Question Replacing GTX 760 with RTX 2060?

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So I want to replace my GPU, but I am unsure if my motherboard is compatible with the RTX 2060 6gb. I dont really know too much of what I'm supposed to look out for, so I'm just looking for any pointers or help as to what to do.
Is RTX 2060 too strong for my current build? If so, any suggestion as to what I sould buy instead?

Here is my build :
Processor
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690 CPU @ 3.50GHz
Manufacturer Intel
Speed 3.5 GHz
Number of Cores 4
CPU ID BFEBFBFF000306C3
Family 06
Model 3C
Stepping 3
Revision 12

Memory
RAM 16 GB DDR3 Kingston PC3-12000 1.35V

Video Card
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast Edition
Manufacturer
Chipset GeForce GTX 760
Dedicated Memory 2.0 GB
Total Memory 10 GB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 10DE
Device 1187
Plug and Play ID VEN_10DE&DEV_1187&SUBSYS_0984196E&REV_A1
Driver Version 27.21.14.6089

Video Card #2
Video Card Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
Manufacturer
Chipset Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
Dedicated Memory 64 MB
Total Memory 2.0 GB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 8086
Device 0412
Plug and Play ID VEN_8086&DEV_0412&SUBSYS_D0001458&REV_06
Driver Version 10.18.10.3960

Operating System
Operating System Windows 7
Service Pack 1
Size 64-bit
Edition
Version 6.1.7601

BIOS
BIOS Date: 06/19/14 23:14:41 Ver: 04.06.05
Version
Manufacturer American Megatrends Inc.
Date 06/19/14

I also have the Gigabyte H81M-S2PV motherboard.

The PC is about 7 years old, and runs nice, but I'd like to be able to enjoy some of the newer games, and my GPU just won't work with them.
Price isn't all that important to me, I could just buy a new one, but if there is a chance to just upgrade my current build, I'd prefer to try it.

If you need any more details please ask, as I said, I'm not really an expert on this stuff.
Thanks.
 
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The 2060 will work with your motherboard, but it consumes quite a bit more power than the 760, so please list what psu you have so I can tell you if you have a good enough psu.

It will be a big step up from the 760, but it probably will be a little bottlenecked by that old i5.
(Why aren't you getting a 3060 though?)
Also, upgrade to windows 10.
 
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The 2060 will work with your motherboard, but it consumes quite a bit more power than the 760, so please list what psu you have so I can tell you if you have a good enough psu.

It will be a big step up from the 760, but it probably will be a little bottlenecked by that old i5.
(Why aren't you getting a 3060 though?)
Also, upgrade to windows 10.
I use the LC600H-12 V2.31
600W max
120mm fan
1x PCI-Express 6 pin & 1x PCI-Express 6+2 pin

I think it should work (hopefully).
I would buy the 3060 but it's easier to find the 2060 in my country. and I don't really feel like waiting a month or so for it to arrive from abroad. Unless you believe it would be a better match?
Considering my CPU, I think even the 2060 would be pushing it, since I don't plan on upgrading it - it'd just be easier to buy a new pc.

Also, will the size of the 2060 be an issue?
I found an RTX-2060 WF OC 2X 6Gb ddr6 for 565 $. Is it gonna fit? I know I'm asking a lot of questions, but I wanna make sure I'm not going to be spending money just to find out it's not going to work.
Let me know your thoughts.
And thanks again.
 
LC600H-12 V2.31
The official site names this series as "Office Series" and they do that by design. It means it's not meant to power a gaming rig. It can supply 240W per 12V rail, which in this case it's 480W total, at best.

I do NOT recommend using this PSU to power any modern GPU that needs more than a 8pin and it would be better if you swap it for a better and higher quality PSU.
 
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The official site names this series as "Office Series" and they do that by design. It means it's not meant to power a gaming rig. It can supply 240W per 12V rail, which in this case it's 480W total, at best.

I do NOT recommend using this PSU to power any modern GPU that needs more than a 8pin and it would be better if you swap it for a better and higher quality PSU.
So, all things considered, it'd be better to wait a while and buy a new pc?
Replacing the old parts with newer ones (GPU, CPU. PSU, etc.) seems to come to a certain price point, and at this rate I think It's smarter to save some more money and get a better rig.
 
Indeed it's a better idea to save more and buy a whole new PC. Also it's a very very very bad time to purchase anything that is PC related as the prices are in some case more than double of what they should, due to covid-19, supply issues, scalpers, mining boom, etc
 
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