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Looking to get a new graphics card.

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Hey guys currently I got a Asus Strix GTX 960 OC 4GB gpu and I thought why not getting an upgrade before its price goes down if Im not wrong I bought it for around 300€.

1) I have no idea for how much I would sell my gpu so need a price check on it.
2) I heard that good gpu's are the 1070 or the 1060 but which one should I pick to upgrade from mine?

I can't say exactly how much Im able to spend on the gpu but you can calculate that from the money that I get from my old one add to that 100-150€ (So if I sell my current one for 200 I can get a new one for 300)

Thanks for any help :)


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Depends on your gaming performance and if you need to upgrade for your uses or if you merely want to.

Honestly if you're happy with current performance, then there's no need to upgrade. If you're worried about devaluation, then it depends on your area's options. I'd recommend checking prices on Greece eBay and Craigslist sites to get an idea of what your card might go for. Not sure if you'll sell your 960 for 2/3 the price you paid for it this far along in the game with its age and amount of usage, especially with the 1000-series having been out for quite some time now. I haven't been following prices too closely, and am still quite content with my 980Ti, and hope to be for another couple years.

1060 and 1070 are great cards, check out the TPU reviews of them for an idea of performance as well. It really depends on how much performance you want now, and how much overkill you want now to potentially last you longer (go 1070) or if you plan to upgrade sooner (go 1060). A friend of mine picked up a 1060 3GB and has been very impressed with its performance even in games like Ashes of the Singularity.

If you're going beyond 1080 resolution, and expect high levels of AA and maxing settings, you'll need a 1070 in some cases depending on the games you play. Though the 1060 is quite capable at 1080, both in 3 and 6GB flavors, but there are some games where it will struggle.

So really it comes down to what you really want vs really need here. Honestly, you should buy the new card you desire (or can afford), and then use the earnings from selling the old one to recoup some of the costs from investment. If you can't do that, you might want to wait. Then again, if you don't mind being without your gaming GPU by selling it first and then buying something else, that is totally a way to go...for most gamers it surely is not though.

I'd say stick with what you have if the performance is still meeting your expectations unless you research and find you can sell it for what you need to make your desired upgrade path obtainable. The upgrade itch is a tough one to fight at times for sure! :D


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Well I have no idea about the graphics card prices in your country but since you are from Europe I don't think you can find any new 1070 @ 300 EUR...
If you really want to buy a new graphics card I'd look at a 1060 6GB version, they should cost around 300 EUR.

I don't see what monitor you have, it's missing in your system specs but I assume it's 1080p , as Kursah mentioned, the 1060 (preferable 6GB version) is quite capable for that.

Or try saving up some more cash!:)