1 month ago
One extra caveat: I mentioned buying what's on sale, as long as it's powerful enough, and I stand by that, as long as the card in consideration doesn't present poor price to performace to begin with.
For example, the GT 1030 DDR4 edition is terrible. It's only about 50% as powerful as the GDDR5 version, but priced about the same. Also, the new RTX cards from NVidia are powerful, and you might decide to purchase one if you want every bit of performance you can get. But, they don't have the best price to performance right now. Also, there have been some problems with the reliability of some RTX cards, due to one particular supplier of GDDR6 producing unreliable memory, which was used on some RTX cards. It's luck of the draw whether you'd receive a card with memory from that manufacturer.