Question System Upgrade for RTX 3070


Dec 7, 2014
Hey guys,

I'm looking to upgrade my PC in order to optimally support the RTX 3070 when it releases. Right now, I'm running off a GTX 1060 6GB, and figured an upgrade would be nice for some of the new titles coming out in the future (titles as in Cyberpunk 2077... I really only want to play Cyberpunk honestly). I'm basically just looking for opinions and suggestions on what I could do for upgrades.

Here are the components I have in my current build:

Firstly, I plan on switching the i5 6600 to one of the Ryzen 5 3600 CPUs, probably the 3600XT. I'm afraid the i5 will bottleneck the 3070, so I feel like this is a must. As for the motherboard, I want to spend as little as possible, but I still want a board with PCIe 4.0 that the 3070 can take advantage of, so I plan on getting the Gigabyte B550M DS3H. It's between this and the ASRock B550M HDV, but it looks like the Gigabyte board has more features for what I would be paying.

My last concern is my power supply. Could I get away with keeping the 450W I have currently? I was thinking that I will probably have to upgrade it as well, but I don't exactly know if its necessary or not.

Thanks in advance for any input!


Nope, you cannot use a 450W on any new modern graphics card, it will either die or damange your PSU... you will need at least 650W PSU from a good name.
For the motherboard, dont ge the cheapest B550, those for example they don't even have a VRM heatsink, they will most likely overheat and not do well with a better CPU. There's much better options like the B550 Phantom 4 that is still pretty affordable but is pretty decent for the price.