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I have the gt 1030 lp by gigabyte I want a new gpu and I was thinking about the gtx 1060 3gb is it enough for 2k I have  2k monitor 

 

Thx 

Another thing can the gtx 1060 SC fit in my case I have the lenovo v520 (tower version)

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yes, 1060 3gb is a good card for 1920 (hence, 2K) x 1080 monitor. How much will you pay for it though?

 

You will most likely need a new PSU as I doubt the prebuilt has a 6pin power connector for the card.


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20 minutes ago, Amitradin said:

gtx 1060 3gb is it enough for 2k

yes and no. yes if you play solitaire...no if you want to play PUBG in ultra settings and trying to reach 60 fps. we need more info like the games you want to play and what's your FPS target. Also, you could add the other specs of the PC. The PSU is quite important so that you know if it will handle a GTX 1060.

 

26 minutes ago, Amitradin said:

Another thing can the gtx 1060 SC fit in my case I have the lenovo v520 (tower version)

After a quick search, I don't think it will fit. The only Lenovo v520 tower I've seen comes in a small form factor. That's why you have a GTX 1030 in it. I would guess a GTX 1050 Ti Low Profile will fit but not sure if powerful enough for the games you want to play. Also the PSU inside might not be able to power a GTX 1060 if it fits.


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5 minutes ago, r3loAded said:

The only Lenovo v520 tower I've seen comes in a small form factor.

https://www3.lenovo.com/hk/en/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-desktop/lenovo-v-series-tower-desktops/Lenovo-V520-15IKL-Tower/p/11LV1VDV520?gclid=CjwKCAiAtorUBRBnEiwAfcp_Y3bi1T0CkpGTUmU_rreEery5liEVp4QxfqvQbrKoAJCQzMh5YbPyXRoCmwEQAvD_BwE&ef_id=WnqCywAAAJCuQCKh:20180214075614:s

 

this is what I found. the comparison between the width of the rear I/O panel and bracket indicates it has enough space to hold a full height card. Whether it can hold full length (266.7mm) cards though is a problem


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51 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

yes, 1060 3gb is a good card for 1920 (hence, 2K) x 1080 monitor. How much will you pay for it though?

 

You will most likely need a new PSU as I doubt the prebuilt has a 6pin power connector for the card.

I am buying a new psu 400w thx for the help 

I am mostly will play fortnite and overwatch 

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41 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

https://www3.lenovo.com/hk/en/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-desktop/lenovo-v-series-tower-desktops/Lenovo-V520-15IKL-Tower/p/11LV1VDV520?gclid=CjwKCAiAtorUBRBnEiwAfcp_Y3bi1T0CkpGTUmU_rreEery5liEVp4QxfqvQbrKoAJCQzMh5YbPyXRoCmwEQAvD_BwE&ef_id=WnqCywAAAJCuQCKh:20180214075614:s

 

this is what I found. the comparison between the width of the rear I/O panel and bracket indicates it has enough space to hold a full height card. Whether it can hold full length (266.7mm) cards though is a problem

The SC version is smaller then FTW and msi version 

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1 hour ago, Amitradin said:

I have the gt 1030 lp by gigabyte I want a new gpu and I was thinking about the gtx 1060 3gb is it enough for 2k I have  2k monitor 

 

Thx 

Another thing can the gtx 1060 SC fit in my case I have the lenovo v520 (tower version)

 

Most prebuilt pcs tend to be on the smaller side [which is a benefit for those concerned about sizability/dimensions] BUT do not have the flexibility of upgradability [as this is how they sell it to most consumers on the intention that they most likely would not tweak it around in the future but use it "as it is"...

 

you'd might stumble in some issues so one way or another is better off building off a new system altogether...

 

don't expect the 1030 to even power most current titles except for ultr abasic windows games with little to no graphic usage... you'd be lucky if it does so...

 

also do not use the word 2k monitor... it's either 720P(HD), 1080P (FHD), 1440P (WQHD) or 4K [2160p if u want to keep it consistent (UHD)]


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1 hour ago, Amitradin said:

I have the gt 1030 lp by gigabyte I want a new gpu and I was thinking about the gtx 1060 3gb is it enough for 2k I have  2k monitor 

 

Thx 

Another thing can the gtx 1060 SC fit in my case I have the lenovo v520 (tower version)

Lets get rid of this first: 2K is not a resolution. The "real" 2K is 1080p or FullHD. While many people call 2K to 1440p, i have issues answering.

 

1060 3GB is enough for 1080p if you are willing to sacrifice image quality settings. Even 1440p with more sacrifices in place. Not every game will like it, but it will be playable on most.

 

In regards of fitting, judging from this image i found googling it should fit with some cable management in place.

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21 minutes ago, Amitradin said:

I am buying a new psu 400w

Not sure if it'll fit.

 

4 minutes ago, faziten said:

In regards of fitting

Is that a proprietary power supply? Seeing a picture from the back on their website, looks a little bit odd.


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24 minutes ago, Amitradin said:

I am buying a new psu 400w thx for the help 

I am mostly will play fortnite and overwatch 

It will run both games well at 1080p 60fps. I own 6GB version and its plenty good for those games for me to play at 144Hz so thats what I base my judgement on.


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1 hour ago, r3loAded said:

yes and no. yes if you play solitaire...no if you want to play PUBG in ultra settings and trying to reach 60 fps. we need more info like the games you want to play and what's your FPS target. Also, you could add the other specs of the PC. The PSU is quite important so that you know if it will handle a GTX 1060.

 

After a quick search, I don't think it will fit. The only Lenovo v520 tower I've seen comes in a small form factor. That's why you have a GTX 1030 in it. I would guess a GTX 1050 Ti Low Profile will fit but not sure if powerful enough for the games you want to play. Also the PSU inside might not be able to power a GTX 1060 if it fits.

It has full size bracket 

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12 minutes ago, faziten said:

Lets get rid of this first: 2K is not a resolution. The "real" 2K is 1080p or FullHD. While many people call 2K to 1440p, i have issues answering.

I dont understand people who call 1440p a "2K" resolution since horizontal pixel count (2560 / "2.56K") is half way to 3K rather than close to being a whole number (2000 / 2K).


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Jurrunio said:

https://www3.lenovo.com/hk/en/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-desktop/lenovo-v-series-tower-desktops/Lenovo-V520-15IKL-Tower/p/11LV1VDV520?gclid=CjwKCAiAtorUBRBnEiwAfcp_Y3bi1T0CkpGTUmU_rreEery5liEVp4QxfqvQbrKoAJCQzMh5YbPyXRoCmwEQAvD_BwE&ef_id=WnqCywAAAJCuQCKh:20180214075614:s

 

this is what I found. the comparison between the width of the rear I/O panel and bracket indicates it has enough space to hold a full height card. Whether it can hold full length (266.7mm) cards though is a problem

I think the SC version is 144 mm

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17 minutes ago, faziten said:

Lets get rid of this first: 2K is not a resolution. The "real" 2K is 1080p or FullHD. While many people call 2K to 1440p, i have issues answering.

 

1060 3GB is enough for 1080p if you are willing to sacrifice image quality settings. Even 1440p with more sacrifices in place. Not every game will like it, but it will be playable on most.

 

In regards of fitting, judging from this image i found googling it should fit with some cable management in place.

image.thumb.png.a2d00eacb24c6bb2a44abc71ff89cf0f.png

 

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