Hi everyone, New to the forum and a semi-recent pc gamer convert.
A couple of years ago i built my fairly modest amd based rig. its guts are as follows;
amd fx 6300 with hyper 212 evo cooler, hardly original!
R9 270 (not x) gpu, it's a gigabyte windforce model.
cooler master 650m psu
2x4gb corsair vengeance 1600mhz ram.
i have a kingston ssd now (oops) 120gb ssd and 2 x 1tb WD blue drives
All housed in a gigabyte IF-233 case, not the best but it was cheap and gets the job done.
I had the whole system connected to my TV until recently. Since my work is moving to desktops and not replacing broken laptops i decided to re-purpose my gaming rig into a gaming/work rig.
I have a 24inch ips 60hz 1080p 4ms response time LG manufacturer refurbished monitor, it's genuinely working out really nicely.
I am waiting on a mechanical keyboard on order from China, bit of a gamble but i thought hey why not. I have a logitech g502 mouse that a friend purchased for me, it's incredible compared to the stuff i was used to before.
As for games i am a bit of a cliche, i am useless at MP so tend to stick to titles that have SP options. Also, sounding like a massive loser, i don't really know many pc gamers that play online and don't fancy navigating through all the 12 year old trolls that don't know any better. As a thirty something that really doesn't appeal.
So, to get to the point, i am getting a little bit of a bonus from work that i'd like to spend some of on buying a new GPU, but it seems like a really confusing time to buy! the cards i have looked at are
r9 290 used (nowhere seems to stock new in the UK now even if i wanted one) this option would save me around £60-£70. I've seen the sapphire tri-x model for £175.
r9 290x used (if i manage to get one from ebay)
r9 390 (8gb of Vram!) not sure about this as i'm only a 1080p gamer not massively looking to upgrade to 1440p
GTX 970 (so confusing as people around forums compain about DX12 problems)
GTX 780 used.
That's about it really, congratulations if you have made it to the end of my first post on this forum. Also, if there are any online gamers that aren't dicks fancy a game, drop me a message.
Have a good one!