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    Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 8:41am
Hey everyone! I bought my last DS computer in December of 2016, and I'm looking at upgrading my GPU. I've been out of the custom building for several years, so I'm a little wary. I upgraded from 8GB to 16GB and it wouldn't fit (luckily my roommate had just gotten a DS computer with 16 and we just traded since his fit).

I had the Vanquish 5, and I'll list the specs below. I'm looking at getting the Nvidia 2070 as a way to "future proof" and save money in the long run while increasing current gameplay enjoyment. I'm just curious as to whether or not it'll fit, if my processor will bottleneck horribly, and if my current PSU can handle it. Thanks in advance!

System Configuration:

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Digital Storm VANQUISH 5
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz (Codename Skylake) (Quad Core) (Not Overclockable)
Motherboard: ASUS/GIGABYTE (Intel H110 Chipset)
System Memory: 8GB DDR4 2133MHz Now 16 Gigs
Power Supply: 500W EVGA/Corsair
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x) (Internal)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (120GB Digital Storm Performance Series)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (1TB Seagate / Toshiba)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: High Performance Cooler with Large Fan and Copper Pipes
HydroLux Tubing Style: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
HydroLux Fluid Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled LED Lighting System (Multiple color options and lighting effects)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Standard Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Automatic Overclocking
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Factory Reset Feature (Restore Windows + Drivers) (Partition up to 50GB of Storage)
Virus Protection: FREE: McAfee AntiVirus Plus (1 Year Service Activation Card) (Not Pre-installed) ($35 Value)

Edited by jdeese - 06 Feb 2019 at 9:46am
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A 2070 should fit without a problem but your power supply you may want to upgrade to at least a 600w or higher just for efficiency with the PSU. You CPU shouldn't bottleneck but I cant say for certain on that one as most testing is done with i7 and not i5. Anything 6th gen or newer typically doesn't encounter bottlenecks on the gPU but that also is not accounting for how some games tend to be more CPU reliant... You should definitely upgrade your ram though.
Currently your ram is the base speed for DDR4 and 8GB is like having 4GB on windows 7 now. Many Games nowadays do actually utilize 8GB or more of RAM. So if anything that is your current bottleneck in terms of current specs GPU aside since you are planning to replace that.
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  Quote jdeese Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 9:27am
Originally posted by Psyoshi

A 2070 should fit without a problem but your power supply you may want to upgrade to at least a 600w or higher just for efficiency with the PSU. You CPU shouldn't bottleneck but I cant say for certain on that one as most testing is done with i7 and not i5. Anything 6th gen or newer typically doesn't encounter bottlenecks on the gPU but that also is not accounting for how some games tend to be more CPU reliant... You should definitely upgrade your ram though.
Currently your ram is the base speed for DDR4 and 8GB is like having 4GB on windows 7 now. Many Games nowadays do actually utilize 8GB or more of RAM. So if anything that is your current bottleneck in terms of current specs GPU aside since you are planning to replace that.


Yeah, I have 16 now. I forgot to edit the specs. Totally my bad lol
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Good to hear, did you go with 3200 or 2666?
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  Quote jdeese Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 9:54am
Originally posted by Psyoshi

Good to hear, did you go with 3200 or 2666?
16GB DDR4 3000
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