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    Posted: 30 Nov 2019 at 9:45pm
Looking to upgrade from my gtx 1060 6gb to a rtx 2070, unfortunately I know nothing about which gpu setup to pick so if anyone can help me narrow down the one I'd greatly appreciate it. Open to suggestions as well.

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Gpu's I'm considering

1.(https://www.newegg.com/evga-geforce-rtx-2070-super-08g-p4-3071-kr/p/N82E16814487456)

2. (ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mini 8GB GDDR6 256-Bit 14Gbps Gaming Graphics Card, IceStorm 2.0, Super Compact, Zt-T20710E-10M https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XSPWMP9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_EH04DbF9M71XV)
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2019 at 4:50am
IMHO, EVGA is the way to go. Very solid brand.
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Just be aware, some have coil whine, so test it well as soon as you receive it and RMA it if you need to.
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  Quote MLM510 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2019 at 10:23am
Appreciate the help,I'm running the stock 600w DS power supply, should I look into getting something better to support the gpu and if so what should I go with?
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2019 at 2:27pm
I would also recommend EVGA for the GPU.   

The very best air cooled 3 fan RTX 2070 GPU are the
EVGA RTX 2070 Super FTW3 Ultra Gaming...
Very effective huge heatsink to keep things way cool!

PSU...Assuming you are in an ATX sized DS case...

The Corsair HX850 or HX850i 850W Modular Platinum Efficiency PSU's would be a great long term upgrade...or the Gold Efficiency Corsair RM850i...
All 3 carry long Corsair 10 yr PSU warranties.   
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  Quote MLM510 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2019 at 3:06pm
Looks like I'm sticking with the EVGA thanks for the advice. Is the RM850x, 850 Watt, 80+ Gold Certified a contender as well? Trying to save a little if possible, wont be running 2 gpu's.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2019 at 11:54pm
Yup the RM850X 850w model DS uses would do the job.
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  Quote MLM510 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2019 at 11:57pm
Sweet, again thanks a lot for the help guys I really appreciate it

Edited by MLM510 - 02 Dec 2019 at 4:29am
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2019 at 4:11am
The 600W PSU you have will be fine for the new GPU. A new stronger one is a fine idea, but keep in mind you will have to rewire the entire build on your own. If you're up for it, totally cool!
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  Quote MLM510 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Dec 2019 at 2:42pm
Great thanks for letting me know, I'll just stick with my current psu as long as I don't run into any issues.
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  Quote MLM510 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 1:18pm
Hey guys sorry to bother you again but I got my 2070 yesterday and ran into a issue when installing it. Apparently you need to run a 6 and 8 pin pcie cable unlike my 1060 that only needed a 6 pin. So what do I do in this situation because DS only gave me that one 6 pin cable? Do I just buy a 8 pin and connect it to the psu or is there something else I need to do? Video of setup https://youtu.be/i6ByuCe1HsA
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 1:37pm
Look on the back side of your case...should find an 8-Pin PCIE power cable probably there somewhere flex tied out of the way.   
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  Quote MLM510 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 2:18pm
Either I'm blind or I'm outta luck https://youtu.be/fb1isbOxl7g
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  Quote MLM510 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 4:01pm
I'm dumb lol the single cable has a additional 6 + 2 pcie on it, this whole time I thought there would be another cable with just a 8 pin on it
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 5:08pm
Glad you found it...lol!     
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  Quote MLM510 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 6:00pm
Thanks for the advice
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