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#1 Brakiachi


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:00 PM

Started picking up parts for a new computer. Noticed since I made the part list the video card I had picked jumped in price quite a bit.

I was initially looking at an MSI 1060 GTX Armor 6GB OCV1. Initially priced at $345 now it is at $420. Looking at alternatives I saw I could get the MSI 1060 GTX 6GB OCV1 for cheaper (~$380). It only has 1 hdmi, which is ok because only 1 of my monitors has hdmi. Are there other performance issues to be aware of.

What other alternatives are there? I've picked up most of the parts already: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/brakiachi/saved/LQZm8d
Was hoping to keep it close to $1000.



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#2 Drillingmachine


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:32 AM

Best alternative is to wait until prices calm down. When waiting for that to happen, buy something ultra cheap.


I know waiting is not fun but prices are what they are. They will come down eventually.

#3 Brakiachi

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:55 PM

Yeah, you are probably right. Patience is hard, I've been waiting for prices to drop since August :(

On the plus side one of my work buddies has a gigaybyte gtx 750 ti that can be mine for $50 in the meantime

#4 MDD1963


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 12:55 AM

GPU prices are just plain rancid from a consumer perspective these days...


The GTX1050/1050Ti is semi-attractively priced (tough to use these words with a straight face!) compared to the 1060 of course, and, does 'ok' at 1080P gaming....


Although a GTX1060 is a great mid-range card, it's price is very bad now (especially since March of last year when I ordered mine at $249....)


AMD and Nvidia both are predicting GPU prices to remain 'high' this year.....; eventually, you might have to pull the trigger on something, short of living with a CPU/MB combo supporting integrated graphics (R3-2200G/R5-2400G?) on what could be a painfully long wait. 

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