[SOLVED] need help finding what Graphics Card i can upgrade to

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hey im just wondering what Graphics Card i can upgrade to from my old one

i dont no alot about pc's but this is what i'v got

windows 10
predator g3-605
intel core i7 processor 4770
nvdia geforce gtx 645 2gb
12gb ddr3 memory
power supply 300w
 

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hi jim i was looking more at a $400 graphics card and needed it for just better performance gaming, i was in a bit of a rush but i've just got a new inno3d geforce gtx 1060 3gb 192bit gddr5 so my main question do you think that's ok to go in my pc?
Nope, that gpu requires at least a 450w psu.
 
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Whats ur budget? And what do you plan to do with it?
hi jim i was looking more at a $400 graphics card and needed it for just better performance gaming, i was in a bit of a rush but i've just got a new inno3d geforce gtx 1060 3gb 192bit gddr5 so my main question do you think that's ok to go in my pc?
 

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hi jim i was looking more at a $400 graphics card and needed it for just better performance gaming, i was in a bit of a rush but i've just got a new inno3d geforce gtx 1060 3gb 192bit gddr5 so my main question do you think that's ok to go in my pc?
Nope, that gpu requires at least a 450w psu.
 

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hi jim i was looking more at a $400 graphics card and needed it for just better performance gaming, i was in a bit of a rush but i've just got a new inno3d geforce gtx 1060 3gb 192bit gddr5 so my main question do you think that's ok to go in my pc?
IF you were looking at 400$, why bought 1060 3gb? Or do you plan on upgrading again?
 
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hi jim i was looking more at a $400 graphics card and needed it for just better performance gaming, i was in a bit of a rush but i've just got a new inno3d geforce gtx 1060 3gb 192bit gddr5 so my main question do you think that's ok to go in my pc?
Though the others are correct, I have used a GPU that required a higher power than my PSU could provide to no noticeable ill effect. Though I am not condoning it.

A 1050 would have been a safer bet...
 
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damn really i think i'll just build a new one lol

Though the others are correct, I have used a GPU that required a higher power than my PSU could provide to no noticeable ill effect. Though I am not condoning it.

A 1050 would have been a safer bet...
To be more specific on what I said, I have tried running a Gtx 750ti which requires 300w on a 200 ish watts psu before.

When looking at gpu specs, there are two power specs, one for the demand of the gpu, another for the minimum recommended power requirement.

In the case of the gtx 750ti, the first spec (listed as graphics card power in nvidia site) is only 60 watts, so it could be run even without the 300w power requirement.

Don’t quote me on this but the way I understand it is the minimum power requirement accounts for all other components in the system including the gpu, not just the gpu in itself.
 

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To be more specific on what I said, I have tried running a Gtx 750ti which requires 300w on a 200 ish watts psu before.

When looking at gpu specs, there are two power specs, one for the demand of the gpu, another for the minimum recommended power requirement.

In the case of the gtx 750ti, the first spec (listed as graphics card power in nvidia site) is only 60 watts, so it could be run even without the 300w power requirement.

Don’t quote me on this but the way I understand it is the minimum power requirement accounts for all other components in the system including the gpu, not just the gpu in itself.
That wasn't the point. I had a 400W PSU with 192 W on 12V rails. Even 1650 was enough to shut it down.
Without knowing his PSU model, you can't say for sure it's actually 300W. And even if it is 300W, keeping it under load at all times isn't ideal let alone safe.
 
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That wasn't the point. I had a 400W PSU with 192 W on 12V rails. Even 1650 was enough to shut it down.
Without knowing his PSU model, you can't say for sure it's actually 300W. And even if it is 300W, keeping it under load at all times isn't ideal let alone safe.
I understand, thats why I said on my first post that I don’t condone it... was just elaborating. What I'm trying to say is it could be done in some cases, but it shouldn’t.
 
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Nope, that gpu requires at least a 450w psu.
hey just wondering if you think this is all compatible

inno3d geforce gtx 1060 3gb 192 bit gddr5
Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Corsair RM550x 550W V2 Power Supply Fully Modular 80 Plus Gold
Intel Core i5 9600KF 6 Core LGA 1151 up to 4.6GHz CPU Processor
Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) Vengeance LPX 3200MHz DDR4 RAM - Black
Silicon Power 256GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28")
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5in SATA3 256MB Cache Hard Drive

if there is somthing im missing or somthing in here that cant work with whats here it be awesome if you can let me no
 

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hey just wondering if you think this is all compatible

inno3d geforce gtx 1060 3gb 192 bit gddr5
Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Corsair RM550x 550W V2 Power Supply Fully Modular 80 Plus Gold
Intel Core i5 9600KF 6 Core LGA 1151 up to 4.6GHz CPU Processor
Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) Vengeance LPX 3200MHz DDR4 RAM - Black
Silicon Power 256GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28")
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5in SATA3 256MB Cache Hard Drive

if there is somthing im missing or somthing in here that cant work with whats here it be awesome if you can let me no
The first thing I'd remove from this would be the GTX1060 . 3GB? Seriously? Even at 1080p some games require more than 4GB. How much are you getting the 1060 for? There might be obvious better choice than that.
 
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i've been sitting here for like 30 mins waiting for a reply and my dumb ass didnt refresh to that you guys have been replying the whole time lol
 
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The first thing I'd remove from this would be the GTX1060 . 3GB? Seriously? Even at 1080p some games require more than 4GB. How much are you getting the 1060 for? There might be obvious better choice than that.
thing is i already got the 1060 today and got it for $360 au dollers lol
 

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hey just wondering if you think this is all compatible

inno3d geforce gtx 1060 3gb 192 bit gddr5
Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Corsair RM550x 550W V2 Power Supply Fully Modular 80 Plus Gold
Intel Core i5 9600KF 6 Core LGA 1151 up to 4.6GHz CPU Processor
Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) Vengeance LPX 3200MHz DDR4 RAM - Black
Silicon Power 256GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28")
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5in SATA3 256MB Cache Hard Drive

if there is somthing im missing or somthing in here that cant work with whats here it be awesome if you can let me no
Are you on a budget? If you are, tell me your budget and ill come up with a better list if needed
 

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