Question New GPU

kylegavin7

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I own a budget PC but was looking at saving up and getting something like a 1660 Ti. Not fully knowledgeable on PCs but is there any help/advice I should know? I currently have a Ryzen 5 2400g with integrated graphics.
 

sonofjesse

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Full system specs?
Why do you want a new GPU?

Prices are all time high and extremely hard to find cards, even lower end cards.

Do you have a budget to meet the 2021 prices?

1660 supers here are going for at least 300.
 

kylegavin7

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CPU - Ryzen 5 2400g
GPU - RX Vega 11 Integrated Graphics
PSU - ATX 500B (500w)
MB - ASRock A320M-HMV
RAM - 8GB (only 6.93 usable? I have no idea if this is normal)
Not sure if anything other specs are needed but let me know

The high prices are really sucky but a few local stores sell it for around 300? Which is quite high but is definitely affordable. Ive also looked into things like a 1030, 1050, etc but my concern is I dont want to blow all my money on a GPU that doesnt end up doing what I need. A friend suggested the 1660 which would do what I need but again I dont want to go balls deep into buying a card only to realise I messed up.
 

David0ne86

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Definitely avoid like the plague the 1030 and 1050. 1650 will be the first step towards better performance, but if you can afford a 1660 would be even more a better purchase. We're talking 70 fps high settings on almost any game at 1080p (aside the usual suspects, aka cyberpunk and rdr2). The TI even better. You'll have to make sure your psu has a 6 pin pcie cable as the 1660 requires external power.
 

kylegavin7

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Definitely avoid like the plague the 1030 and 1050. 1650 will be the first step towards better performance, but if you can afford a 1660 would be even more a better purchase. We're talking 70 fps high settings on almost any game at 1080p (aside the usual suspects, aka cyberpunk and rdr2). The TI even better. You'll have to make sure your psu has a 6 pin pcie cable as the 1660 requires external power.
Not even that. Im looking to run (and stream) a 2d rhythm and music game. I can run it at a capped 180fps depending on the level aslong as there are no other things open but the issue lies when im playing with obs streaming. Maybe considering higher games, I might end up playing something like Rocket League or COD: Black ops 3 (also on stream) too but these arent really a priority.
 

David0ne86

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The 1660 is more than enough then. I would avoid the ti and save money. With the money you save invest in another 8gb of ram. 8gb is really starting to feel inadequate, especially if you want to stream.
 

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