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TSPrometric
post Nov 23 2022, 09:32 AM, updated 3 months ago

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Hi guys yesterday my GPU kaput and now im planning to upgrade it. I used my desktop mostly for Netflix, surfing and some light gaming. Would appreciate if anyone could tell me which GPU to get which is compatible with my spec / motherboard. For gaming mostly hope i could play D4 (when it launched) or the latest assassin creed game. Below are the spec:-

CPU: Intel Core i7 4790
RAM: Gskill TridentX 4x4GB DDR3 2400mhz
MOBO: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO
GPU: Palit GTX970 Jet Stream DDR5 4GB
PSU: Seasonic M12II-750 EVO (80+ Bronze/ Full Modular)
COOLER: CRYORIG R1 ULTIMATE
Chasis: CORSAIR GRAPHIT 780T WHITE WINDOW
HDD: Seagate 3TB Barracuda
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (540/520)
Other: LED Strip 30cmx2 White
ODD: Asus 24X SATA DVD RW

Also looking to upgrade the RAM as well. Thanks
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post Nov 23 2022, 09:38 AM

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I'm using same spec as you right now..i7-4790K..for now I use 1070Ti which work great. If you just watching Netflix and light gaming, should just look for 2060 or RX6600
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post Nov 23 2022, 09:41 AM

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RX 7900 XTX

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post Nov 23 2022, 09:47 AM

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my spec i5 gen 4

my r9 380x recently kaput so I just bought 2060. gaming in 1080p only shoud be ok I guess.
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post Nov 23 2022, 09:58 AM

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QUOTE(soul_gamerz @ Nov 23 2022, 09:38 AM)
I'm using same spec as you right now..i7-4790K..for now I use 1070Ti which work great. If you just watching Netflix and light gaming, should just look for 2060 or RX6600
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QUOTE(kucibyakuya @ Nov 23 2022, 09:47 AM)
my spec i5 gen 4

my r9 380x recently kaput so I just bought 2060. gaming in 1080p only shoud be ok I guess.
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Something like this?
https://shopee.com.my/MSI-Nvidia-GeForce-RT...cd-c17cd5b8e559

or this?

https://shopee.com.my/ASROCK-AMD-Radeon-RX-...e3-0d9b2c2eb91f

So much 2060 / 6600 i also confused which to get, sorry ya im noob in all this

This post has been edited by Prometric: Nov 23 2022, 10:03 AM
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post Nov 23 2022, 10:08 AM

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QUOTE(Prometric @ Nov 23 2022, 09:58 AM)
Something like this?
https://shopee.com.my/MSI-Nvidia-GeForce-RT...cd-c17cd5b8e559

or this?

https://shopee.com.my/ASROCK-AMD-Radeon-RX-...e3-0d9b2c2eb91f

So much 2060 / 6600 i also confused which to get, sorry ya im noob in all this
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yeap... I bought the MSI ventus 2060. with voucher RM1070
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post Nov 23 2022, 10:09 AM

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QUOTE(Prometric @ Nov 23 2022, 09:58 AM)
Something like this?
https://shopee.com.my/MSI-Nvidia-GeForce-RT...cd-c17cd5b8e559

or this?

https://shopee.com.my/ASROCK-AMD-Radeon-RX-...e3-0d9b2c2eb91f

So much 2060 / 6600 i also confused which to get, sorry ya im noob in all this
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Both are also ok. most user just pick Nvidia because less driver issue than AMD. but performance wise RX6600 8GB has more VRAM and perform slightly better than 2060 6GB.

The link you provided above is for 6600XT which a bit pricier. here RX6600 which a bit cheaper

This post has been edited by soul_gamerz: Nov 23 2022, 10:12 AM
TSPrometric
post Nov 23 2022, 10:20 AM

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QUOTE(kucibyakuya @ Nov 23 2022, 10:08 AM)
yeap... I bought the MSI ventus 2060. with voucher RM1070
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QUOTE(soul_gamerz @ Nov 23 2022, 10:09 AM)
Both are also ok. most user just pick Nvidia because less driver issue than AMD. but performance wise RX6600 8GB has more VRAM and perform slightly better than 2060 6GB.

The link you provided above is for 6600XT which a bit pricier. here RX6600 which a bit cheaper
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Thanks ! how bout RAM ? Anything particular i should look for?
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post Nov 23 2022, 10:26 AM

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whats your budget? 2060 is not a good gpu for its time.
i would suggest get the lowest end of 3000 series which is the 3060 12GB. Since you will be playing D4, you want nice graphics and smooth playing.
If you can afford go for 3060 ti.
GPU is so cheap now.


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post Nov 23 2022, 10:33 AM

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QUOTE(kopiride @ Nov 23 2022, 10:26 AM)
whats your budget? 2060 is not a good gpu for its time.
i would suggest get the lowest end of 3000 series which is the 3060 12GB. Since you will be playing D4, you want nice graphics and smooth playing.
If you can afford go for 3060 ti.
GPU is so cheap now.
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This? https://shopee.com.my/-OCPC-GeForce-RTX-306...9d-d893efecfa1c

I have budget, but not looking to spend a fortune on this. hence just want to replace the GPU and upgrade certain stuff in the PC instead of buying a new rig.

edit: i saw the ZOTAC OC 3080 <-- would this be a better choice and compatible with my rig?

https://shopee.com.my/ASUS-GIGABYTE-GTX-RTX...2a-aa3322fa38ea

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post Nov 23 2022, 10:34 AM

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QUOTE(Prometric @ Nov 23 2022, 10:20 AM)
Thanks ! how bout RAM ? Anything particular i should look for?
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Your RAM 16GB @ 2400MHz for DDR3 is already ok what..2400Mhz is already highest clock speed for DDR3.
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post Nov 23 2022, 10:37 AM

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PSU: Seasonic M12II-750 EVO (80+ Bronze/ Full Modular)

You can go up to Nvidia 3060 TI or AMD 6600XT, if you want. Everything depends on your budget though. If you're going for previous gen, just skip the AMD 5000 series and Nvidia 2000 series.

I'm not sure about AMD drivers for the 6000 series, but I'm using the RX 590 and it's kinda bad for certain games.
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post Nov 23 2022, 10:41 AM

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QUOTE(Prometric @ Nov 23 2022, 10:33 AM)
This? https://shopee.com.my/-OCPC-GeForce-RTX-306...9d-d893efecfa1c

I have budget, but not looking to spend a fortune on this. hence just want to replace the GPU and upgrade certain stuff in the PC instead of buying a new rig.

edit: i saw the ZOTAC OC 3080 <-- would this be a better choice and compatible with my rig?

https://shopee.com.my/ASUS-GIGABYTE-GTX-RTX...2a-aa3322fa38ea
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Zotac 3080 recommended power is 750W, so you're on the edge here.

Your CPU would bottleneck a 3080 anyway at 1080/1440p gaming
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post Nov 23 2022, 10:41 AM

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QUOTE(Prometric @ Nov 23 2022, 10:33 AM)
This? https://shopee.com.my/-OCPC-GeForce-RTX-306...9d-d893efecfa1c

I have budget, but not looking to spend a fortune on this. hence just want to replace the GPU and upgrade certain stuff in the PC instead of buying a new rig.

edit: i saw the ZOTAC OC 3080 <-- would this be a better choice and compatible with my rig?

https://shopee.com.my/ASUS-GIGABYTE-GTX-RTX...2a-aa3322fa38ea
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I also have the same reason, not to spend more on GPU since i'm going to upgrade to 12gen soon. just for casual gaming and stream movies already sufficient enough for me.
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post Nov 23 2022, 10:43 AM

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QUOTE(Jescon @ Nov 23 2022, 10:41 AM)
Zotac 3080 recommended power is 750W, so you're on the edge here.

Your CPU would bottleneck a 3080 anyway at 1080/1440p gaming
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So in short i just need to upgrade my power supply to support 3080?

This post has been edited by Prometric: Nov 23 2022, 10:44 AM
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post Nov 23 2022, 10:54 AM

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QUOTE(Prometric @ Nov 23 2022, 10:43 AM)
So in short i just need to upgrade my power supply to support 3080?
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Kinda? but your set up would not be able to use the 3080's full potential. It's ultimately up to you though, like maybe you plan to upgrade your system next year, etc. so you're future proofing with the 3080.
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post Nov 23 2022, 11:06 AM

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QUOTE(Jescon @ Nov 23 2022, 10:54 AM)
Kinda? but your set up would not be able to use the 3080's full potential. It's ultimately up to you though, like maybe you plan to upgrade your system next year, etc. so you're future proofing with the 3080.
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I see, so the 3060 TI would be the best option for my current setup at the moment. Thanks for the advice !

edit: My next question would be what is the best 3060 TI out there? Since there is so many option out there. I see some even with dual fan and triple fan rclxub.gif

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post Nov 23 2022, 11:18 AM

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https://shopee.com.my/Colorful-iGAME-GeForc...11-f33da6ffc362

This would be a good choice? Because my rig is in white / black
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post Nov 23 2022, 11:20 AM

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QUOTE(Prometric @ Nov 23 2022, 11:06 AM)
I see, so the 3060 TI would be the best option for my current setup at the moment. Thanks for the advice !

edit: My next question would be what is the best 3060 TI out there? Since there is so many option out there. I see some even with dual fan and triple fan  rclxub.gif
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This question I'm not too sure myself. the 3060 TI needs two fans only, honestly - it's not that hot.

I always liked the Asus TUF, and Zotac cards are good too. I heard MSI has VRM issues. Others I'm not too sure.

Oh yes, one thing to remember - for the 3000 series GPUs, don't use any Daisy Chain cable. 1 8-pin connector connects directly to the PSU. If there's another 6 or 8-pin, use another cable to connect directly to PSU. It's something I read in Reddit awhile back.
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QUOTE(Prometric @ Nov 23 2022, 11:06 AM)
I see, so the 3060 TI would be the best option for my current setup at the moment. Thanks for the advice !

edit: My next question would be what is the best 3060 TI out there? Since there is so many option out there. I see some even with dual fan and triple fan  rclxub.gif
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Yes 3060 ti is your better option for now. Since you only play like D4. Some would say that 3080 is overkill but at the end it depends. If u are going to change your gpu in the next 3 years and wont be going to any intense gaming in future then 3060 ti is more than enough.

go for 3 fans. More cooling is always better. But see if your casing fits 3 fans as gpu will be longer. Also 3 fans is more expensive abit. Actually 2 fans is also sufficient for 3060 ti.
Also Zotac have 5 years warranty. Some would again say that zotac not as good as others such as Asus. Fan noise. For 3060 ti, 3 fans, any brand to me is about the same. U might want to consider on the warranty part. If you go for 3080 then maybe u might want to look into more detail which brand is better.

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post Nov 23 2022, 11:32 AM

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QUOTE(Jescon @ Nov 23 2022, 11:20 AM)
This question I'm not too sure myself. the 3060 TI needs two fans only, honestly - it's not that hot.

I always liked the Asus TUF, and Zotac cards are good too. I heard MSI has VRM issues. Others I'm not too sure.

Oh yes, one thing to remember - for the 3000 series GPUs, don't use any Daisy Chain cable. 1 8-pin connector connects directly to the PSU. If there's another 6 or 8-pin, use another cable to connect directly to PSU. It's something I read in Reddit awhile back.
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QUOTE(kopiride @ Nov 23 2022, 11:20 AM)
Yes 3060 ti is your better option for now. Since you only play like D4. Some would say that 3080 is overkill but at the end it depends. If u are going to change your gpu in the next 3 years and wont be going to any intense gaming in future then 3060 ti is more than enough.

go for 3 fans. More cooling is always better. But see if your casing fits 3 fans as gpu will be longer. Also 3 fans is more expensive abit. Actually 2 fans is also sufficient for 3060 ti.
Also Zotac have 5 years warranty. Some would again say that zotac not as good as others such as Asus. Fan noise. For 3060 ti, 3 fans, any brand to me is about the same. U might want to consider on the warranty part. If you go for 3080 then maybe u might want to look into more detail which brand is better.
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Okay got it, so to look for ASUS brand. Thanks for the help ! Appreciate it !
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post Nov 23 2022, 11:36 AM

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QUOTE(Prometric @ Nov 23 2022, 09:32 AM)
Hi guys yesterday my GPU kaput and now im planning to upgrade it. I used my desktop mostly for Netflix, surfing and some light gaming. Would appreciate if anyone could tell me which GPU to get which is compatible with my spec / motherboard. For gaming mostly hope i could play D4 (when it launched) or the latest assassin creed game. Below are the spec:-

CPU: Intel Core i7 4790
RAM: Gskill TridentX 4x4GB DDR3 2400mhz
MOBO: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO
GPU: Palit GTX970 Jet Stream DDR5 4GB
PSU: Seasonic M12II-750 EVO (80+ Bronze/ Full Modular)
COOLER: CRYORIG R1 ULTIMATE
Chasis: CORSAIR GRAPHIT 780T WHITE WINDOW
HDD: Seagate 3TB Barracuda
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (540/520)
Other: LED Strip 30cmx2 White
ODD: Asus 24X SATA DVD RW

Also looking to upgrade the RAM as well. Thanks
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was using the same cpu non-k but cheapo h97 board.
with 2070 ok je.

now moved to ryzen. wanna buy 13th i5
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post Nov 23 2022, 12:42 PM

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Ok after looking around in Shopee, i have shortlist to 4 option:-

Option 1 - Colorful iGAME GeForce RTX3060 / RTX3060 TI Ultra W OC Graphic Card - RM2,0399.00

https://shopee.com.my/Colorful-iGAME-GeForc...96-0a9cda500d90

My first choice at the moment, cheapest and most value compared to the rest with triple fans. Only downside is i dont know the brand.

Option 2 - ZOTAC GAMING GEFORCE RTX3060 TI AMP / RTX3060 TI SMG VERSION 8GB DDR6 256BIT VGA CARD WHITE EDITION (LHR) - RM2,169.00

https://shopee.com.my/ZOTAC-GAMING-GEFORCE-...8e-412cdad37c2b

My 2nd choice, but only DUAL fans and i read some reviews online and most mentioned on the fan noise

Option 3 - ASUS Dual GeForce RTX™ 3060 Ti V2 OC Edition 8GB GDDR6 with LHR features ( DUAL-RTX3060TI-O8G-V2 ) - RM2,459.00

https://shopee.com.my/ASUS-Dual-GeForce-RTX...c2-74f12ee53f6b

My 3rd choice, DUAL fans only as well. And read it online being the most reputable & reliable.

Option 4 - ASUS ROG STRIX RTX3060-O12G-V2-GAMING RTX3060 OC 12GB DDR6X 192BIT GRAPHIC CARD (LHR) - RM1,995.00

My last choice, TRIPLE fans but not TI (Titanium?) Not sure how much difference in performance is this compare to those with "TI".

Help me to pick guys ! notworthy.gif

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