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Dread to think the failure rate is, never heard of that one.



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ruffy37 said:

how much does a rx 570 cost overthere? I think that the minimum I would go for a gpu nowdays. but only because of the proper 8gb vram.

Much more than I'm willing to pay =p

My plan is by April-May next year during my usa trip buy a good card for about 200USD and a PS5. Then I'll sell this one I bought now for a price that will probably be higher than I paid.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
BraLoD said:
That's an insane price, I paid R$ 1060 for my 1660S and that was a pretty good deal back in March.

Wasn't even think about buying, but a friend sold his and was asking about if rtx would be worth and we told him to hold because of Dolar, and on meanwhile to look for some cheap one that could hold until next year. Another friend suggested 1650 Super or 5600XT, 1650 Super was about R$1100,00. Then someone posted a mercadolivre offer for 970GTX (R$800), and I looked on shopee to see how much would be a new one over there, and found this deal from an unknow brand. But since the core is still the same it should work fine if they deliver what they promised. Already eager to test.

My GPU is now over 2K, I got the Asus Tuf version, my build was all made up with similar pieces in mind, the gpu and motherboard are the tuf line from asus and the ram and ssd are from xpg, with the ram also being tuf and everything aura sync compatible just for that useless but pretty rgb haha.

Was a really nice thing to build my first pc this year, the only thing I didn't like was the cheap cpu cooler from the 3600, they should be ashamed to ship it with a cooler that is clearly inferior to what the cpu demands.



BraLoD said:
DonFerrari said:

Wasn't even think about buying, but a friend sold his and was asking about if rtx would be worth and we told him to hold because of Dolar, and on meanwhile to look for some cheap one that could hold until next year. Another friend suggested 1650 Super or 5600XT, 1650 Super was about R$1100,00. Then someone posted a mercadolivre offer for 970GTX (R$800), and I looked on shopee to see how much would be a new one over there, and found this deal from an unknow brand. But since the core is still the same it should work fine if they deliver what they promised. Already eager to test.

My GPU is now over 2K, I got the Asus Tuf version, my build was all made up with similar pieces in mind, the gpu and motherboard are the tuf line from asus and the ram and ssd are from xpg, with the ram also being tuf and everything aura sync compatible just for that useless but pretty rgb haha.

Was a really nice thing to build my first pc this year, the only thing I didn't like was the cheap cpu cooler from the 3600, they should be ashamed to ship it with a cooler that is clearly inferior to what the cpu demands.

The first PC I built was when I entered university, were months researching to get the best bang for buck on the average priced parts.

This desktop now I'm mostly building for my wife to edit in photoshop. Actually I built it about 2 years ago, but had 4Gb of ram and integrated GPU. So now I bought this GPU, 16Gb of DDR4 2400 that is the limit for the Mobo and a A1000 240Gb from Kingston to be the boot drive.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
BraLoD said:

My GPU is now over 2K, I got the Asus Tuf version, my build was all made up with similar pieces in mind, the gpu and motherboard are the tuf line from asus and the ram and ssd are from xpg, with the ram also being tuf and everything aura sync compatible just for that useless but pretty rgb haha.

Was a really nice thing to build my first pc this year, the only thing I didn't like was the cheap cpu cooler from the 3600, they should be ashamed to ship it with a cooler that is clearly inferior to what the cpu demands.

The first PC I built was when I entered university, were months researching to get the best bang for buck on the average priced parts.

This desktop now I'm mostly building for my wife to edit in photoshop. Actually I built it about 2 years ago, but had 4Gb of ram and integrated GPU. So now I bought this GPU, 16Gb of DDR4 2400 that is the limit for the Mobo and a A1000 240Gb from Kingston to be the boot drive.

Could still easily use it for gaming like that.



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BraLoD said:
DonFerrari said:

The first PC I built was when I entered university, were months researching to get the best bang for buck on the average priced parts.

This desktop now I'm mostly building for my wife to edit in photoshop. Actually I built it about 2 years ago, but had 4Gb of ram and integrated GPU. So now I bought this GPU, 16Gb of DDR4 2400 that is the limit for the Mobo and a A1000 240Gb from Kingston to be the boot drive.

Could still easily use it for gaming like that.

Yep, perhaps some nextgen cheap 3rd party games.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Since you didn't specify good or bad... well... lol

Good luck!



You’re doing better than me, I still have a 950. Will upgrade to mid-range GeForce 30 series or Radeon RDNA 2 GPU sometime soon probably, once one is available for like $250 or less. Also have to upgrade my motherboard, CPU, RAM, and storage when I do upgrade, because I only have a 2014 i3, 8GB DDR3, and a 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive currently. Probably should get a new case as well, since this one is so old that it doesn’t even have USB 3.0 ports. And a new power supply, preferably a modular one, since this one isn’t. All in all going to end up setting me back like $800 probably when I do upgrade.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 18 August 2020

Great GPU. It could easily get you throught next 2 years of next gen if it was a gpu with at least 6gb of vram. I am sure when next gen start system req. for games will be much same as today. So most of decent gpus will do great in next 3-4 years. Some ppl forget that next gen target 4k/60 and RT so if you dont mind playing in 1080p with high settings you even dont need anything better then rx580 or gtx 1060.



Isn't the GTX 970 the one where Nvidia fucked up the VRAM?



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