Well, it seems that my MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G died. It ran very well, then in the past few months I sometimes had crashes which seemed to related to the graphics card. Earlier today, I couldn't get my PC out of standby (just a black screen). Restarting the PC gave me first the mainboard start screen, but instead of a Windows 10 login screen I just got a black screen again (no mouse cursor or anything).
I removed the graphics card from the computer and plugged the screen directly to the mainboard, and now I can see something again. That is quite a shame, because I was otherwise very happy with the graphics card.
I'm not really into hardware, so I'd be glad if anybody could give me some advice on which one to get.
My current system:
- OS: Windows 10
- RAM: 8GB
- CPU: i5-3570k
- one SSD and one old school harddrive
What is important for me:
- I need to be able to plug in two screens at once.
- Maximum budget would be 350€ (or $, just something around that), though I wouldn't mind spending less, as I had a couple of annoying bills recently.
- I like to game a lot, so while I don't need always everything on maximum details, I want to be able to play games fluently without them looking ugly (DOTA2, Rust and so on).
- I personally like the NVidia tools quite a lot (like recording videos, or auto-tuning the setting of games), so I wouldn't mind another NVidia card, but if there is another one out there that is far better for less or same money, I'd be open to that too.
Graphics cards I considered:
- MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB X (found that one for 290€)
- MSI Gaming Geforce GTX 1070 8 GB Z (found that one for 460€)
I've read good about either graphics cards. I'm not sure whether the 170 € difference are really worth it.
Thanks a lot for any advice.