Can my computer handle a GTX 1060 with no problems?

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Hello,

I was wondering if my computer I have at the moment will be able to handle a GTX 1060 Graphics card with all the components I have. Will it fit properly? Will it be a big boost rather than having my 960?

I have looked through a lot of threads online to answer my question but none seem to answer it the way i can fully understand it, if that makes sense.

Here is my current part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/nickbg7n/saved/9qFLrH

Il break down the parts here just incase that link does not work.

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory

Storage: Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card

Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM 64-bit

Thank you in advance for your assistance. :)
 

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Yeah, your computer is definitely good enough to run that. Although I don't know if the 1060 will be a huge upgrade over the 960, as they are both still very good cards. Keep in mind that if you're going for the 1060 3GB, you will be losing a gigabyte of VRAM as well.
 

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Yeah, your computer is definitely good enough to run that. Although I don't know if the 1060 will be a huge upgrade over the 960, as they are both still very good cards. Keep in mind that if you're going for the 1060 3GB, you will be losing a gigabyte of VRAM as well.
 

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no problems


yes a gtx 1060 6gb is a nice upgrade from a 960
 

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Alright i appreciate your answer.

If i was going to get the 1060 i might go with a overkill and get the 6gb. Does the VRAM actually help performance of graphics cards by a lot? (kind of a stupid question)

Also, will i have any problems fitting the graphics card in my case? Is the chips right for my motherboard?

Sorry for all the questions.
 

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no problems


yes a gtx 1060 6gb is a nice upgrade from a 960[/quotemsg]

I did not see your response before i typed up my other one. Sorry about that.

 

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VRAM is quite significant to the performance of the card, as more VRAM = more available memory the card has to use. As most cards use at least 3-4GB for games nowadays, 3GB won't be enough in the near future. The 6GB card is a much better option.

I have checked the motherboard and case, and there should be no problems fitting it in.
 

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mostly because the 3gb version of the 1060 has also been internally neutered, it does not just have less vram
 

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Alright, thats awesome! I also heard that the more VRAM you have the more monitors you can handle? Im running two 1920 x 1080 monitors at the moment. One 144ghz and one 66ghz.

I see there are alot of different kind of 1060's, what one in your opinion is the best to get?

I plan on attempting to run some of today's top hit games on at least low-medium while recording at 1080p. I have had my 960 for awhile, and as you may know, new games come out and I'm thinking i might want to upgrade.

My current budget is $350.00 not sure if i should try and go for a 1070?

And alright, thank you maxalge.
 

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What one do you think I should go for?

I notice there are a lot to pick from. And I'm not sure 100% what is the best for my position.

 

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