[SOLVED] I think my 1060 died... upgrade options?

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Hi all, not nice from my side to start my first post like this ...
My evga geforce 1060 6g died tonight in a weird way, cooler went hyper crazy, then black screen, while navigating, barely open pc...
After a restart I got an image for few seconds then no more. No fan spinning nothing.
So I'm looking for an upgrade if possible.

Running on H170 PRO GAMING motherboard, 16gb Ram, 750w psu and i5 7600k 3.8h
I know a full pc upgrade sound mode good, but a SH graphic card will end up saving some... not the right time for spending unfortunately.

Will a 2060 be ok or should I lower the stake to a 1080 or any other suggestions?

THanks
 
If its 10th gen on 4xx or 5xx chipset it should be straight foward.

If its 11th gen on 5xx chipset same case as before.

If its 11th gen on 4xx chipset then you will need BIOS update, unless the mobo is a very new stock.


As for installations (short version):

1. Backup all your important data! Most important thing.

2. Ready a Windows inatalation usb drive (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10).

3. Build the new PC outside the case, turn it on, get into the BIOS, check that everything is working (CPU, all drivers and ram detected, PSU giving the right volts, temps, etc.).

4. If everything is ok, then you can install windows this way, or put it inside the case.

5. If you don't want to use a Microsoft account then unplug the ethernet cable and don't connect your Wi-Fi during Windows 10 instalaltion.

6. Finally connect to internet, let Windows update it self, and get all the newest drivers from motherborad website and nvidia.

Cheers!
 
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Hi all, not nice from my side to start my first post like this ...
My evga geforce 1060 6g died tonight in a weird way, cooler went hyper crazy, then black screen, while navigating, barely open pc...
After a restart I got an image for few seconds then no more. No fan spinning nothing.
So I'm looking for an upgrade if possible.

Running on H170 PRO GAMING motherboard, 16gb Ram, 750w psu and i5 7600k 3.8h
I know a full pc upgrade sound mode good, but a SH graphic card will end up saving some... not the right time for spending unfortunately.

Will a 2060 be ok or should I lower the stake to a 1080 or any other suggestions?

THanks
1080 is much better than 2060. From a 1060 I would advise you to get at least 5700 xt, 2070 or used 1080ti. If you are on tight budget and want to sidegrade go for 590.

The best solution nowadays however is to buy a prebuilt with rtx 3000 or RX 6000 card and then keep the GPU and sell the system. It might be tough for few days if you're on budget but the resell value of products are much high in current Market
 
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What the exact brand and model of your 750 watts PSU?
Corsair CX750M

@rakibfahadgts - I will eventually get a new pc, but that will be next year, un till there I’m just looking for the cheaper version of upgrade, worst case scenario I’ll go for another evga 1060 6gb, but worth considering if I can upgrade for some extra cash.
 
Hi all, not nice from my side to start my first post like this ...
My evga geforce 1060 6g died tonight in a weird way, cooler went hyper crazy, then black screen, while navigating, barely open pc...
After a restart I got an image for few seconds then no more. No fan spinning nothing.
So I'm looking for an upgrade if possible.

Running on H170 PRO GAMING motherboard, 16gb Ram, 750w psu and i5 7600k 3.8h
I know a full pc upgrade sound mode good, but a SH graphic card will end up saving some... not the right time for spending unfortunately.

Will a 2060 be ok or should I lower the stake to a 1080 or any other suggestions?

THanks
I'm really sorry you lost your card. Unfortunately your options are crappy and crappier thanks to miners and crypto currency.

Word is there is a large batch of 3060ti incoming. That means you should be able to grab one for $800 if you check every day IF you are lucky.

Do not buy used. With prices so high on everything there's little to no incentive for people to sell because a replacement with something new would be outrageously priced. That would lead me to suspect the seller to offloading a dieing card. Value is not there. And older cards do have caps and vrms MOSFETs that die with time (similar to how yours likely failed)
 
Im with digitalgriffin If you can I would avoid used GPUs.

I do not know how are GPU prices where you are (I know is crazy everywhere, some places worst than others) so I would keep an eye on any store you are used to buy from and see any new GPU at close to MSRP price shows up.

Yeah such a crappy time to lose a GPU.

Ok, so a Corsair CX750M, how old is this PSU?
 
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Im with digitalgriffin If you can I would avoid used GPUs.

I do not know how are GPU prices where you are (I know is crazy everywhere, some places worst than others) so I would keep an eye on any store you are used to buy from and see any new GPU at close to MSRP price shows up.

Yeah such a crappy time to lose a GPU.

Ok, so a Corsair CX750M, how old is this PSU?
I’ll say around 5 years now.
So in conclusion anything but better new, thanks all for reply s
 
I’ll say around 5 years now.
So in conclusion anything but better new, thanks all for reply s
New is always better, but I guess it also depends where you can get a used one. For example my small brother always buys my last GPU when I change cards.


Also about that 5 years old unit, Im not a PSU expert but I would not discard a new PSU too. Perhaps some included in the top tiers https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/psucultists-psu-tier-list-rev-14-8-12-07-2021.3624094/


Cheers
 
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Final solution 500£:
https://ibb.co/xXscc9Y
Working properly now.

The 1060 6gb is faulty somewhere, took it to a shop and got motherboard, psu checked, they look like new, unfortunately my video went wrong somewhere, somehow.
Thank you everyone for quick response and help!
 
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1080 is much better than 2060. From a 1060 I would advise you to get at least 5700 xt, 2070 or used 1080ti. If you are on tight budget and want to sidegrade go for 590.
Actually these days, thanks to driver optimizations, the 1080 and the 2060 are roughly even.

Final solution 500£:
https://ibb.co/xXscc9Y
Working properly now.

The 1060 6gb is faulty somewhere, took it to a shop and got motherboard, psu checked, they look like new, unfortunately my video went wrong somewhere, somehow.
Thank you everyone for quick response and help!
Yea the 3060ti is a very nice upgrade, over the 1060 6gb, even though prices are still terrible. Not much you can do, when you have to have something, now, though.
 

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You don't need an i9. This would be plenty, for just gaming. You could step up to a 5800x, if you wanted/needed, better multitasking capability.

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CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
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100/130 fps in warzone constantly.
As the purchase was done, what upgrade will be recommended as motherboard and cpu, rekon i9 but they wooow
Right now, the most awesome upgrade for the money are the Core i5 10400 and 11400 (6 cores/12 threads) + 2x8 GB DDR4 3200/3600 CL16 and for motherboard any decent B460/B560 or Z490/Z590.

If you wana cross to the other platform with AMD, best thing out there (price performance wise) is the Ryzen 5 5600X + 2x8 GB DDR4 3200/3600 CL14/CL16 + any decent B550 mobo (which should include 1 nvme PCIE4 and 1 usb C front panel plug).
 
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Right now, the most awesome upgrade for the money are the Core i5 10400 and 11400 (6 cores/12 threads) + 2x8 GB DDR4 3200/3600 CL16 and for motherboard any decent B460/B560 or Z490/Z590.

If you wana cross to the other platform with AMD, best thing out there (price performance wise) is the Ryzen 5 5600X + 2x8 GB DDR4 3200/3600 CL14/CL16 + any decent B550 mobo (which should include 1 nvme PCIE4 and 1 usb C front panel plug).
For a Amd change they need more stability. I would prefer Intel for the next years easily.

Things that I’m gonna port from one pc to another: cx750w psu corsair, tested the other day, return values like new one. 2x 8gb corsair vengeance ram 3200.
So I’ll look for decent motherboard, procesor, and coller.
thank you, and any suggestions are very welcome.
 
For a Amd change they need more stability. I would prefer Intel for the next years easily.

Things that I’m gonna port from one pc to another: cx750w psu corsair, tested the other day, return values like new one. 2x 8gb corsair vengeance ram 3200.
So I’ll look for decent motherboard, procesor, and coller.
thank you, and any suggestions are very welcome.
I see, of course is your choice.

Just so you know AMD is been doing x86 CPUs for the last 30 years, they also had the performance crown on the Athlon days. Right now the zen architecture is as stable as it can be, in pair of anything intel have to offer (well not exactly in pair cause depending on the task Ryzen/Threadripper can do the same faster and consuming less power).
Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE and Lenovo are selling EPYC (zen) servers so Im guessing they can't be that unstable. And Threadripper have become the way to go for rough brutal power workstations.

I been runing my R5 3600 everyday without issues since launch day (July 2019). There were a few hiccups for the first 2 weeks, but all was fixed with a few BIOS updates (my guess AMD rushed the product a little bit that time).
In fact I been using this R5 PC everyday, 14 hours a day, since I started doing home office in early march 2020, and Im still using it. Mixing work with a few hours of gaming.

Back to topic, intel is the choice right now because of money, they are cheaper. You can't go wrong with any of them. Thats my humble point of view.

Cheers!
 
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For a Amd change they need more stability. I would prefer Intel for the next years easily.

Things that I’m gonna port from one pc to another: cx750w psu corsair, tested the other day, return values like new one. 2x 8gb corsair vengeance ram 3200.
So I’ll look for decent motherboard, procesor, and coller.
thank you, and any suggestions are very welcome.
I have a 3700x and a 5800x with 0 issues, that were not of my own doing. The stability problems were 1st gen ryzen, and 300 series boards. That said, the 10600k is a really good value right now, if you absolutely want Intel.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($214.90 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z590 UD AC ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($155.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $484.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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The 10400f is a crazy good deal, right now, too.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($150.99 @ Adorama)
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B560 Pro4 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $375.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I have a 3700x and a 5800x with 0 issues, that were not of my own doing. The stability problems were 1st gen ryzen, and 300 series boards. That said, the 10600k is a really good value right now, if you absolutely want Intel.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($214.90 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z590 UD AC ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($155.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $484.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-08-25 09:59 EDT-0400



The 10400f is a crazy good deal, right now, too.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($150.99 @ Adorama)
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B560 Pro4 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $375.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-08-25 10:00 EDT-0400

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Can I keep the motherboard Msi or use your suggestion? (Gygabite)
This is my current configuratio and I have all the parts listed in the partpicker excluding the motherboard and the Cpu, (currently h170 pro gaming & i5 6700k)
Got warned to check if the ram is compatible and pciex for the videocard?! Can’t understand what I’m supposed to look for?!
 
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A 1080 is a hair behind in performance versus a non-Super 2070, only without raytracing/DLSS. Technically, it can do raytracing, but the performance hit isn't worth it. It will never do DLSS. I'm using a 1080 FE, and it's still a decent card in 2021, and the prices should start to come down sooner than RTX cards.
 

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