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Can I upgrade to a Geforce GTX 1060 without any problems?


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#1 Nate_30

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 08:16 AM

Hi. I've recently decided to upgrade my GPU from a Nvidia Geforce GTX 950 to a Geforce GTX 1060. I haven't yet, because I don't know if the card's compatible with my current computer. I built the system myself from a kit from new egg. Here are the specs. 

CPU: Intel Core i5 6500
Motherboard: MSI b150m MORTAR (MS-7972)
RAM: 8gb
OS: Windows 8.1 (Because 10 sucks)
Case: Raidmax Dirk tooth
Power:  RAIDMAX rx 500s 500w
I'd just like to know if the card i would like to upgrade to is compatible with my current specs. I can build computers, but i'm not exactly good with all the technicalities with it. Thanks.


Edited by Nate_30, 13 November 2016 - 08:17 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 08:32 AM

 

 

Power:  RAIDMAX rx 500s 500w

Your system is compatible, however i would be very concerned about the reliability of that powersupply. Raidmax PSUs are infamous for failing. 


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#3 Nate_30

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 05:57 PM

 

 

 

Power:  RAIDMAX rx 500s 500w

Your system is compatible, however i would be very concerned about the reliability of that powersupply. Raidmax PSUs are infamous for failing. 

 

Alright, I'm planning on using this as a replacement. Comments?  https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Wired-Bronze-Power-Supply/dp/B004RJ8EKI



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 06:05 PM

 

 

 

 

Power:  RAIDMAX rx 500s 500w

Your system is compatible, however i would be very concerned about the reliability of that powersupply. Raidmax PSUs are infamous for failing. 

 

Alright, I'm planning on using this as a replacement. Comments?  https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Wired-Bronze-Power-Supply/dp/B004RJ8EKI

 

It's a pretty good thing, but for 75$ you can find even better.

For example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PGV4LC6/?tag=pcpapi-20 59.99$ for a 80 Gold+ instead of a Bronze +

Or: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F5LX55K/?tag=pcpapi-20 39.99$ for a 450W 80 Bronze+ (44.99$ for the 500W one). EVGA is a pretty good brand too.

 

Even with the GTX 1060 they should be both enough.


Edited by donisonleague, 13 November 2016 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 06:31 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Power:  RAIDMAX rx 500s 500w

Your system is compatible, however i would be very concerned about the reliability of that powersupply. Raidmax PSUs are infamous for failing. 

 

Alright, I'm planning on using this as a replacement. Comments?  https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Wired-Bronze-Power-Supply/dp/B004RJ8EKI

 

It's a pretty good thing, but for 75$ you can find even better.

For example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PGV4LC6/?tag=pcpapi-20 59.99$ for a 80 Gold+ instead of a Bronze +

Or: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F5LX55K/?tag=pcpapi-20 39.99$ for a 450W 80 Bronze+ (44.99$ for the 500W one). EVGA is a pretty good brand too.

 

Even with the GTX 1060 they should be both enough.

 

The EVGA sounds pretty good. Thank you. 






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