Will my computer handle a GTX 1060?

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Hi, I'm planning on upgrading my computer. I've decided to buy the
GTX 1060, but my pc is kinda low end. And i was wondering if my pc could handle it, and if not, what do i have to change and/or other graphic cards like the 970 or similar.

My specs are:
AMD FX-4300 @ 3.8GHz
AMD Radeon R7 260X w/ 2GB
8GB RAM (2x4 Ripjaws) (dont know the exact name)

Cant find much info on my power supply. On the power supply itself it says:
"SF-550P14HE" the max power combined is 550W.

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P Motherboard

If you need any more info, ill try to respond asap.
Thanks



 


What's your budget?

The 4300's low end nature, that you mentioned would take away a little value from the 1060 6 or 3. If I found the 8350 for maybe $100 I would upgrade that. I mean a Ryzen 5 would be a better upgrade but then there's new RAM and a board to buy so that get expensive. I'm not trying to steer you away from the 106 because it's only a little much for your 4300.

When did you buy that PSU? Super Flower is an okay brand that also has higher end PSUs. What does it say underneath or next to +12V? How many times does it say +12V? Looks to be a 90A quad rail design. It'll handle the 1060 just fine. For anything like the 1070 or 1080 a PSU upgrade is recommended.
 
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My budget is around $200-$300, and i didnt buy the PSU. The computer was pre-built, i didnt build it myself. It says +12V once, underneath it says 44A, beside it (left) it says +5V and on the right side it says -12V


 


That's even better. The PSU can easily support it.
 
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So you're saying that my pc will handle it? Even the motherboard?
 
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Where do i find those "8+2 and 6 pin connectors?" im kinda new to computers

 


There are power cables coming out from your PSU. If you have PCIe connectors it should say PCIe on the cable. There is probably an 8 pin for the motherboard so don't let that confuse you. A pic of the cable ends that aren't currently connected may help. Many modern PSUs come with those PCIe supplemental power cables.
 
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There are a lot of cables coming out of the PSU, and some of them have some kind of cover over. I can't really see what it says on them. Theres just too many cables tangled around eachother to see anything

 
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When i look at the power supply, it doesnt have any ports where i can connect those 8 and 6 pins. Does that mean i need a new PSU?

 


Apparently so. Sometimes they are pre-conecteced and other times the PSU has a modular design meaning there are empty ports and the appropriate connectors are in an included bag. The box would say either semi-modular or modular if that were the case.
 
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If i were to switch to a Ryzen 5, do you have any recommendations for RAM and motherboard?

 

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