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    Posted: 07 Feb 2019 at 8:26pm
Hey. I bought a Digital Storm PC some years ago and it's been great. But now it's time to get some upgrades. I need help choosing a new graphics card and to see if they can even work/fit my system.

I5 4570
Asus H81M-E
GTX 770
Case says Vanquish II level 4 (I measured it at 20'' long by 8'' wide)
PSU is 600W Corsair CX

I was thinking of a GTX 1070 or RTX 2070 but could these even work on my system? Is the CPU too weak?

Thanks for your help.






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  Quote Psyoshi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Feb 2019 at 11:05pm
Yes bothj would work, would highly suggest the 2070 over the 1070 though. Your cpu may pose a bottleneck if anything since it is a 4th gen so not the best core count and speeds.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Feb 2019 at 11:45pm
Welcome to the forum JD85.   I do understand about trying to keep your aging horse in the race...lol.

Your Asus H81M-E motherboard has a single PCIE X16 slot.   Current standards are PCIE X16 3.0, but newer cards are backward compatible to the older standard. You could try a GTX 1070 or GTX 1070 Ti as your 600w PSU would be fine with either of those cards.   You can still find those two cards new between $300-$500 on Newegg.   The experience would be an improvement over your GTX 770 for sure.   I don't think I would recommend investing in a much higher card than those (recommended minimum 500w PSU).   

They should both work fine and might extend the life of your rig a bit, but someone using a more current spec board, DDR4 RAM & current gen processor with those same cards would enjoy features and speed in gaming that you probably could not.   Any card you put in there now will outlive that rig.   Doesn't make sense to invest a lot there.

Consider that for just $2k you could get a whole new DS Lynx 4 build with an i7-9700K CPU, 16 GB DDR4 RAM and a new RTX 2070 on board.   Hope that gives you some food for thought.              
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2019 at 6:03am
For reference: My Vanquish 2 Level 4 has been upgraded with a GTX1070 EVGA, 16Gb Corsair RAM and a Samsung 850 EVO.

All very simple and the machine still purrs along. Of course being one month shy of 5 (!!?) years old it doesn't run Ultra on everything, but for what I do it is still one of the best purchases I have made.
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You can try one of these,
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

nvidia always works best with 10.0.0.2 Router Login for me, i am currently using nvidia geforce RTX 2070

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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Feb 2019 at 12:54pm
It’s tough suggesting a video card upgrade without knowing your monitor resolution or the games you play.   If you play at 1080p then a RTX 2070 will be great.   If you want 1440p at 144hz with high end games then the 2080 might be a better pick.

Budget also plays a big part.   

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