Need help with pc upgrade

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  1. bobbyhl

    bobbyhl New Member

    Im thinking of upgrading my graphic card or adding a second graphic card, but I'm not a tech expert and I don't know if it's possible to simply add another one.

    My pc setup:
    ROG GTX1060 6gb OC
    i5-6402P 2.8ghz
    16gb ram
    ASUS B150 Pro Gaming Mobo
    Corsair VS650 PSU

    Can I simply buy a second ROG GTX1060 6gb OC and add into it? Can my motherboard and processor support this upgrade?

    Or should I upgrade my processor first?
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  2. BenjaminVien95

    BenjaminVien95 Active Member

    Hey there, it's really going to depend on what type of games you are playing.
    Honestly if I were you, probably upgrade my motherboard cpu first. Something like an i7 with a z170 board for overclocking.
    Everything else looks fine. I'd rather get the single stronger gpu over the dual gpu option.
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  3. FearLezZ1990

    FearLezZ1990 Active Member

  4. Eiolei

    Eiolei Active Member

    In your case I would go for a CPU upgrade.
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  5. Jayorito

    Jayorito Well-Known Member

    Get a A AMD ryzen. Its cheaper and so much better it legit beat the i7 7700K. Be sure to get a Cooler!
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  6. najirion

    najirion New Member

    I think you missed an important component in your gaming PC, what's your monitor? are you gaming on 2K? if you are on 1080p gaming, there won't be a need for upgrade really unless you upgrade your monitor first. Lastly, your current motherboard doesn't support dual NVIDIA cards for SLI setup, only Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology. So you can have like dual RX 480, but not GTX 1060.
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  7. Adding another graphics card is possible (it is called SLI) but some games do not support it so research is imperative.
  8. geoPaleRobinEggBlue893

    geoPaleRobinEggBlue893 Active Member

    You will not be able to use the multiple gpu setup with the 1060 due to the limitations on your current mobo. I suggest you look into a mobo with Nvidia SLI support and purchase a second 1060.
  9. KappaSh0t

    KappaSh0t Member

    Rather get a single GTX 1070 than dual GTX 1060s since they don't even have support SLI and scales SLI through the PCIe slots
  10. najirion

    najirion New Member

    The motherboard doesn't have SLI support.. LOL
    Getting a Ryzen would mean like replacing multiple parts. Don't recommend that either.
  11. geoPaleRobinEggBlue893

    geoPaleRobinEggBlue893 Active Member

    I mean he already has 1 1060. Another won't be that much money and would give a nice boost. Otherwise why stop at 1070 go for 1080 TI amirite?
  12. ETitus

    ETitus Active Member

    I thought with the recent 1070/1080s and the new AMDs SLI/crossfire was rather useless as the support(including your motherboard) is shitty from time to time, while the performance increase is limited.
    Selling your 1060 and getting a 1080 could be interesting I'd say, IF you really want to upgrade that.
    As said before, upgrading CPU/mobo would be better.
  13. Fuzzybeard

    Fuzzybeard Active Member

    Personally I would get a new cpu but that's just me as if your going 1080p one 1060 is fine.
  14. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Hate to break it to you bud but the GTX 1060 from nvidia doesnt support SLi. So you really cant add another 1060 to get twice the performance. If you have framerate issues at 1080p I suggest changing the processor to something like an i5 6500.
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