MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC GDDR5 Graphics Card with free 120GB SSD £158.99 Ebuyer
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MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC GDDR5 Graphics Card with free 120GB SSD £158.99 Ebuyer

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Hey guys,

Here's another fantastic bundle from Ebuyer. Ebuyer have been belting them out lately. THis is ideal for anyone wanting to get into PC gaming. I have seen cheaper 1050TI's but with the SSD it makes it a good deal.
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mickmartin1617 m ago

£25 for the SSD,£134 for this card......Is it worth it?I don't game but am …£25 for the SSD,£134 for this card......Is it worth it?I don't game but am looking at the possibility of Oculus rift, Would this be adequate.


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Great price for what you get.
good price making the card £130/£135 Heat
£25 for the SSD,£134 for this card......Is it worth it?I don't game but am looking at the possibility of Oculus rift, Would this be adequate.
mickmartin1617 m ago

£25 for the SSD,£134 for this card......Is it worth it?I don't game but am …£25 for the SSD,£134 for this card......Is it worth it?I don't game but am looking at the possibility of Oculus rift, Would this be adequate.


No
mickmartin1629 m ago

£25 for the SSD,£134 for this card......Is it worth it?I don't game but am …£25 for the SSD,£134 for this card......Is it worth it?I don't game but am looking at the possibility of Oculus rift, Would this be adequate.


Oculus changed its minimum settings recommendation down from 1060 to 1050ti late last year so theoretically you can use it, but whether it'll be adequate it another question altogether.

Oculus' minimum spec is also some way away from Oculus' recommended spec which is a GTX970 or close approximation.

There are some very good deals knocking around for 1060 6gb cards at the moment. If you are really keen to do VR then I'd look to spend a little more for one of these.

But then, if you're getting in to the realms of huge, prohibitive upgrades system-wide, I've recommended to some people to simple go PSVR if you just want the novelty.
Or just buy one of the many R9 280x cards on eBay for about 80 quid which is about the same speed as the 1050.
People seem to forget how old these cards are, You can pick up a HD7970 for like 60 quid, Which again is about you same speed, Or maybe just a very small fraction slower.
Argh... bought a used 1050Ti for £150 last month!
On the look out for a good deal on a Low Profile 1050ti for a dell OptiPlex (bought after seeing on here)

Anyone happen to see anything worth considering recently?
babylon1 h, 7 m ago

Or just buy one of the many R9 280x cards on eBay for about 80 quid which …Or just buy one of the many R9 280x cards on eBay for about 80 quid which is about the same speed as the 1050.People seem to forget how old these cards are, You can pick up a HD7970 for like 60 quid, Which again is about you same speed, Or maybe just a very small fraction slower.


you get no warrenty on any of those cards, you don't know how used they are, they have limited support for drivers. i would prefer these at a slightly higher price, it's a better deal than going second hand for older cards. Plus this GTX 1050Ti sips power, the r9 280x is power hungry.
Is this a really good deal? Looking to do a build, are there any better deals than this I could be getting?
fralex0141 m ago

you get no warrenty on any of those cards, you don't know how used they …you get no warrenty on any of those cards, you don't know how used they are, they have limited support for drivers. i would prefer these at a slightly higher price, it's a better deal than going second hand for older cards. Plus this GTX 1050Ti sips power, the r9 280x is power hungry.


I get that, But if your happy with this sort of power, Second hand is the way to go, OK, You can say no warranty, But Graphics cards are on the whole pretty reliable, And if a second hand one is gonna break down, It will probably be around the same time as the 1050 is completely out of date, Which it as good as is now.
If your happy to pay this sort of money for this power and technology in this day, Then we can't complain when they take cards 'HD7970-R9 280x ' and re-brand them.
If you don't need a "free" SSD, then you can grab the 1050Ti for ~£136 HERE!

Nice deal though, and shows how both the prices of NAND flash and GPU's are coming down pretty fast now.
DuncanMiller4 h, 3 m ago

On the look out for a good deal on a Low Profile 1050ti for a dell …On the look out for a good deal on a Low Profile 1050ti for a dell OptiPlex (bought after seeing on here)Anyone happen to see anything worth considering recently?


amazon.co.uk/Gig…OXU

You're paying a bit of a premium for low profile but that's pretty good all round.

babylon2 h, 32 m ago

I get that, But if your happy with this sort of power, Second hand is the …I get that, But if your happy with this sort of power, Second hand is the way to go, OK, You can say no warranty, But Graphics cards are on the whole pretty reliable, And if a second hand one is gonna break down, It will probably be around the same time as the 1050 is completely out of date, Which it as good as is now. If your happy to pay this sort of money for this power and technology in this day, Then we can't complain when they take cards 'HD7970-R9 280x ' and re-brand them.



I'd second that except on the proviso that second-hand power-hungry cards are more prone to failure, not so much the GPU but the VRMs or fans having been worked hard. The 1050 Ti is a very good balance of power and efficiency. I had an R9 290 go bang pretty catastrophically and a piece of one of the VRMs flew out the back, getting jammed between the PCB and backplate - it was second-hand but from CeX so it went straight back there.
mickmartin166 h, 3 m ago

£25 for the SSD,£134 for this card......Is it worth it?I don't game but am …£25 for the SSD,£134 for this card......Is it worth it?I don't game but am looking at the possibility of Oculus rift, Would this be adequate.


If you like motion sickness go right ahead. This card is right at the lower end of its recommendations, so I wouldn't advise it, no.
Arnie_Incorporated3 h, 59 m ago

Is this a really good deal? Looking to do a build, are there any better …Is this a really good deal? Looking to do a build, are there any better deals than this I could be getting?


Honestly depends on your requirements from the PC, I PERSONALLY wouldn't opt for a 1050 - but i guess it depends on what you expect from the machine and your budget for the whole build.
Is this one off eBay too good to be true ? (< £50). How can you tell if it is the genuine article?

GTX 1050 TI

Thanks
Sphere6 m ago

Is this one off eBay too good to be true ? (< £50). How can you tell if …Is this one off eBay too good to be true ? (< £50). How can you tell if it is the genuine article?GTX 1050 TIThanks


If it's that cheap it's fake, also the description:
Model:High imitation GTX1050TI 4G
Arnie_Incorporated4 h, 49 m ago

Is this a really good deal? Looking to do a build, are there any better …Is this a really good deal? Looking to do a build, are there any better deals than this I could be getting?



For a new build this makes it a bargain. The 1050Ti is very capable up to 2k resolution.
Sphere38 m ago

Is this one off eBay too good to be true ? (< £50). How can you tell if …Is this one off eBay too good to be true ? (< £50). How can you tell if it is the genuine article?GTX 1050 TIThanks



Linus tested these generic Chinese graphics cards. They are actually old gen cards
plewis001 h, 52 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GeForce-1050-Profile-GDDR5/dp/B01N33SOXUYou're paying a bit of a premium for low profile but that's pretty good all round. I'd second that except on the proviso that second-hand power-hungry cards are more prone to failure, not so much the GPU but the VRMs or fans having been worked hard. The 1050 Ti is a very good balance of power and efficiency. I had an R9 290 go bang pretty catastrophically and a piece of one of the VRMs flew out the back, getting jammed between the PCB and backplate - it was second-hand but from CeX so it went straight back there.


Thirded. Buying a second hand AMD card for over £100 at this point is really just asking for trouble especially since mining on Nvidia was kind of limited to the last 12 months whereas it's been going on AMD for years.

Chances are that you will unfortunately receive a card that some arse clown has been running at 100% 24/7 in the corner of his garage for the last couple of years. If you're comfortably dissassembling them and cleaning them up then go for it but most people won't be.
Edited by: "Spark" 10th Jul
Sphere51 m ago

Is this one off eBay too good to be true ? (< £50). How can you tell if …Is this one off eBay too good to be true ? (< £50). How can you tell if it is the genuine article?GTX 1050 TIThanks


As someone else just said, that will be an old 750Ti with a hacked BIOS on it. There are numerous Reddit posts and videos on YouTube about them by Linus, Craft Computing, Tech Yes City etc.

If you look at the fourth picture along then it's a dead giveaway. The card in the picture has a VGA port but no pascal cards use VGA.

If you really want to roll the dice though, there's one here for £39 and it's shipped from the UK.

ebay.co.uk/itm…645
Edited by: "Spark" 10th Jul
Spark19 m ago

As someone else just said, that will be an old 750Ti with a hacked BIOS on …As someone else just said, that will be an old 750Ti with a hacked BIOS on it. There are numerous Reddit posts and videos on YouTube about them by Linus, Craft Computing, Tech Yes City etc.If you look at the fourth picture along then it's a dead giveaway. The card in the picture has a VGA port but no pascal cards use VGA.If you really want to roll the dice though, there's one here for £39 and it's shipped from the UK. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yeston-GeForce-GTX1050Ti-128bit-4GB-GDDR5-Gaming-Computer-PC-Video-Graphics-Card/253742752645


If it has VGA it's more like to be a GTS 450, for some reason they love hacking the Fermi cards so it's almost always those. In fairness, they seem to work fine (if your requirements are such that you wouldn't miss the performance). But yes, if it's too good to be true, it probably is.
plewis006 m ago

If it has VGA it's more like to be a GTS 450, for some reason they love …If it has VGA it's more like to be a GTS 450, for some reason they love hacking the Fermi cards so it's almost always those. In fairness, they seem to work fine (if your requirements are such that you wouldn't miss the performance). But yes, if it's too good to be true, it probably is.


The video I watched last night funnily enough was a 750Ti that had been flashed to think it was a 1050Ti. I think it was by Gamers Nexus.

If you look at some of the cheap Chinese 750Ti's on Ebay though, they might look a bit familiar.

ebay.co.uk/itm…078

By all accounts they choose Kepler cards because they're available cheap in abundance in China atm and modding the BIOS is as simple as opening it in a hex editor and just changing a couple of values. That is enough to trick GPU-Z.
Spark1 m ago

The video I watched last night funnily enough was a 750Ti that had been …The video I watched last night funnily enough was a 750Ti that had been flashed to think it was a 1050Ti. I think it was by Gamers Nexus. If you look at some of the cheap Chinese 750Ti's on Ebay though, they might look a bit familiar. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GTX750TI-2GB-GDDR5-192bit-VGA-DVI-HDMI-Graphics-Card-With-Fan-For-NVIDIA-GeForce/273337291078By all accounts they choose Kepler cards because they're available cheap in abundance in China atm and modding the BIOS is as simple as opening it in a hex editor and just changing a couple of values. That is enough to trick GPU-Z.


I'll check it out, I mean, that's not a bad price for a 750 Ti otherwise! Is your link likely to be a 750 Ti or something hacked to be something else?
plewis007 m ago

I'll check it out, I mean, that's not a bad price for a 750 Ti otherwise! …I'll check it out, I mean, that's not a bad price for a 750 Ti otherwise! Is your link likely to be a 750 Ti or something hacked to be something else?


No those are real 750Ti's. This was the video I watched. If you look at Google images of the 750Ti then everything matches up. The worst risk is they've flashed a 1GB model to think it's the 2GB version.

I might get one myself because my monitor doesn't support iGPU's so it would be useful for testing if something ever starts playing up.
Spark2 h, 11 m ago

No those are real 750Ti's. This was the video I watched. If you look at …No those are real 750Ti's. This was the video I watched. If you look at Google images of the 750Ti then everything matches up. The worst risk is they've flashed a 1GB model to think it's the 2GB version. [Video]


I’ve really seen it all now... when they do this dodgy flash does the card try to address 2GB of RAM with only 1GB physical as that won’t end well will it? I heard sometimes they skim the actual GPU so the markings aren’t visible too.

I got burnt the other day when I bought an Inno3D 1070 8GB and on plugging it in turns out it was a 1060 3GB, only noticed as I saw the VBIOS flash up during startup or I might not have known. Someone had gone to the trouble of replacing the backplate with a 1070 serialed one as Inno3D make a 1060 with the same PCB and heatsink so it allow just screws on. Came from Amazon, bet they don’t follow it up...

With your scam GPUs apparently if you open a case they’ll just refund you and let you keep it if you don’t make a fuss, not the most ethical thing but you could take advantage of that.
How does this compare with a 980?
plewis001 h, 9 m ago

I’ve really seen it all now... when they do this dodgy flash does the card …I’ve really seen it all now... when they do this dodgy flash does the card try to address 2GB of RAM with only 1GB physical as that won’t end well will it? I heard sometimes they skim the actual GPU so the markings aren’t visible too. I got burnt the other day when I bought an Inno3D 1070 8GB and on plugging it in turns out it was a 1060 3GB, only noticed as I saw the VBIOS flash up during startup or I might not have known. Someone had gone to the trouble of replacing the backplate with a 1070 serialed one as Inno3D make a 1060 with the same PCB and heatsink so it allow just screws on. Came from Amazon, bet they don’t follow it up...With your scam GPUs apparently if you open a case they’ll just refund you and let you keep it if you don’t make a fuss, not the most ethical thing but you could take advantage of that.


Exactly. I've noticed that some of the cheaper Chinese ones on eBay now state that they're a custom card though, probably so they can try to make excuses with PayPal.

I've heard of people buying CPU's on Amazon and then switching them for an old chip by delidding to abuse returns as well.
Daltone1 h, 4 m ago

How does this compare with a 980?


It's not as good as the 980.
Daltone1 h, 24 m ago

How does this compare with a 980?


1060 compares roughly with the 980 from this gen of cards.

Spark20 m ago

Exactly. I've noticed that some of the cheaper Chinese ones on eBay now …Exactly. I've noticed that some of the cheaper Chinese ones on eBay now state that they're a custom card though, probably so they can try to make excuses with PayPal. I've heard of people buying CPU's on Amazon and then switching them for an old chip by delidding to abuse returns as well.



I would go ape if they tried to pull that on me, custom cards... I suppose all they legally have to do is give a refund though. What’s that ‘high imitation’ thing though? I’ve seen the chip de-lids, someone posted it on Reddit, got done for a 7960X that someone had faked up.
Gave it heat. Easily a great deal
Thanks, I'll stick with what I have then.
plewis001 h, 7 m ago

1060 compares roughly with the 980 from this gen of cards

plewis001 h, 35 m ago

1060 compares roughly with the 980 from this gen of cards.I would go ape …1060 compares roughly with the 980 from this gen of cards.I would go ape if they tried to pull that on me, custom cards... I suppose all they legally have to do is give a refund though. What’s that ‘high imitation’ thing though? I’ve seen the chip de-lids, someone posted it on Reddit, got done for a 7960X that someone had faked up.


Basically it sounds like some of them are selling slightly lower cards like a 660Ti and then flashing it with a BIOS that ID's as a 750Ti and includes a factory overclock so it runs at around 80-90% of the 750Ti's performance.

They still wouldn't have a leg to stand on if it came to an Ebay or PayPal dispute though because they're clearly mislabelling the card either way.
Spark1 h, 3 m ago

Basically it sounds like some of them are selling slightly lower cards …Basically it sounds like some of them are selling slightly lower cards like a 660Ti and then flashing it with a BIOS that ID's as a 750Ti and includes a factory overclock so it runs at around 80-90% of the 750Ti's performance. They still wouldn't have a leg to stand on if it came to an Ebay or PayPal dispute though because they're clearly mislabelling the card either way.


I am kind of in awe - almost at the lengths people will go to sell stuff that isn't really what it is. Fakery really has taken a step up recently...
plewis006 m ago

I am kind of in awe - almost at the lengths people will go to sell stuff …I am kind of in awe - almost at the lengths people will go to sell stuff that isn't really what it is. Fakery really has taken a step up recently...


It's mostly been caused in the GPU market by scarcity of the latest cards, YouTube channels pushing the benefits of older and used hardware and most importantly the ability for Chinese resellers to communicate directly with buyers in the west looking for a bargain through the likes of Ebay and Wish.

Most of the buyers of this stuff tend to be in Russia and Central/South America rather than western countries though. Russia is big business on AliExpress especially.
Edited by: "Spark" 10th Jul
daanuk15 h, 25 m ago

Oculus changed its minimum settings recommendation down from 1060 to …Oculus changed its minimum settings recommendation down from 1060 to 1050ti late last year so theoretically you can use it, but whether it'll be adequate it another question altogether. Oculus' minimum spec is also some way away from Oculus' recommended spec which is a GTX970 or close approximation. There are some very good deals knocking around for 1060 6gb cards at the moment. If you are really keen to do VR then I'd look to spend a little more for one of these. But then, if you're getting in to the realms of huge, prohibitive upgrades system-wide, I've recommended to some people to simple go PSVR if you just want the novelty.


The psvr is ages away in terms of quality from the Oculus Rift or Htc Vive.
Is this good for a 4k htpc uhd bluray? Not interested in gaming on this.
Daniel_PerezDominguez6 h, 3 m ago

The psvr is ages away in terms of quality from the Oculus Rift or Htc Vive.


You didn't really read what I wrote. I said if you want the 'novelty' of VR.

If the poster is wanting to do VR as cheaply as he/she can, then the chances are that it is more for the purposes of novelty than it is to get immersed 'second life' style world and never come out of it.

In that sense the PSVR is a great solution. For magnificent VR performance then the poster would need a completely new system - hence why I alluded to prohibitive system-wide upgrades.

I would also counter your point with the fact that a poorly provisioned Rift or Vive setup using underpowered components would give performance that was inferior to the PSVR in a number of instances.
The difference between a 1050Ti and a proper VR-capable card are significant. The 1050Ti won't cut it for the performance you expect from PC VR gaming (or for 4K gaming). It's 1080p gaming or less.

That said, the 1050Ti is a great little card, especially for eSports. It'll chew through Overwatch like there's no tomorrow. With the SSD, and assuming the 1050Ti will physically fit in the machine, it's a spectacular upgrade for most pre-builts if you want to play CS:GO, Fortnight Fortnite, Rocket League, DOTA2, LoL or my personal addiction, Overwatch.

It'll play triple-A games, albeit with settings turned down.

I can't comment on how well it'll play PUBG, because that game ran like arse on EVERYTHING last time I saw it.

Sure, you'll get much better results with a 1080Ti. But for value-for-money upgrade that probably won't require you to replace your PSU? Great deal. Heat added. And if you've not tried it, wait until the next FREE WEEKEND and try Overwatch. It's brilliant fun. The world could always use more heroes.
Edited by: "Nexy" 11th Jul
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