[SOLVED] Upgrading GPU and CPU to RTX 2060 and R5 2600x

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Greetings. My current specs in my pc are ASUS GTX 960 4GB, Ryzen 3 1300X and 16GB 3000 MHz Ram.

I'm planning on upgrading to a Zotac 2060 card (cheapest make I could find where I'm from) before the new year, and a Ryzen 5 2600x down the line (1-2 months later).
I was considering getting a 1660 Super or something along those lines, but it made more sense to me to get atleast a somewhat recent card with support for ray tracing, DLSS, etc. I'm aware that the 2060 is not exactly fit for doing ray tracing efficiently, but current benchmarks seem about fine for me. And DLSS 2.0 seems game changing, will definitely come in handy in the future considering it's not exactly the most powerful card. I will be playing with these specs on 1080p60 fps, so I'm assuming the 6GB vram size won't be too much of an issue in the coming years. I did consider the 2060 super, but it's a bit outside my budget.

Prices are kinda bizarre around here so I'll just give a quick rundown:
The cheapest 2060 I can currently buy is around 3500 local currency. The cheapest 2060 Super I could find was 4700, it's also a Zotac. It's kinda of outside my budget, and I'm not sure the performance benefits are worth it (apart from the 8GB vram which would definitely be more future-proof). From what I've soon on Youtube videos, the 2060-2600x combo performance looks good to me. I might move to 2k in the future, but not anytime soon. I'm assuming 6gb of vram won't be enough for that resolution though.

Any thoughts our suggestions? Thanks in advance!
 
Honestly, the RTX 2060 may not be worth picking over a 1660 Super if the Super is cheaper. The 1660 Super is as fast as the 2060 without RTX features enabled. Assuming you save money moving to the 1660 Super and it's within your price range, put your money into a Ryzen 5 3600 instead of the 2600X for around 40-45% increased performance over your Ryzen 3 1300X and ultimately a longer lasting upgrade that will be decent for 1440p and 4k resolution in the future. The Ryzen 5 2600X is only around 20-25% faster than the R3 1300X.
 
Greetings. My current specs in my pc are ASUS GTX 960 4GB, Ryzen 3 1300X and 16GB 3000 MHz Ram.

I'm planning on upgrading to a Zotac 2060 card (cheapest make I could find where I'm from) before the new year, and a Ryzen 5 2600x down the line (1-2 months later).
I was considering getting a 1660 Super or something along those lines, but it made more sense to me to get atleast a somewhat recent card with support for ray tracing, DLSS, etc. I'm aware that the 2060 is not exactly fit for doing ray tracing efficiently, but current benchmarks seem about fine for me. And DLSS 2.0 seems game changing, will definitely come in handy in the future considering it's not exactly the most powerful card. I will be playing with these specs on 1080p60 fps, so I'm assuming the 6GB vram size won't be too much of an issue in the coming years. I did consider the 2060 super, but it's a bit outside my budget.

Prices are kinda bizarre around here so I'll just give a quick rundown:
The cheapest 2060 I can currently buy is around 3500 local currency. The cheapest 2060 Super I could find was 4700, it's also a Zotac. It's kinda of outside my budget, and I'm not sure the performance benefits are worth it (apart from the 8GB vram which would definitely be more future-proof). From what I've soon on Youtube videos, the 2060-2600x combo performance looks good to me. I might move to 2k in the future, but not anytime soon. I'm assuming 6gb of vram won't be enough for that resolution though.

Any thoughts our suggestions? Thanks in advance!
You could go with a ryzen 5 1600AF if its available in your country.Same performance for less money.I would actually use the saved money for a 2060 Super,just for the future.I mean 4GB is the bare minimum for today and who knows how much until 6GB becomes the bare minimum.8gb of Vram is perfect for todays standards and probably for the next 4-5 years.So yeah i would say 'cheap out' on the cpu to buy a better gpu.
 
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You could go with a ryzen 5 1600AF if its available in your country.Same performance for less money.I would actually use the saved money for a 2060 Super,just for the future.I mean 4GB is the bare minimum for today and who knows how much until 6GB becomes the bare minimum.8gb of Vram is perfect for todays standards and probably for the next 4-5 years.So yeah i would say 'cheap out' on the cpu to buy a better gpu.
Just checked the 1600 AF, seems about the same price (1200-1300 for 2600x, 1100-200 for 1600AF). I'm definitely starting to worry if the 2060 will be enough for the future, though. I could wait for any possible sales near Christmas/New Years on the 2060 super, I could possibly stretch my budget to around 4k. Thank you for the reply and suggestion.
 
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Honestly, the RTX 2060 may not be worth picking over a 1660 Super if the Super is cheaper. The 1660 Super is as fast as the 2060 without RTX features enabled. Assuming you save money moving to the 1660 Super and it's within your price range, put your money into a Ryzen 5 3600 instead of the 2600X for around 40-45% increased performance over your Ryzen 3 1300X and ultimately a longer lasting upgrade that will be decent for 1440p and 4k resolution in the future. The Ryzen 5 2600X is only around 20-25% faster than the R3 1300X.
 
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Honestly, the RTX 2060 may not be worth picking over a 1660 Super if the Super is cheaper. The 1660 Super is as fast as the 2060 without RTX features enabled. Assuming you save money moving to the 1660 Super and it's within your price range, put your money into a Ryzen 5 3600 instead of the 2600X for around 40-45% increased performance over your Ryzen 3 1300X and ultimately a longer lasting upgrade that will be decent for 1440p and 4k resolution in the future. The Ryzen 5 2600X is only around 20-25% faster than the R3 1300X.
That could be a valid option, but I do have same concerns regarding future software support. From what I have seen, DLSS 2.0 is quite impressive and redeems the "low" performance of the 2060 on many titles. The price difference is quite large, however. I was able to find a 1660 super for around 1000 cheaper, which nicely covers the difference if I were to buy a 2600x and then some. 1660ti+3600x could offer more performance than a 2060+2600x combo for now, but for me it seems the second option seems to be more suited for the future. I will consider it though, thank you for the suggestion.
 
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Update: Just found a deal for the 3500x for about just 50 currency more, so... Yeah. Will probably get that if possible.
 
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Forgot to mention,what are prices of i5 10400F there?
With 10400f you can go with a cheap motherboard and possibly save more money for a 2060 super
I currently have a B450m-k motherboard. The prices on the if 10400f seem about the same as the 3500x I just mentioned.
 
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You should get a RTX 3060TI as both of them have spectacular ray-tracing capabilities. The RTX 3060TI will deliver better performance with or without ray-tracing. It is also cheaper as the base model of RTX 3060TI costs hundreds of dollars cheaper than the RTX 2060 SUPER or TI edition. And I also advise you to get an AMD chip as that is the best bang for the buck. But if you can gather up some money and increase your budget I highly recommend Intel's i7 chip as it can drastically boost gaming performance. i7 outperforms than the best AMD.
 
You should get a RTX 3060TI as both of them have spectacular ray-tracing capabilities. The RTX 3060TI will deliver better performance with or without ray-tracing. It is also cheaper as the base model of RTX 3060TI costs hundreds of dollars cheaper than the RTX 2060 SUPER or TI edition. And I also advise you to get an AMD chip as that is the best bang for the buck. But if you can gather up some money and increase your budget I highly recommend Intel's i7 chip as it can drastically boost gaming performance. i7 outperforms than the best AMD.
"RTX 3060TI costs hundreds of dollars cheaper than the RTX 2060 SUPER or TI edition" <- Where is that true?
 
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You should get a RTX 3060TI as both of them have spectacular ray-tracing capabilities. The RTX 3060TI will deliver better performance with or without ray-tracing. It is also cheaper as the base model of RTX 3060TI costs hundreds of dollars cheaper than the RTX 2060 SUPER or TI edition. And I also advise you to get an AMD chip as that is the best bang for the buck. But if you can gather up some money and increase your budget I highly recommend Intel's i7 chip as it can drastically boost gaming performance. i7 outperforms than the best AMD.
Where I live currently the 3060ti is basically out of stock everywhere, and where it is in stock it costs about twice as much as the base 2060, so I'm afraid it's outside of my budget. I will be going for an AMD chip though.
 

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