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Buying a New car is Never a cost effective solution. Which is why buying a 3+ YO well speced vehicle is nearly always the way to go if you value money. Cars are never an investment. They are a tool. And buying one of Credit tends to mean you are spending money you don't have. The last thing someone should do is put a Videocard on Credit.
The Nvidia flagship cards while nice, and nearly never worth it on a Value perspective. They are for people who want the best, nothing more. They make for great second hand cards for people later in life.
I still rock a GTX1080. Why? Because even at 3440x1440 it still plays every game with great results. Why upgrade when video games have yet to improve themselves. The Mid-High end cards like the RTX2080 & RTX2070 have been the clear choice for higher end video cards the last year+.
So many people still rock GTX1080 and 1080ti cards simply because games just have not improved visually much over the last few years. I'm more interested in the videocards coming a year+ after next gen consoles drop.
You and I clearly aren't working with the same budgets or philosophy. The only peoplepushing for someone to buy used cars are used car salesmen. I don't even want the smell of the last guy in my cars - nor would I buy a used GPU - although I depend on those who buy used to buy my used GPU and my used cars.
When you say the Nvidia GPU isn't "worth it"...
I consider being at the top of performance charts to be worth it.
I consider the piece of mind of having the best to be worth it.
When Techspot posts a performance test and I already know I'm in the 99th percentile, I consider that to be "worth" it.
When I fire up DCS or one of these high-res texture packs and can run it in maximum detail without ever worrying...I consider that "worth it".
Gotta pay to play.