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What gpu should I buy?

Hello im looking for a gpu which is not too pricy (up to 350 euro would be nice) i was thinking of 1060 but people have said wait till the pricess drop and etc. Is it worth buying the 1060 or should i consider another gpu?

Suggestions would be nice. Thanks

Btw if id buy a 1060 wont my cpu be a bottle neck?
intel core i5-3350p cpu
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    the thing is, prices will always drop.
    I'm sure the 1060 will be 80€ cheaper after Christmas
    but if you want to upgrade now, upgrade now. maybe prices will drop a bit in a month. or 2. or after christmas.
    but you got your card and your experience now, especially if your old card doesn't really do much anymore.

    so get a 1060 if you want it
    (of course, if you're currently using a 960 there's no need to rush to a 1060 now)

    your cpu should be fine
  2. I currently use a GTX 650 Ti 2gb. I will be upgrading my psu first cuz its a inter tech 650w ppl said its a fire hazard so ill be upgrading it first and then possibly the gpu.

    I will be buying a Seasonic x-650w psu
  3. CPU is not a bottleneck.

    1060 is an excellent choice and should pair well.
  4. Thanks for the help
  5. Seek54 said:
    I currently use a GTX 650 Ti 2gb. I will be upgrading my psu first cuz its a inter tech 650w ppl said its a fire hazard so ill be upgrading it first and then possibly the gpu.

    I will be buying a Seasonic x-650w psu


    you could even get a 550W and it will be enough
  6. Do you have a 144hz monitor?
    Because upgrading to something like the 1070 will be pointless unless you have the hardware to take advantage of it.
    At 1080p 60hz what you want is a 1060 or an RX 480.
    The 1060s are a little overpriced at the moment, with the desktop models costing $280+, while the RX480 is at $235 for a reference 8GB model. There is a 5-10% performance increase between the two, so it's up to you to decide whether the cost is worth it. I personally think it is, due to the better coolers you get with the custom 1060s like the MSI Twin Frozr VI, but it all comes down to what you're willing to spend. Either is a good option
    I suggest grabbing am XFX TS Gold 650w, or if you want a modular power supply, the Corsair RMx 650w, which is currently on sale for $79.99 at Newegg with the use of a rebate.
  7. Isokolon said:
    Seek54 said:
    I currently use a GTX 650 Ti 2gb. I will be upgrading my psu first cuz its a inter tech 650w ppl said its a fire hazard so ill be upgrading it first and then possibly the gpu.

    I will be buying a Seasonic x-650w psu


    you could even get a 550W and it will be enough

    Agreed. I would say that a 450w PSU would be the minimum for this build, but I guess if you want to overclock the cards in SLI then 650w is somewhat justified. ^.^
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