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Need video card suggestions

Building my first PC in almost 10 years and went with AMD for the first time ever. Below is my build list. Since I’ve never gone AMD I’m unfamiliar with Radeon cards. I was comparing the 5700XT with a RTX 2070 Super. My last build lasted a decade with minor upgrades along the way so I’m trying to build for longevity but also trying to keep the cost reasonable. I’m not a heavy PC gamer as I once was but I’d like to do VR and some Steam here and there. I also use the PC as a Plex server and do some h264/5 encodes. I’d like to possibly pick it up tomorrow for Cyber Monday. I’ve already purchase everything else but the mobo.
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I'm a fan of the RTX line since it has hardware for Ray Tracing and the 5700XT does not. I have a EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER I got in July in it runs very cool it barely hours 60'C at 100% usage

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I'm a fan of the RTX line since it has hardware for Ray Tracing and the 5700XT does not. I have a EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER I got in July in it runs very cool it barely hours 60'C at 100% usage

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See in videos like this plus plenty of reviews, I haven't seen a good argument for Ray Tracing yet. Plus the huge drop in FPS plus the EXTRA $150 makes me question the value of an RTX card right now.


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What resolution are you playing at? There is a drop but I'm still playing everything at high to ultra 75fps or higher at 2560x1080.

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Also why by 5700xt now when AMD is coming out with Ray Tracing in their line up? RT is here to stay and more games are supporting it.

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Also why by 5700xt now when AMD is coming out with Ray Tracing in their line up? RT is here to stay and more games are supporting it.

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I've also heard that Nvidia has better technology in their cards to handle VR better but have not seen that officially. I'm not as heavy a PC gamer as I once was but really want something to handle the VR games that I can now play through Oculus Link.
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Well depending on the VR goggles, if you have the new ones like Index or vive pro (i think they use the same res) the res in each panel is 1440x1600 which is more pixels than 4k when you double it. So the ability to drive that res you need the best cards. Which would be 2080 ti or titan.
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I've also heard that Nvidia has better technology in their cards to handle VR better but have not seen that officially. I'm not as heavy a PC gamer as I once was but really want something to handle the VR games that I can now play through Oculus Link.
I've read reports that the valve index does not work with 5700xt, but can't confirm that. I have the HTC Vive and RTX 2070 Super is running everything very easily at Max settings

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Graphics card suggestions are tough, because there are many considerations. If VR is very important, get the best Nvidia card you can reasonably afford. The RTX 2080Ti is worthwhile for your pursuits.

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I've had good luck for a long time now with buying used cards, mostly on eBay. And then reselling them all with the next upgrade. The NVIDIA 1080Ti is still the card I recommend. I see some sold recently in the $400 range.
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Sorry let me give more information. I'll be using the Oculus Link on the Quest. I've revised my build a little with a new mobo.


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