New system, new GPU. - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

Forum Jump: 

New system, new GPU.

 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 06:34 PM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
Tokkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,473
Rep: 71 (Unique: 64)
New system, new GPU.

Hello guys, so the time has finally come to make a new system.
My r9 290 has given it's soul to the maker and died, may it RIP.
My Phenom II 1090T system will receive a 1050ti for my girlfriend to use and am building a new one for myself.

I will buy the following:
CPU AMD Ryzen 2600
Motherboard GIGABYTE X470 AORUS Ultra Gaming
16Gb of 3200Mhz CL16 RAM

I have a 850w gold rated corsair PSU (RM850X I believe and no shilka I will not change my PSU.)
NZXT H440
Noctua NH-D14 (already have the AM4 adapter for this cooler)

My question is quite simple
I can spend arround 400e for a GPU, currently 1080p gaming but that might change in the near future as I'm donating one of my screens to my girlfriend also and will look for a new one.
I have looked at the MSI RTX2060 Gaming-Z and at the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64, they are both within 10 euros of each other and seem to be the best picks I can make as of now.

I have read people complain about 6GB on the RTX not being enough for 2019 gaming but it seems to be on par in performance with the Vega. It has new technologies which might be interesting? And also supports FreeSync now.
The Vega 64, the model I can pick seems to be an interesting one. Has 8GB of HBM2 memory, seems as strong as the RTX2060 but it's not as fresh and consumes way more power.

Which would be a safe bet for the next 3 to 4 years in terms of performance? Not counting the DLSS and Ray Tracing features obviously.

I've also seen the 1660Ti for 300e or the Strix Vega56 for 350e, are these worth keeping on the table? And why?
FWIW I live in Portugal, so the prices I'm seeing are local to Portugal.
Thank you
Tokkan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 09:04 PM
New to Overclock.net
 
kd5151's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tampa,FL
Posts: 3,166
Rep: 134 (Unique: 104)
All good choices. Is the 1080p monitor 60hz?
kd5151 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 09:48 PM
Invalid Media
 
J7SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 681
Rep: 10 (Unique: 8)
Quote: Originally Posted by Tokkan View Post
Hello guys, so the time has finally come to make a new system.
My r9 290 has given it's soul to the maker and died, may it RIP.
My Phenom II 1090T system will receive a 1050ti for my girlfriend to use and am building a new one for myself.

I will buy the following:
CPU AMD Ryzen 2600
Motherboard GIGABYTE X470 AORUS Ultra Gaming
16Gb of 3200Mhz CL16 RAM

(...edit...)

Which would be a safe bet for the next 3 to 4 years in terms of performance? Not counting the DLSS and Ray Tracing features obviously.

I've also seen the 1660Ti for 300e or the Strix Vega56 for 350e, are these worth keeping on the table? And why?
FWIW I live in Portugal, so the prices I'm seeing are local to Portugal.
Thank you

...decisions, decision ...this was just loaded up yesterday by 'Hardware Unboxed', and could be helpful
J7SC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2019, 08:08 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
vallonen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 540
Rep: 42 (Unique: 36)
Quote: Originally Posted by Tokkan View Post
Which would be a safe bet for the next 3 to 4 years in terms of performance? Not counting the DLSS and Ray Tracing features obviously.

If longevity is on your agenda then Vega all the way. More VRAM and AMD drivers only get better with time, not worse.

The Vega also comes with a three game bundle, which further diminishes the value of the RTX 2060 IMO.

But to each his own.
vallonen is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-24-2019, 05:50 PM
New to Overclock.net
 
crazycrave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: N.C.
Posts: 278
Rep: 4 (Unique: 4)
The prefect upgrade for the R 290 is a RX 570 8Gb as for the price , It gives you a 120watt package with the same Fire Strike score as your Hawaii , all the tech they learned is about $150 as I liked the side step as to scale down but gain in memory size and power usage as to be paired with a 65watt cpu and I feel it has life as AMD is always picking speed up in the drivers.

RX 580 8Gb for $169 is like buying a dream in AMD tech with those games as I also own one of those that replaced my 290x as I can wait it out for Navi as noting 6Gb is interesting to me .. Vega looks nice but I like the small power usage for my 1080p panel for now.

Xeon X5660 @4.2Ghz
EVGA x58 3way Sli rev 1.2 bios 83
OCZ Gold ram 6 Gb
Corsair 950 watt powersupply
Sapphire R9-280
crazycrave is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off