Solved Geforce 1060 comptuer upgrade question

January 3, 2018 at 16:39:34
Specs: Windows 10
So I just bought a computer from pc world which comes with a AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Processor and a GeForce 1060 6gb.However iv heard that a GeForce 1060 is not good for future proof so I want to upgrade.

This is the inside of the pc-https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=DELL+Inspiron+5675+Gaming+PC+inside&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiS4Nukh73YAhVlFMAKHaTrBB8Q_AUICygC&biw=1920&bih=963#imgrc=wmH4yax7g3IUoM:


1.Is it possible that a GeForce 1070 will fit into it?

2.will a new power supply like a Corsair CP supply fit?


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#1
January 3, 2018 at 21:03:01
You need to look up the physical length of the particular video card you choose and measure your case to see if it will fit, it looks like the hard drive cage might be in the way if it is long (some models may be longer or shorter).
Any decent ATX power supply will fit in a standard gaming tower case. Cheap power supplies may have cables that are short for a bottom mounted power supply but Corsair power supplies are not generally a problem.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
January 4, 2018 at 14:04:51
What makes you think a 1070 will be future proof? There is no such thing. There is always new hardware being released that makes the previous "future proof" hardware obsolete.

Why didn't you post a link to your system? Looks like you got option 3: http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell... It has a 460W power supply so there's no reason to swap it out. There's also no reason to upgrade from a 1060 to a 1070. But hey, it's your money.


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#3
January 5, 2018 at 11:06:14
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There are a lot of variables but you should be just fine with that 1060 6GB and that processor. To be honest anything higher and you'll bottleneck your CPU.

I mean, if you're talking about future proofing your machine then you want to bump up that CPU instead. There's a lot of value in that Ryzen 5 1400 for its performance, and its not terrible, you'll just bottleneck it with anything higher than a 1060 6GB and you'd much rather bottleneck your GPU than your CPU. (If you had to.)

It sounds like whoever made this build did their research, because the combination really does go well together. If I were you, run it into the ground (or another year or so; whichever comes first) then get a new CPU/Mobo combo AND a new GPU. Something that compliments eachother and is a little newer. When that time comes though, calculate your power usage and get a new PSU (if need be, just be sure you aren't going over.)

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