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Can I put a GTX 1060 in my PC?

Jan 22, 2017 12:33PM PST

I bought this computer roughly 3-4 years ago, but haven't had any hardware issues. Is it worth putting in a Nvidia GTX 1060 6gb? And can it even fit? I'm obviously going to upgrade RAM and maybe even processor if needed. Should I upgrade or just build a whole new computer? I want to be able to run most games in 70+ fps at high settings. Here's some pics and specs (Yes, I know it's dusty).


Specs:
Operating System: Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1607 (build 14393.693)

RAM: 6gb

Processor:
3.10 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3350P
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)

Board: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. CM6330_CM6630_CM6730_CM6830 Rev x.0x
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz

Drives:
ST1000DM003-1CH162 [Hard drive] (1 TB)

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Double-check the Available Space
Jan 23, 2017 2:04PM PST

In the photo you provided it appears that there are heatsink fins situated close to the existing graphics card. The GTX-1060 cards are double-wide, meaning they take up 2 slots even though they plug into just one PCI-e x16 slot. So you need to check if a double-wide card will fit in your available space. The 6GB version of GTX-1060 requires a 400-watt or greater power supply so you should be OK on that point. There are a couple of models that are not very long such as this one:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487261

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The PCIe slot looks OK
Jan 22, 2017 12:37PM PST

But to see if it fits you'd have to measure if the length of the card fits. Too bad you didn't have a tape measure for scale in the pictures.

As to the power supply, I'd like to see a single rail with 500 or more Watts.

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Jan 22, 2017 6:29PM PST

I already have a 500 watt power supply. Tape measure is a great idea! I'll measure it tommorw, don't know why I didn't think of that. I was asking if a GTX 1060 would fit because the PCIe slot is really close and almost touching the bottom of my case.

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It looks OK here but the length looks short in pictures
Jan 23, 2017 10:05AM PST

The distortion may be why but the area around the slot looked OK in the pics.

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