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Graphics Dead 660TI replacement on a budget

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by escafoxx, 18 Apr 2016.

  1. escafoxx

    escafoxx What's a Dremel?

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    Need advice on a decent enough replacement.
    Was using a MSI 660ti Twin Frozr III GPU until it decided to die on me last week. Looking for a new replacement. Issue being I need to keep within a budget as I want to save buying something far better until I build a new pc. Top budget is £150 (less would be better), and would like to stick with a Nvidia GPU.
    Suggestions please?
     
  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    well £150 gets you a 950 from the green corner [which would be a touch slower than the 660ti], or a R9 380 from the red corner [which is a smidge quicker than a 660ti]...

    It's that or see what you can pick up second hand...

    EDIT: it seems prices have changed since I last checked... the 950 has come down to 130-140 and if you can stretch another £10, you can pick up a 960 for £150-160
     
  3. escafoxx

    escafoxx What's a Dremel?

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    Having a look on Scan I've found a 960 for £153 with 950 ave at about £125. Worth going for the 960 or shall I just stick with 950 until I rebuild from scratch?
     
  4. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    Buy the 960, then get a good portion of your money back by selling it here, if you get your post count up so you can access the Marketplace.
     
  5. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Minimodder

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  6. Buzzons

    Buzzons Minimodder

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    If you're interested I've got an Asus GTX 660 ti directcu ii that you can have for £30 + P&P?
     
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  7. RagingMadman

    RagingMadman What's a Dremel?

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    **** that, 150 would get you an old 290X from the bit farming days. ez-pz.
    Buying a pc on a budget, 2nd hand tech is 100% the way to go

    Scratch that,
    do this :
     
  8. bartiszon

    bartiszon Minimodder

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    Getting a second hand card would be the best option and you won't find a better offer than this:
     
  9. Behemoth

    Behemoth Timelord in training

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    What Buzzons has offered you is fantastic deal. paid £47.50 a few weeks back for a stock GTX 660 non TI version.

    The only reason I had need for a non TI is I wanted an identical card to run SLI and get a cheap performance boost.
     

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