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    Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 11:22am
I just bought my first computer, it’s the level 2 lynx. If y’all see this, what should I expect when I get it? Should I upgrade the graphics card to a 1060 from the 1660? Should I get any more parts for it to make it better at all? I’ll take any suggestions
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 11:59am
Welcome to the forum JustinShepard!   Congrats on the Verified Customer badge!

Depends on what resolution/ monitor and games you will play.    I’d wait and see what the video card can do first.   Your best possible upgrades:

1) RAM.   You have two slots, and it came with just 8 gb RAM.   
                  Upgrading to 16 gb would be all the RAM you would likely
                  ever need. If they gave you 2 x 4gb sticks, then you would
                  have to replace those with 2 x 8gb sticks.

2). M.2 NVME Drive.   Your Micro ATX mobo has one M.2 drive slot.
      Adding a 5X faster M.2 NVME SSD Drive would be a nice future
      upgrade you can do.    M.2 NVME uses your mobo’s PCIE video
      bus so it’s way faster than SATAIII bus speeds.

3). PSU & Video Card.   Your builds 600w PSU will limit your video card
     upgrade options, to go no higher than the excellent do it all well
     midrange RTX 2070.     So, as your Lynx is equipped now, the RTX
     2070 would be your best possible video card upgrade.    If you
     desire any higher video card, you would also need to upgrade PSU
     to a 750w or 850w model power supply at that time.    
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 1:07am
Congratulations and welcome to DS. AwesomeDon't rush into changing parts until you use it and determine if you need anything done. The 1060 is an old card and superseded by the 2060. The 1660 is a newer card and better than the 1060.
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The 1660 is 12% faster than the 1060. You're upgraded already and didn't even know it! Since this is your first computer, I absolutely agree that you should enjoy what it offers you before getting itchy. At 1080p monitor resolution, you're looking at some pretty great gaming as is.
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  Quote johndeniel Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2019 at 12:36am
Originally posted by JustinShepard

I just bought my first computer, it’s the level 2 lynx. If y’all see this, what should I expect when I get it? Should I upgrade the graphics card to a 1060 from the 1660? Should I get any more parts for it to make it better at all? I’ll take any suggestions

Welcome to DS family! No need to rush into thinking of upgrading any of the parts. Your 1660 should run both old and latest games fine specially if you're playing on a 1080p resolution. By checking your rig specifications, it is safe to say that your new pc will be rocking this gaming generation pretty well. Upgrades will eventually be worth considering after a long few while meaning years. As long as your comfortable gaming with ease and no issues you should be completely fine
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  Quote Aus3avon Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2019 at 6:11am
Right there with you. I just bought my first gaming pc always wanted to give it a go, I got a Avon 15 wether or not getting a laptop first is smart but needed something I could take with me anywhere, and since I had no pc stuff to begin with, laptop kind all in one keyboard and monitor.
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