[SOLVED] Need advice choosing new GPU - 1060 or 1660 or ?

Nov 16, 2019
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Hi,

I'm not particularly savvy with IT hardware, so even after doing a little research would feel more comfortable with advice from people that know what they are talking about!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next couple of months, budget of £150-300

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Used mostly for strategy/tactical games such as Civ6 and World of Tanks rather than mmo or fps.

SYSTEM SPECS:

i5-6500 3.2ghz
z170 gaming k3 motherboard
8gb ram
600w aerocool 80+ psu

I DID have a gtx 970 graphics card... but it went pop during the week. I've managed to get my hands on a very cheap 2nd hand 780 ti (which i gather is sort of equivalent...) as an interim fix but not too comfortable sticking with 2nd hand long term so was considering other options - hence the question

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: In the UK so anywhere that is good online. Currently looking at scan.co.uk

PARTS PREFERENCES: none really, although more familiar with Nvidia

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

Am I right in thinking a gtx 1060 6gb is probably the top end of what my system can utilize effectively, and is the PSU going to be an issue? Deal on below for £167:

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/zotac-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-amp!-edition-6gb-gddr5-graphics-card-1280-core-1556mhz-clock-1771mhz-b

If so, is I worth getting, or is it worth stumping up for a 1660 as an investment for a potential PC upgrade in 18 months time (again, assuming PSU is up to it?)

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/zotac-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-twin-fan-6gb-gddr6-graphics-card-1536-core-1770mhz-boost

Is there a different card that you would recommend based on what I have?

cheers
Steve

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