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Post Date: 2019-05-23

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  Quote Harter10 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: 2nd GPU for streaming & gaming
    Posted: 23 May 2019 at 11:14pm
Budget:
Moderate.. don’t need to get crazy

Expectations:
Run streamlabs obs, discord and games at a high quality output

Usage:
Streaming and playing games like Apex Legends / Rocket League / COD

Specifications:
I recently bought the Digital Storm VANQUISH 7 - Level 1 with the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G CPU with the integrated Vega 11 GPU. I’m brand new to the Performance PC world and wanted an easy entry point.

I’m interested in a secondary GPU to help facilitate a better streaming output while maintaining the performance of the game. Currently I have to turn the output resolution way down and the output video is still dropping frames and not matching the native game resolution.

Any help or suggestions are GREATLY appreciated.
Thank you and I’m happy to provide any other information you may need!
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2019 at 1:31am
Congratulations and welcome to DS.

The best pairing with that cpu appears to be the GTX 1060 6GB. Be aware that once the gpu is installed the onboard graphics (from the cpu) will be disabled. You will have to connect your monitor to the gpu. You will see a definite improvement in performance.

Enjoy. Big%20Smile
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2019 at 3:15am
That used to be the most economical choice to improve graphics for a Vanquish 1. Now, for around the same price ($220-ish), Nvidia offers the new GTX 1660 which outperforms by about 12% or so. They also offer the 1660 Ti, which is almost 20% better than that for another $60.

The 1060 has been moved to the side. You could put anything you want in there up to an RTX 2070 just FYI. Beyond that, you don't have enough power supply. The GTX 1660 or 1660 Ti will do what you want at the lowest prices.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2019 at 3:51am

Oops
that's what I get. Cretae is one of the gurus. Awesome!
Totally have not kept up to date in the new products of the market. Disregard my outdated advise. Chilling
At least now you got what you need. Big%20Smile
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  Quote Harter10 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2019 at 4:01am
This is great! Thank you! Should I be looking for a specific brand? I see the 1660’s from gigabyte, Asus, MSI
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2019 at 10:48am
I think EVGA is the top dog....ASUS and MSI are pretty good as well.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2019 at 2:13pm
+1
Have read good things about EVGA and have new cards from them that are working perfectly up to now. Awesome
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  Quote Harter10 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2019 at 6:29pm
Thank you! I ended up with the MSI GTX 1660ti .. it has a 8 pin power plug.. and just looking at the motherboard.. I want to make sure I’m locating everything correctly.. i assume i need to pull a plug from the board to put in the new GPU. I’m just want to make sure I’m moving the right stuff because there doesn’t seem to be a 8pin currently there . Help!
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2019 at 1:43am
You don’t pull a plug from the motherboard, but instead locate a 6+2 connector from the wiring from the power supply.    Should be at least one close by, tywrapped in the wiring.    6+2 refers to a 8 pin cable that has the ability to unhook a 2 pin section in cases where a 6 pin only is needed. The graphics card plugs into a motherboard slot, then hook the 6+2 cable for power.

Go to View Our Support Guides forum and there’s an excellent post on installing a video card.

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2019 at 3:29am
Excellent choice, Harter, you're gonna like your results!

@hoserator: what GPUs did you decide on, Bud? What CPU for your build?
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2019 at 3:51am
I upgraded my Aventum with 2 (LOL) EVGA RTX 2080Ti FTW3 Hydro copper in NVLink ( took out the 4 GTX980s - no longer playing my favorite game on max settings). It has an excellent 5960X cpu. Good for another 4 years, I hope.
I also built a pc for a friend (he installed the software) with an 8086 and 2 RTX 2080Ti XC Hybrids.  All are working with max settings. BTW I used a Noctua NH-15S and the cpu will not go over 43C!.

All the above was with knowledge garnered here. Awesome

I might have to get one of those $K monitors now! lol
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2019 at 4:38am
For The World, hose! Can't just smash it and kill it, ya gotta OVERkill it! Ants in the grass.

You da man, I guess. Good idea on the 8086.


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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2019 at 5:15am
 
LOL You, sir, have excellent memory. Indeed, that is an old comment!  Big%20Smile
As I told another poster recently, it was and is very satisfying to be able to work on a pc. It sure beats my constant bloody knuckles from working on bigger things mechanical.
Thanks for the positive comments and sorry to the OP for semi hi-jacking the post. Oops



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  Quote Harter10 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2019 at 7:39am
No worries! I got the help I needed!
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  Quote Harter10 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2019 at 7:47am
I watched the video on installing a graphics card but it doesn’t show where the power supply is that I need to plug into the new Gpu? I don’t have an existing dedicated Gpu since it’s just integrated with the cpu. I may be missing something !
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I figured it out.. I’m an idiot
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2019 at 8:23am
Maybe you have to open the back door (panel) and check for the cable bprat22 stated. I don't know how your case looks but you might also want to check the back of the psu to see if there is one connected. I would doubt there is not one ready.
If all that fails, look inside the box you got with the pc for the cable.
keep us posted.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2019 at 9:11am
Originally posted by Harter10

I figured it out.. I’m an idiot



Must have posted while I was writing. Oops

CongratulationsAwesome. That is how I have learned.
How/where was it? You are not an idiot if you figured it out. Big%20Smile
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2019 at 12:17pm
Originally posted by Harter10

I figured it out.. I’m an idiot


Not an idiot.   None of us were born with the knowledge.    Learn by doing.   

Congrats and hope all is working.   
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 May 2019 at 2:15pm

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