Question Upgrading GPU ?

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I recently ordered a RTX 3080 and I am just wondering if my current rig is 100% compatible ?
I did check a bit before posting this but I want an expert to see if I might have missed something along the way:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (MSI)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 9700K @ 3.60GHz
  • RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (DDR4-3200 8GBx2)
  • PSU: Crosair HX750
  • Mobo: ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING
  • Case: Corsair Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid-Tower
  • Monitor: ROG PG348Q
 
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Thank you for the reply guys. I have another question regarding the cooler of the CPU, I use a pretty basic one, should I get a liquid cooler?
It’s fine with my 2080 but a big boost to 3080 may require a better cooler..
 
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Afraid I’m not at home at the moment but once I do have the details I’ll post them, it’s price was quite cheap I guess too, around $60.
 
A liquid cooler (AIO) is not always better so it really depends. Why not just try what you have. Ideally you want the cpu temperature to stay under 80c while gaming and the time to say your cooler is not up to the job is if you start hitting 85-90c.
 

Bazzy 505

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Thank you for the reply guys. I have another question regarding the cooler of the CPU, I use a pretty basic one, should I get a liquid cooler?
It’s fine with my 2080 but a big boost to 3080 may require a better cooler..
i7 9700 comes with a stock cooler included in the box, but it's indeed very basic and can get quite loud under load.

To make most out of you i7 i would recommend, if you prefer aircoolers,

Noctua NH-D12

https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15

but if you are a bit of slave to RGB disco lighting, which i resume is the case based on choice of rgb case i would recommend full on saturday
night fever light show with:
iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Liquid-Cooling/iCUE-ELITE-CAPELLIX-Liquid-CPU-Cooler/p/CW-9060046-WW
there are flashier and prettier aio's out there, but since you already have iCUE commander included with your case, it's better to keep it simple.

When it comes to noise levels H100i tends to be a little quieter and cooling performance is rougly the same with adequate airlow..

just to be thorough,
your case supports these AIO collers ( pretty much anything up 360mm in lenght)

H55, H60, H75, H80i, H90, H100i, H105, H110

I personally prefer liquid coolers as quiet operation is the most important aspect to me,
but if cooling performance is the most important criteria, a good modern air cooler will
perform just as well as mid range AIO.
 
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So I got the GPU installed, I'm looking at the temperatuer of the GPU and it's around 80c, does it consider an okay temperature for this GPU to be at?
 

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