Hardware my video card is dying... what should i buy??

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hi guys!!

well.... my pny 660 ti is dying period...
im very inclined to buy a gtx 950....

i know there is a 970 which far superior... but the difference is 500 bucks

is 950 still a good card for fx 8350 stock??
almost forgot... my psu is a xfx 650w, will handle it?

thank you in advance
 

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Get a custom RX480. Why? Cause the RX480s when OCed will perform almost like a GTX980 stock.
AMD's better support for DX12 is amazing and oh, Vulkan too. Many people will recommend you the GTX 1060 but I doubt it'll be any better; price, performance and availability wise too.

Yes your PSU is more than enough.
 

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Get a custom RX480. Why? Cause the RX480s when OCed will perform almost like a GTX980 stock.
AMD's better support for DX12 is amazing and oh, Vulkan too. Many people will recommend you the GTX 1060 but I doubt it'll be any better; price, performance and availability wise too.

Yes your PSU is more than enough.

thank you for your advice, but im thinking about a nvidia card....
gtx 1060 is out of question.... 2000+ bucks
the price of things here is pretty crazy

im in doubt about 950, 960 or even 970
 

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thank you for your advice, but im thinking about a nvidia card....
gtx 1060 is out of question.... 2000+ bucks
the price of things here is pretty crazy

im in doubt about 950, 960 or even 970
where are you from, if you get any of those, you'll be getting last generation stuff
 

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where are you from, if you get any of those, you'll be getting last generation stuff
from brazil

for example.... gtx 1080 here is 4000 brazilian money
its around 1230 US dollars

i found a gtx950 for 950 BR money ~ 292 US dollar
its a bargain here

i really dont bother to get "old stuff" if it works and if it in a good price, im in
 

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where are you from, if you get any of those, you'll be getting last generation stuff
Not everyone can afford to spend $1,000 or more on a graphics card. So what if it's last gen? I have a 4gb nvidia gt 730 and it works pretty well and only cost me $55.
 

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Not everyone can afford to spend $1,000 or more on a graphics card. So what if it's last gen? I have a 4gb nvidia gt 730 and it works pretty well and only cost me $55.
A GTX1060 MSRP is $250, it betters a GTX 970 and comes pretty close to a GTX980. Do you see the performance jump? Plus more efficiency, more features for future-proofing and upcoming technologies. He could also wait for a GTX1050 which would pretty much destroy a GTX960.

But since he lives in a place(which i did not know off at the time of me writing my post) which has unfair prices, he can get whatever gives him the best deal out of his money.
 

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thank you for your advice, but im thinking about a nvidia card....
gtx 1060 is out of question.... 2000+ bucks
the price of things here is pretty crazy

im in doubt about 950, 960 or even 970
I really think you would be better off with the RX 480. Why? So far it's shown that it's unbeatable when it comes to price vs performance, it's basically a bargain and you would be able to run any current game on high settings with it, where as the GTX 950 and 960 not so much. Even the GTX 970 struggles sometimes (I own one myself.) And the RX 480 is both cheaper and more powerful than a 970.
So may I ask, do you have any specific reasons for not wanting an AMD card? They are a lot better these days driver wise than they used to be if that's your concern. Personally, I'm stuck with Nvidia since I have a 3D Vision monitor.
 

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I really think you would be better off with the RX 480. Why? So far it's shown that it's unbeatable when it comes to price vs performance, it's basically a bargain and you would be able to run any current game on high settings with it, where as the GTX 950 and 960 not so much. Even the GTX 970 struggles sometimes (I own one myself.) And the RX 480 is both cheaper and more powerful than a 970.
So may I ask, do you have any specific reasons for not wanting an AMD card? They are a lot better these days driver wise than they used to be if that's your concern. Personally, I'm stuck with Nvidia since I have a 3D Vision monitor.
Not a particular reason
But i have a 3d monitor too and like physx...

Btw i found a galax 970 oc very cheap around here

Galax is a good brand??
 

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Not a particular reason
But i have a 3d monitor too and like physx...

Btw i found a galax 970 oc very cheap around here

Galax is a good brand??
Never heard of it, but it should be good. There aren't any big differences between the brands anyway, just slightly different cooler design.
 

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so.... i bought a Galax GTX 970 Black EXOC Sniper Edition

which based of reviews is a great card....

thank you guys!

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