• INTEL Core i5-3450 3.10GHz 1155
  • ASROCK B75 Pro3
  • (2 x 8GB) KINGSTON 16384MB HyperX Blu DDR3 1600Mhz CL10 KIT KHX16C10B1K2/16X
  • Dell E2414HM LED Monitor, 24"

I have 350$ budget, but this is only an upper limit.

I was thinking about Nvidia 1060, 6GB.

I'll use it for casual gaming, would like to run the new games on high res for 1-2 years.

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    First of all, what is the wattage rating of your PSU? Feb 15 '17 at 15:37
  • If you could increase your budget to $370, you could afford the beefier/more powerful GTX 1070. Would that be an option?
    – 0-60FPS
    Feb 15 '17 at 15:58
  • Well it could be. Is this 41% a valid data? gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/… Feb 15 '17 at 16:14
  • It depends... It might be better to look at benchmarks that compare the GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 benchmarked using the games you want to play.
    – 0-60FPS
    Feb 15 '17 at 16:19
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    I'm not sure about userbenchmark, I usually use Passmark for CPUs and GPUs.
    – 0-60FPS
    Feb 15 '17 at 16:38

Considering your budget of $350, some sort of a non-reference Nvidia GTX 1060 is going to be a pretty good option.

I personally have a GTX 1060 that I occasionally game on. However, I primarily use it for CUDA. I am quite satisfied with its performance for how much I paid.

The GTX 1060 meets your requirements:

  • Under budget of $350

  • Can play modern games with good quality

In Addition:

  • Your PSU meets the recommended PSU wattage. However, you will need a molex to 8 pin PCIe power or a 6 pin PCIe to 8 pin PCIe adapter.

  • It supports CUDA, if ever you need to use GPU assisted rendering.

In conclusion:

I would recommend a GTX 1060, such as this Twin Frozr VI from MSI, which you can get for $260 on Amazon or for $275 on Newegg.

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    Just a note, I believe the PSU they have can actually run that GPU since it has a 6+2 Pin PCIe connector (6+2P is safely the same as an 8P), so there would be no need for a 6P to 8P adapter.
    – MrPublic
    Feb 15 '17 at 23:55
  • @MrPublic Thanks for pointing that out, you are correct. I guess I didn't see the "+2" part. I'll edit the question.
    – 0-60FPS
    Feb 16 '17 at 3:11
  • However I do not have the 6+2 cabe, I may have lost it or they didn't even provided it at all. Anyways, do I need to take anything to consideration when i buy a 6 to 8 pin adapter? I suppose I have to connect it to the red slot on the PSU. Feb 16 '17 at 21:28
  • Well the specs page says the 8 pin pci-e is a removable component (since it has a connection on both side according to the figure). But I'm not sure if I interpret it correctly :O. thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001558 Feb 16 '17 at 21:53
  • @FerencDajka I looked at thermaltake's site for your psu and didn't see anything about the pcie power being removable. Maybe I'm missing something?
    – 0-60FPS
    Feb 17 '17 at 1:34

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