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[SOLVED] $400-550 Budget - Help me with your wisdom!

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Current Setup:

CPU: i7700k (4.2)
GPU: GTX 970
PSU: Corsair VS 650
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-Z270P-D3
RAM: 16GB DDR4
MONITOR: 144Hz @ 1080P (Secondary is 60Hz 720p)


What card we thinking guys?
Been looking at a RTX 2060S/2070 or maybe 2070S, but I dont know which is really worth the money.
Comparisons on Youtube show barely any difference between the 2060S and 2070 even.

I need your guidence, am I making a mistake or is there another card out there? Or coming out soon?
 
Yes, for sure avoid using your existing PSU with ANY new card. Why risk a $400 card on a PSU not designed for it.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card | $399.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $85.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $485.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-14 18:04 EDT-0400 |

I have had zero issues with my RX5700, but if you want Nvidia, you can go with a 2060 super or 2070, both are very simmilar.
 
Corsair's VS series is their entry-level lineup and not designed for high tier graphics cards. You will need to upgrade your power supply for a high-end card.

AMD's RX5700xt is $370-420 and performs better than an RTX 2060s/2070 but below a 2070 super.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card | $399.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $85.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $485.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-14 17:52 EDT-0400 |
 
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Corsair's VS series is their entry-level lineup and not designed for high tier graphics cards. You will need to upgrade your power supply for a high-end card.

AMD's RX5700xt is $370-420 and performs better than an RTX 2060s/2070 but below a 2070 super.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card | $399.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $85.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $485.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-14 17:52 EDT-0400 |
I was kind of hoping to stay away from AMD cards as I have heard bad things about them.
You think a PSU upgrade will be needed regardless?
 
Yes, for sure avoid using your existing PSU with ANY new card. Why risk a $400 card on a PSU not designed for it.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card | $399.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $85.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $485.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-14 18:04 EDT-0400 |

I have had zero issues with my RX5700, but if you want Nvidia, you can go with a 2060 super or 2070, both are very simmilar.
 
May 14, 2020
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Yes, for sure avoid using your existing PSU with ANY new card. Why risk a $400 card on a PSU not designed for it.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card | $399.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $85.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $485.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-14 18:04 EDT-0400 |

I have had zero issues with my RX5700, but if you want Nvidia, you can go with a 2060 super or 2070, both are very simmilar.

How about these?
 
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SCAN doesn't like to let me onto their site since I'm from USA, not UK.

However here is a much better option, granted it cost more.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/VbhmP6/super-flower-leadex-iii-gold-650-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-sf-650f14hg

If you absolutely need something cheaper:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/YqVG3C/seasonic-core-gc-650-w-80-gold-certified-atx-power-supply-core-gc-650 Not a bad model, but lower tier and not modular, which can be a pain.
Ok, thank you! Last question, is this not worth paying for:

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-silverstone-strider-essential-et650-g-fully-wired-80plus-gold-single-rail-53a-120mm-fan-atx-psu
 

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