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Graphic card for mostly-programming-PC

Coursair

2 months ago

Hi, I am assembling PC that will be mostly used for programming and 3D-modelling, with occasional gaming (not-very high end, I am used to low-mid-end gameplay), so graphic card won't be main workhorse. I am concerned if it's worth it to put RTX 2070 or RX5700 in there or stay with something like 1660-Ti? As I say, I will be playing only occasionally and don't need highest settings, but also don't want my PC to become obsolete soon. Can you guys help me decide?

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What 3D-modelling applications we are talking about?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly 3D printing models, with occasional Blender usage, but not extreme one. Also, I forgot to mention, that I am aiming at multi-screen (up to 3), if it has any input into decision.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Well 3D printing doesn't need a particular fast GPU, of course that may not be case with the application that you use for making those 3D models.

Blender doesn't need a special GPU either And that apples to programming and VS as well.

As for a multi monitor setup, for desktop usage the GTX 1660 Ti is OK. If you wanna game on a multi monitor setup (on all three screens) the GTX 1660 Ti will not be enough.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I doubt I will be in need of multi monitor gaming, but if I would feel such need, then where should I head to? GTX 1080?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

A GTX 1080 Ti or RTX 2080 at least, depending the game.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, so I've just watched some guy put together PC for ~$250 with Ryzen 3 1200G with 8GB RAM and RX 570 and was able to run BF V on Ultra with 60 FPS. I think I don't need more than that, so I'll probably save some money, invest in old good RX 570 and be happy with it.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently C++ and OpenGL programming in Visual Studio, may vary in future.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure. So when it comes to gaming I mostly play FPS, but not always newest gen - my favorite games are BF4 and COD 4: MW, maybe with newest COD taken into consideration. Sometimes I play Witcher 3 and will play Cyberpunk 2077 when it will come out. Sometimes play other games, but mainly those. About modelling - when I think about it, it won't be as much, mostly simple parts for 3D printing, maybe some models for my major thesis, but nothing spectacular. I sometimes render a movie, but it seems more like CPU's work. Currently my build is based on Ryzen 5 3600, available under this link (not prepared by me, from what I've picked only processor left): https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JNpDcq The only "but" I have for this set is graphic card - because I'm not sure I will need it as much, to spend $500 on it.

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