Lowest Cost Graphics Card that will give decent gameplay experience for TGC2

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IIJohnnyRingoII

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« on: July 14, 2017, 01:42:32 PM »
I don't currently do PC gaming.  But I have a curiosity to see the swing differences between PC (I have Xbox 360 controllers I could use on the PC) and I own a PS4.

I currently own a PS4, but have a decent quad core PC that I could throw a graphics card into (currently using onboard graphics as I only use it for work--no gaming), and buy TGC2 on Steam.  I have several open PCI Express slots, a 500 watt power supply, SSD's etc..etc.., so I should be able to get a decent experience by getting a new video card.

I don't have 1080p monitors, I have older 1680x1050 monitors (dual monitors for actual work), so I haven't seen the need for a dedicated graphics card, or an upgrade to monitors as it is fine for work related usage.

I don't want to break the bank, so cheaper is better, as I don't intend to play TGC2 long term on PC as I love the social interaction on PS4.  (And I really don't want to sit at a desk and play games) as I work in an office, and want to escape sitting at a desk while at home.

I don't think that the PC players realize how many issues are plaguing the PS4 at present.  I love the game, and I am willing to be patient to wait for the patch(es) to fix the issues...but I am also very curious of how much better the PC gaming is right now over the PS4.

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 01:54:56 PM »
I spent $210 on an EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 3 GB SC Gaming, ACX 2.0 card, and it has done a fabulous job with The Golf Club 2.  I’m running it a very near ultra detail between 60 and 70 FPS.  You can see the rest of my system’s modest specs in my sigline below to give you an idea of how we stack up.  For some reason, the cost of that card has gone up $75 since I bought it… I feel like I got a bargain now!
Intel Core i5-4440 3.1 GHz
Geforce GTX 1070 8 GB
16 GB PC-1600 DDR3 RAM
Windows 10 64 bit

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 01:56:16 PM »
EVGA 1060 and call it a day.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Support-Graphics-03G-P4-6160-KR/dp/B01KUADE3O/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1500050810&sr=1-1&keywords=evga+gtx+1060+3gb

$228 USD

Thanks...looks like a nice card, but is more money than I want to spend for an experiment (more or less).  I was curious if one of the $50-$75 cards would be sufficient.

Something like this...

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127933


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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 03:03:26 PM »
EVGA 1060 and call it a day.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Support-Graphics-03G-P4-6160-KR/dp/B01KUADE3O/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1500050810&sr=1-1&keywords=evga+gtx+1060+3gb

$228 USD

Thanks...looks like a nice card, but is more money than I want to spend for an experiment (more or less).  I was curious if one of the $50-$75 cards would be sufficient.

Something like this...

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127933

No, stick with the PS4 then.....
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Xbox One X

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IIJohnnyRingoII

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 04:57:19 PM »
EVGA 1060 and call it a day.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Support-Graphics-03G-P4-6160-KR/dp/B01KUADE3O/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1500050810&sr=1-1&keywords=evga+gtx+1060+3gb

$228 USD

Thanks...looks like a nice card, but is more money than I want to spend for an experiment (more or less).  I was curious if one of the $50-$75 cards would be sufficient.

Something like this...

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127933

No, stick with the PS4 then.....

Thanks!

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 04:57:44 PM »
I spent $210 on an EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 3 GB SC Gaming, ACX 2.0 card, and it has done a fabulous job with The Golf Club 2.  I’m running it a very near ultra detail between 60 and 70 FPS.  You can see the rest of my system’s modest specs in my sigline below to give you an idea of how we stack up.  For some reason, the cost of that card has gone up $75 since I bought it… I feel like I got a bargain now!

Thanks for the information. 

 

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