Question BIG EDIT: GPU upgrade, can my rig take an RTX 2060 ?

deusvolt

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Hi all,

Trust the techgods are shining on you.

I have a query, can my rig take a GeForce RTX 2060 6GB?
I'm concerned about power and cooling.

If so, I will go for one of these:
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX™ 2060 OC edition EVO 6GB GDDR6
OR
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 D6 6GB V2
They seem pretty much the same.

My current set-up is below. I may need a bigger case overall, but assuming fit, any advice on the following would be welcome:
  1. - Compatibility - Nvidia GPU with AMD CPU should be ok, right?
  2. - Power - do I need more for both of these cards, or maybe just for one? Hoping not to have to upgrade PSU.
  3. - Cooling - no idea if what I have will be ok, I suspect as my case gets quite warm currently I need to address this.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6 Core (Socket AM4) CPU
COOLER: AMD Wraith Spire Cooler
GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB NITRO+ [bought 2nd hand nearly 2 years ago, possibly needs benchmarking? Any suggestions welcome]
PSU: Antec NeoECO Modular 650W Semi-Modular PSU
RAM: Adata XPG Gammix D10 8GB (2x 8GB) 3000MHz DDR4
MOBO: Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO AMD Socket AM4 Motherboard
STORAGE: 2x SSD, 1 for OS, 1 for Games,
CASE: Antec GX200 Gaming Case - Black
FANS: Exhaust: 2x 120mm
Intake: 2x 120mm

I usually game online, Red Dead Redemption 2 singleplayer is a favourite, as well as Warzone, Mordhau or Chivalry 2.
I use a 1440p 144hz monitor, which I occasionally drop down to 1080p centred for some FPS gaming to maximise frames, but the size looks crazy small.

As ever, thank you for your sage words of wisdom!
 
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Zerk2012

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Hi all,

Trust the techgods are shining on you.

I have a query, can my rig take a GeForce RTX 2060 6GB?
I'm concerned about power and cooling.

If so, I will go for one of these:
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX™ 2060 OC edition EVO 6GB GDDR6
OR
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 D6 6GB V2
They seem pretty much the same.

My current set-up is below. I may need a bigger case overall, but assuming fit, any advice on the following would be welcome:
  1. - Compatibility - Nvidia GPU with AMD CPU should be ok, right?
  2. - Power - do I need more for both of these cards, or maybe just for one? Hoping not to have to upgrade PSU.
  3. - Cooling - no idea if what I have will be ok, I suspect as my case gets quite warm currently I need to address this.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6 Core (Socket AM4) CPU
COOLER: AMD Wraith Spire Cooler
GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB NITRO+ [bought 2nd hand nearly 2 years ago, possibly needs benchmarking? Any suggestions welcome]
PSU: Antec NeoECO Modular 650W Semi-Modular PSU
RAM: Adata XPG Gammix D10 8GB (2x 8GB) 3000MHz DDR4
MOBO: Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO AMD Socket AM4 Motherboard
STORAGE: 2x SSD, 1 for OS, 1 for Games,
CASE: Antec GX200 Gaming Case - Black
FANS: Exhaust: 2x 120mm
Intake: 2x 120mm

I usually game online, Red Dead Redemption 2 singleplayer is a favourite, as well as Warzone, Mordhau or Chivalry 2.
I use a 1440p 144hz monitor, which I occasionally drop down to 1080p centred for some FPS gaming to maximise frames, but the size looks crazy small.

As ever, thank you for your sage words of wisdom!
The 2060 actually uses a few watts less than the 580 so should be no problems.
 
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