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09-06-2019 04:20 PM
this Christmas i was looking to upgrade the graphics card. i have a 1070 but was looking to install a 2080 or 2080 super and was wondering if i only had to upgrade my power watt. currently i running 500w and my pc is the omen 880 112na. would you be able to send me a link to the power supply you bought if you can and one other thing is there anything else i need to upgrade inside my pc to run the graphics card.
here is a link to my pc specs :
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09-06-2019 04:54 PM - edited 09-06-2019 05:03 PM
Your Omen will use an ATX power supply. Any ATX PSU will fit unless its so long the length is too long to fit.
I always recommend the higher end models as because of the quality parts, quiet operation, modular cables and warranty they have. Here is an example of what Ive used in the past...
NOTE: its on sale at the moment I posted it, but subject to change at any time. But the choice is up to you.
There shouldn't be anything else you need to make your new graphics card work.
Edit: EVGA will be releasing the G5 next week which is a premium Modular PSU. If you're interested, I would wait and see what its price comes in at. Otherwise, if you have other questions, let me know.
09-06-2019 05:45 PM
hello again thanks for reaching out and helping me. one of the power supply i looked at looked good and wanted to get your opinion on it. could i use this ?
also i was looking for a 2080 or the super edition and wanted to stick with nvidia. i was wondering what manufacturer i should get for the best price. currently my budget for the graphics card is 750 pounds. so i was wondering if you could find the best one for me but it doesn't matter if you cant.
09-06-2019 06:53 PM
I am USA based so I'm not too familiar with what is available in your country.
If you need to stay under £100, then I would go with the TX650m model...
In this day and age, any major graphics card MFG is going to be good. The NVIDIA chipset and processor will be the same across all of them. The main difference is cooling design and maybe where its clocked at. I use the reviews as sort of a guide to performance issues. I don't take all reviews as total gospel though.
Your main concern will be if it will fit. You can take a tape measure and measure the space from end to front to make sure there is enough length room compared to the MFGs measurements.
Look up whats available and compare the specs to price, consider your budget and you will be fine. If you are unsure about one, just ask.
If its Curry's you need to purchase from, Most of the cards available are 3 fan and long. If your Omen uses a card bracket to hold the end up, most of those wont fit unless you leave the bracket off. Otherwise, looks like you would have to go with one of the MSI cards. https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/rtx-2080/components-upgrades/graphics-cards/324_3091_30343_xx_ba000135...
It will work either way, just personal preference on the bracket. The bracket is mainly used if you travel with the tower and its getting knocked around a lot. The bracket keeps the card from braking off in the PCIe slot.
09-07-2019 10:43 AM
hi again. we looked at the power supply and it was great so i think we are getting that. but the graphics card problem is that you stated we probably needed a bracket to hold it in place and was wondering if we needed that because we dont travel with it. so if we bought a 2080 with three fans should we get it as we dont travel or would it still be better to get one with two fans but then it has brackets on. also is there any differences with having three fans instead of two. there was one that we looked at as wondering if it was any good. if this is a good one would you suggest getting this or possibly buying a three fan one from the link you gave me on the last message from curry's because it doesn't really bother me if we dont or have a bracket on .
09-07-2019 10:53 AM - edited 09-07-2019 10:53 AM
As I had said earlier... The bracket is mainly used if you travel with the tower and its getting knocked around a lot. It is not necessary, especially if you are keeping the unit at home. So you can go for the 3 fan card, yes.
There could be a difference in cooling between 2 and 3 fans. But how much, I would have no way of knowing. But right now, that three fan is significantly cheaper than the other cards. You were concerned with bang for buck value, so Its the first card I would look at.
09-07-2019 06:13 PM
looks like i have uped my budget so i mine going to get an asus 2080 with three fans and was wondering what to do after installing it. originally i have a 1070 so would i have to delete all drivers for that and if so how would i do that. then would i have to navigate to the nvidia website and the dwonload the latest driver for the 2080 when installed. i already have the geforce experience software downloaded. so would i just update the driver from their after downloading the driver from the website.
09-07-2019 07:04 PM
Very good then.
Depends on the driver that's installed now.
If you have issues with the original driver or just want to skip the trial and error stuff, you can remove the old driver first with a tool called Display Driver Uninstaller. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose the closet mirror to you and download it. https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
Place the NVIDIA installer on your desktop also. At the moment I write this, this driver is the latest for the 2080...
Once the uninstaller has ran, don't reboot, just shut down. Then install the new card. Then you can install the NVIDIA driver.
09-07-2019 07:11 PM
Also just my opinion, I wont use the Geforce Experience. New releases aren't thoroughly tested and is buggy for a lot of people.
I don't feel the need to update the driver every time a new release is out anyway. New drivers are usually only for certain game updates and most of those, I don't play. I'll wait a while before updating graphics drivers. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
09-07-2019 07:29 PM
so basically what i have to do is run the ddu to get rid of the drivers from the 1070 and when that is done shut down the PC. take out the 1070 and replace it with a 2080 then boot the PC up again and then download the new drivers for the 2080 ? and download it from the link you sent me sending me to nvidia website and is that it ?