[SOLVED] Newbie, what GPU should I put in my new build?

alphacoyle

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I don't know much about all the new cards; was planning on getting a GTX1650 Super since I won't be doing any extreme gaming and use 1080p monitor. But I know a lot of new cards have just come out so maybe there's a better option for not too much more; like something in an RTX card for the ray tracing effects--I am also new to gaming in general; might buy Cyberpunk2077 just to try one out--I prefer sci-fi over fantasy so seems good choice? The prices right now are high, should I wait, think things will normalize anytime soon?
 

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I don't know much about all the new cards; was planning on getting a GTX1650 Super since I won't be doing any extreme gaming and use 1080p monitor. But I know a lot of new cards have just come out so maybe there's a better option for not too much more; like something in an RTX card for the ray tracing effects--I am also new to gaming in general; might buy Cyberpunk2077 just to try one out--I prefer sci-fi over fantasy so seems good choice? The prices right now are high, should I wait, think things will normalize anytime soon?
It'll probably take 4-6 months for Nvidia to announce an entry level RTX GPU, release it, and for stock and price to stabilize and the average person can actually afford / buy it. If you don't want to wait that long, the GTX 1650/1660 Super are good bets.
 

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RTX2060 should give good fps at 1080p with some RTX, but its not going to be you know, the best and possible slow downs. I wouldn't get anything lower than a RTX2070 for that game for 1080p and raytracing. But of course your cheap might be different from my cheap, so a 2nd hand RTX2070 - 2080 might be the best bang for buck when Nvidia gets more of the newer cards in stock.
 

geofelt

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What is the make/model of the rest of your parts?
GTX1650 super is a reasonable card for it's price class.
You will get fair value from any new card at every price level.

One rule of thumb for a balanced gamer is to budget 2x the cost of your processor for the graphics card.
 

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What is the make/model of the rest of your parts?
GTX1650 super is a reasonable card for it's price class.
You will get fair value from any new card at every price level.

One rule of thumb for a balanced gamer is to budget 2x the cost of your processor for the graphics card.
Is pretty basic: i3-10100, 16gb ram, Asus Rog Strix Mobo, Superflower PSU in a Thermaltake Suppressor F1 case. GTX1650 Super prices are higher right now than when I did the build; need to have it by Christmas, saw some RTX2060-70s for around 300+ but then read that the 3000 series out make those prices obsolete so thought I'd ask.
 

geofelt

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Love the build.
I built using a I3-10100 for a desktop for my son.
It is a quick turbo.
Here is a gaming review:
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i3-10100/15.html

GTX16xx cards would seem to be appropriate.
Buy the strongest your budget will allow.
Buy a EVGA card, they have a 90 day free trade up option if you should want something stronger. Read the qualifying fine print.
 
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As the main aim is to play a specific with RT I’d wait for the game to release and find reviews of the RTX2060 and 2070. I have doubts how well a 2060 will actually do, my experience is it’s too weak to be really any good with RT on.
 

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As the main aim is to play a specific with RT I’d wait for the game to release and find reviews of the RTX2060 and 2070. I have doubts how well a 2060 will actually do, my experience is it’s too weak to be really any good with RT on.
Oh ok, I just looked at gameplay videos showing the 2060 RT on/off, looked good on GTA5 etc, but yeah I guess can see that; reviews been reading for 2060 say runs hot; like you mention, too weak.
So, you think GTX1650 Super is ok card, or were you suggesting a 1060 or something else instead?
 

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As the main aim is to play a specific with RT I’d wait for the game to release and find reviews of the RTX2060 and 2070. I have doubts how well a 2060 will actually do, my experience is it’s too weak to be really any good with RT on.
Well, now that the 3060ti is out, no reason to consider a 2060, and maybe by the time GPU stock gets back to normal they'll have released a 3060 or less.
 

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