Used GPU hunting! Help me choose!

Hello, I'm from Argentina and I'm trying to build a old and used PC for dirt cheap.
So far I've collected a 650w bronze PSU (superflower oem), a case with decent airflow, a 500gb HDD, a modded Xeon X5460, a LGA 775 mobo that had no problems taking said Xeon and can OC, a good enough CPU cooler, and 4GB DDR 800mhz. Everything for around $90 (usd). Which might not be an earth-shattering deal, but considering the local currency, it was quite an achievement.

 

I've been scouting the used area for a while, and GPUs are a tough find. I've found around the $70-90usd area (which is about the extra budget left for this side project) the following GPUs, all working on good conditions, and I'm wondering which would be the most logical one to buy:

GTX 560ti (1gb version with all cores) - 70usd

GTX 570 - 85usd

GTX 650ti - 75usd

GTX 750 - 85usd

HD 6950 unlocked with firmware to a HD 6970 - 80usd

R7 260X - 85usd


RX 360 - 75usd


Buy New : GT 1030 - 80usd

 

HD 7000 series were pretty much impossible to find at good prices, and GTX 750ti and GTX 950 were rare and very expensive.

I've been eyeing the RX 360 a lot, it seems to be a good GPU that offers nice value here, but I'm not well versed on old GPU performance, so maybe the HD"6970" or gtx 570 are actually better GPUs. 

On the other hand I'm not sure what the GT 1030 is capable of, as I've not found decent reviews out there; maybe it's similar to those on the list and I'm bothering with used and power hungry GPUs without a good reason.

I'd love to be able to get a higher end GPU from either 600, 700 and 900 Nvidia Series, or HD 7800+ // R9 GPUs, but prices most of the times are stupid, those I put on the list were very good finds TBH.

 

I just hope to have an old but mighty PC ready to rock this weekend 

Thanks for the tips!

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  • leafflatleafflat Posts: 628
    Just compare them on google using the term "GPU1 vs GPU2" and choose the top results
    S[340]Blind:  Link to YouTube video.
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  • leafflat said:
    Just compare them on google using the term "GPU1 vs GPU2" and choose the top results
    Didn't he want us to help him?

    @OP: I compared the AMD ones for you. The 260x is definitely your best bet. You're slightly outperforming the 360 for $10 less, according to Benchmarks. You couldn't find a decent enough price for a 7950?
  • CoalitionGamingCoalitionGaming Posts: 243
    edited November 30
    The GT 1030 is about on par with a 750ti in terms of performance.




    i did a video on it too




    Out of all those, i'd go with this GPU. Unless you can find a 660ti for cheap, then maybe that. But i'd also try to get more RAM.

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  • leafflatleafflat Posts: 628
    The GTX 1050 isn't that much more than a gt1030 but considerably better. If you could I'd suggest that.
    S[340]Blind:  Link to YouTube video.
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