[SOLVED] Spec advice for running at 1440p

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Hi, I'm currently running at 1080p at 60Hz but am considering upgrading my monitor to 1440p display. I was thinking a 2060 super GPU or perhaps a 2070 (I know the 30 series is arriving but I don't think I need that much, and hoping 2070 super will drop price).
Would this work at 1440p with decent fps with my current specs:

i5-8400
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
ASUS® PRIME Z370-P: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY

current GPU is GTX 1060 6GB

Any advice very welcome

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Hi, thanks for your reply.

I agree a 3060 would be better, but as you said, I would need to upgrade the PSU as well, I was thinking I could avoid this for now by getting a 20 series. I'm only a casual gamer so don't need top end, but I would like to run on a 1440p monitor though.

Would my current build plus a 20 series GPU achieve this?
A RTX 3000 series GPU doesn't automatically equate to the need for a better power supply. Sure, the RTX 3080 uses a ton of power, but the RTX 3060 will probably use similar or even less power than a RTX 2070 Super, so there is no need to discount the RTX 3060 purely due to concerns about your PSU.

But to answer your question, yes, a RTX 2000 series GPU should work fine in your case.
 
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Well I'd suggest the 3060 regardless if your GPU isn't dead. It'll probably be around 2080 level performance. And if you can a CPU as well as PSU upgrade would serve you well. But if you don't wanna spend too much money, GPU and PSU should come first then CPU
 
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The RTX 2060 Super is a very nice 1080p card; it's 1440p capable but certainly not optimal. If you want to play at 1440p with high in-game settings and higher than 60 fps refresh rates, you'll need a 2070 Super minimum.

A RTX 3060 will probably be an overall better card, but if you don't want to wait for it to become readily available, a RTX 2070 Super or better should suit you well.

I used to own an Intel i5-8400; it's not the ideal CPU, but it should be fine for your purposes for the time being. However, if you do get a more powerful CPU and/or a GPU more powerful than a RTX 2070 Super, you should upgrade your power supply to (ideally) a 750 watt model,
 
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Hi, thanks for your reply.

I agree a 3060 would be better, but as you said, I would need to upgrade the PSU as well, I was thinking I could avoid this for now by getting a 20 series. I'm only a casual gamer so don't need top end, but I would like to run on a 1440p monitor though.

Would my current build plus a 20 series GPU achieve this?
 

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Hi, thanks for your reply.

I agree a 3060 would be better, but as you said, I would need to upgrade the PSU as well, I was thinking I could avoid this for now by getting a 20 series. I'm only a casual gamer so don't need top end, but I would like to run on a 1440p monitor though.

Would my current build plus a 20 series GPU achieve this?
A RTX 3000 series GPU doesn't automatically equate to the need for a better power supply. Sure, the RTX 3080 uses a ton of power, but the RTX 3060 will probably use similar or even less power than a RTX 2070 Super, so there is no need to discount the RTX 3060 purely due to concerns about your PSU.

But to answer your question, yes, a RTX 2000 series GPU should work fine in your case.
 
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Your replies are much appreciated.

I think I may aim for a 3060 on your advice depending on whether my wallet agrees, but good to know a 20 series will do what I want.

Thanks.
 

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Your replies are much appreciated.

I think I may aim for a 3060 on your advice depending on whether my wallet agrees, but good to know a 20 series will do what I want.

Thanks.
Happy to help. I personally want a RTX 3090, but my wallet doesn't agree lol.

Just FYI, so far the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 have proven nearly impossible to find in stock. Neither the RTX 3070 or RTX 3060 have released yet, but those cards might end up running into the same availability issues. If you want a new GPU and get impatient waiting, that's a good reason to opt for a 2000 series GPU instead.
 
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