Pretty big step down from a 980 Ti used to game some times. Sounds like it was last being used for Hogwarts$100 for a CPU should be doable, for something like a used 5600 or a Zen 2 CPU. GPUs will likely be a bit more for the cards you mentioned, unless there is something wrong with them.
But if it is a HTPC, why not swap the CPU to a 5600G and skip the video card?
Makes sense though, retail is too expensive so demand increases in the used market, leading to higher than expected prices (relative to historical trends).Wow, used GPU prices on E-bay are absolute garbage.
Pretty big step down from a 980 Ti used to game some times. Sounds like it was last being used for Hogwarts
That said, while a 6600 is a huuuge step up in terms perf/w, and really absolute perf, the 980Ti is sorta stupidly capable with comparative performance being 1070 & 1660.
Things are improving, however, thanks to nvidia pricing 40 series sky high ebay prices remain fairly stubborn. The best place to look is your local marketplace. If you're in a major metropolitan area keep checking facebook marketplace/offerup/craigslist. You cut ebay middleman out of transaction and don't have to pay tax. I nabbed MSI Trio X 6800XT for $400 out the door. Nothing new or used on ebay comes close to this value wise.
You don't actually seem to disagree with me at all there. You argue the same as me, that people factor in efficiency once they already decided to upgrade (usually to get more performance), but that they don't upgrade just to get efficiency.Slightly disagree on that one. You may not want to upgrade because of efficiency, but if you have to upgrade, power consuption is one of determining factors when buying.
Sure - we used to have more ppl from Europe on the forum who would that (because of high electricity prices). Also, some folks with mITX systems.
I'm from the EU and from a country with above average (for the EU) electricity prices. And yet I still don't see people upgrade just for efficiency.Sure - we used to have more ppl from Europe on the forum who would that (because of high electricity prices). Also, some folks with mITX systems.