the fans dying. Hope this is not the case with the 1660. All indications is it should be smooth

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devnulllore

So far I am very pleased with this card. I think it was a very good suggestion. SOTA and Neverwinter run at full graphics and the card never broke over 42c

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