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As you have $100 to work with I don't know what you can get beyond a 770 4GB or a 960 4gb, which is probably your best bet. I only say this because most of the current options really aren't upgrading much at all from a 750ti, just spending money. To elaborate: 750 ti to 1050ti? You are spending $200 to get the same performance you get with a 770 or a 960 ($100). The AMD options are entirely unaffordable right now, otherwise I'd suggest a used R9 280/380.

Edit: You can sell the 750ti for around $80 on eBay, which would offset some of the cost.
 
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GTX 960 is only about ~60 watts more over the 750 Ti. Even a decent 380 watt PSU will do fine.
 
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GPUboss you serious? I wish I could blacklist websites with google search, that site would be one of them.
Just as a quick aside -- you can blacklist websites with Google, if you use Chrome. There's, surprisingly, a Google-provided extension just for that: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/personal-blocklist-by-goo/nolijncfnkgaikbjbdaogikpmpbdcdef



I use it to block sites like experts-exchange (has a paywall, I think), productforums.google.com (if you find an answer there, it basically means there's a 99% chance it was never solved by anyone and is just years of people griping about it), and answers.microsoft.com (same reason).
 
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GTX 770/780 or GTX 1050/1050Ti best deals also good option GTX 960/970
 

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With $100 hard limit, your looking at a Screenshot (50).png
used card like GTX 770. A quick Craigslist search found this one near me, maybe you'll find one locally in your area (avoiding ebay scams)
 
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comes down to how high of card can you go and be balanced and be able to maximize the card and the cpu used .. you put a strong card with a weaker cpu and you run in to bottlenecking like too much card for the cpu you got to keep up with . then what did you gain ? nothing cause the stronger card you upgraded to is still chocking down to near what your old ''weaker '' card was doing in the overall point of things . face it tis not like your running a i7 or even the top i5

maybe look at things as this to help

https://www.pcgamer.com/will-your-cpu-bottleneck-your-graphics-card/


a 1060 would do you good over the 750ti

your billfold kinda makes it tough having to go used like a e- bay deal . that's a lot of risk in getting a good card over a screw job deal or a run hard and put on e-bay wet and tired card . then the ''fakes'' to be aware of as well .

good luck
 
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Bro. Your grammar. And the persistent use of links to random sites you found at the top of the list in a google search. You might consider working on the first one, and not doing the other.

Anyway...screw that CPU bottleneck BS. That's a borderline myth(though there definitely is truth to it). A faster GPU will always perform better regardless of the CPU. You always want the fastest GPU you can afford, and that will run in your system without blowing shit up(namely your PSU).
 
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Bro. Your grammar. And the persistent use of links to random sites you found at the top of the list in a google search. You might consider working on the first one, and not doing the other.

Anyway...screw that CPU bottleneck BS. That's a borderline myth(though there definitely is truth to it). A faster GPU will always perform better regardless of the CPU. You always want the fastest GPU you can afford, and that will run in your system without blowing shit up(namely your PSU).
all I can say to you is too bad so sad . don't like it move on .

so TPU is not a random site ? hmmm....... its not they have article to post quick on that info . then that's in all your opinion anyway . I don't see you posting anything better to help inform him ? just looking to try to trash a member it seems .
 
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Bro. Your grammar. And the persistent use of links to random sites you found at the top of the list in a google search. You might consider working on the first one, and not doing the other.

Anyway...screw that CPU bottleneck BS. That's a borderline myth(though there definitely is truth to it). A faster GPU will always perform better regardless of the CPU. You always want the fastest GPU you can afford, and that will run in your system without blowing shit up(namely your PSU).
CPU bottleneck definitely can happen, but it's usually either in strange situations, like a guy with a 1080Ti playing at 1280x720. It's more likely to happen in CPU bound games or badly optimized games. Given his current card, a new GPU will still help in those situations, but after getting the upgrade, next thing I'd be looking at would be that old chip. For example, I play 7 days to die a lot, which is a trainwreck of a game from a programming standpoint. My GTX1070 yawns at it, as it doesn't even ramp up fully or get anywhere close to full utilization, yet I still almost always have <60FPS because the rest of my system can't run the game as well as I'd like. I'm 99% sure that would change if I had a nice 8600k or even i5 8400.
 
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CPU bottleneck definitely can happen, but it's usually either in strange situations, like a guy with a 1080Ti playing at 1280x720. It's more likely to happen in CPU bound games or badly optimized games. Given his current card, a new GPU will still help in those situations, but after getting the upgrade, next thing I'd be looking at would be that old chip. For example, I play 7 days to die a lot, which is a trainwreck of a game from a programming standpoint. My GTX1070 yawns at it, as it doesn't even ramp up fully or get anywhere close to full utilization, yet I still almost always have <60FPS because the rest of my system can't run the game as well as I'd like. I'm 99% sure that would change if I had a nice 8600k or even i5 8400.
If your system specs are to be believed, I can see that. :p Props to you for running a seven year old chip with two 1070s! I would gladly get you a new chip in return for just one of those 1070s, if we make it a straight trade.

But yeah, to everyone wondering about the CPU -- take a look at a Techpowerup review where they do testing regarding CPU-limitation. The "CPU limitation" problem is really only a problem at really extreme resolutions/graphics levels. 99% of the time, it rarely shows.

Now, I would argue that if you're running a chip as old as my friend is (an Athlon X4 from a few years ago), it's definitely not worth your time to throw too fast a video card at it. Something that's just a mild upgrade would be best.
 

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Haha, I got them for mining last year. They're not even in SLI.
 
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Haha, I got them for mining last year. They're not even in SLI.
So both are installed, but only one is actually doing anything? Or is one for the monitor(s) and the other for rendering/editing?
 
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Anything in that price range is simply too weak to be a worthwhile upgrade from a 750ti.
 

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So both are installed, but only one is actually doing anything? Or is one for the monitor(s) and the other for rendering/editing?
The card in the primary slot is connected to the monitor, and is used for display, games etc like a normal card. The second just sits there and mines. When I'm away, or just not playing a game, I set the primary card to mining too. It kinda works similarly to multi-GPU folding rigs.
 
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I don't know much about price ranges outside my country, but looking from my perspective your most obvious option is a second hand GPU.

Your starting point should be a GTX 770/960, which are a good upgrade from a 750 Ti, and the sweet spot for online gaming is the GTX 780 Ti/970/1060.

I was in a similar situation when my Radeon 7970 died in 2016, and I had to stick with a backup GTX 660 (which has almost identical performance than GTX 750 Ti) for almost 2 years. Last february though, I bought an used 780 Ti for R$ 750 (something around US$190) and it was a shocking difference, and since the prices are MUCH better in US and EU, you should be able find an even better deal.

Good luck!
 
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GTX750Ti to something like the GTX950 is not really a worthwhile upgrade, and the GTX960 tends to be pretty horrible on the performance/price when you can find them.

I would recommend you guys watch EVGA's B-Stock listings while you are looking/waiting for your 2nd hand options. They sell refurbished cards with 1yr warranties. About two weeks ago they had a batch of GTX780Ti cards for 150$, GTX780 Superclocked ACX cards for 130$, and GTX770 ACX cards for 100$. They tend to get bought up relatively quickly, but there usually is a few hour window with availability, so check daily.
 
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GTX750Ti to something like the GTX950 is not really a worthwhile upgrade, and the GTX960 tends to be pretty horrible on the performance/price when you can find them.

I would recommend you guys watch EVGA's B-Stock listings while you are looking/waiting for your 2nd hand options. They sell refurbished cards with 1yr warranties. About two weeks ago they had a batch of GTX780Ti cards for 150$, GTX780 Superclocked ACX cards for 130$, and GTX770 ACX cards for 100$. They tend to get bought up relatively quickly, but there usually is a few hour window with availability, so check daily.
I'm sad to know that something like this will NEVER be offered in Brazil. I would definitely buy a 600w PSU for 35 bucks with 1 year warranty if this was available here!
 
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