Hello, troublemakers of the Waypoint forum. I am looking for some advice on purchasing a graphics card in 2019 and, frankly, don’t really know where to start and assumed a kind nerd would share their knowledge with me if I asked nicely.
Some caveats and fun facts for you all to bear in mind:
- I built my PC in 2014 and bought (relatively) cheap parts to do it because it was my first build. I’m familiar with websites like PC Part Picker, but just wanted to check in with some solid opinions.
- I am currently using a Sapphire - Radeon R7 260X 2 GB Video Card
- My motherboard is a ASRock - B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard. I suspect this might need replacing in the near future, but that’ll likely be dictated by the recommendations.
- I am based in the UK if that affects your purchasing recommendations.
I’m fairly open-minded about my budget but am probably looking for something mid-range. I have an i5 Intel processor which will likely need upgrading in the near future, so something gives good value for money would likely suit me well.
I’d usually do this sniffing around myself, but I am aware that cryptocurrencies pushed up the cost of GPUs pretty significantly in the last few years, so I’m not sure what ‘good value’ looks like anymore.
General advice or something more specific would both be well-appreciated.