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C530 Upgrade GPU Card

2019-02-27, 22:27 PM

Hi,

 

Is it possible to fit 3rd party video card to this unit?

Like MSI 1660Ti Gaming X to be precise.

Do you think it would fit inside?

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Re: C530 Upgrade GPU Card

2019-02-28, 23:44 PM

Did anyone tried to upgrade their C530? It seems like new video cards won’t fit mostly the 1660 series.

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Re: C530 Upgrade GPU Card

2019-03-19, 3:04 AM

Zotac 1660 Ti fits just fine. The power cable is a tight fit against the side panel, but still closes. I’m going to order a 90 degree low profile extension for the 8 pin connector.

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Re: C530 Upgrade GPU Card

2019-03-19, 9:45 AM

Wow! That's awesome! How's the performance? And the Temp? 

 

I upgraded mine to a RTX 2060 and experiencing a lot of heat when playing Battlefield 5 on max.

 

I added aux fan in the vacant slot in the front but seems useless as it only runs up to 1500rpm.

 

Our motherboard doesn't give an option to control fans separetly.

 

Good thing with the Founders Edition is that the power cable is at the front so i have space on the side, but didn't put back the bracket so air circulation isn't restricted by it.

 

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Re: C530 Upgrade GPU Card

2019-03-19, 17:08 PM

I have not stressed the system yet. Easily out framing my 144 hz monitor in Overwatch and WoW. This week, I will try something a bit more demanding and get back with you. The thermal output on the 1660 ti is relatively low, even the 2060 shouldn’t be too terrible high. If I run into issues with heat, I may possibly replace all the fans, front and rear and drop a low profile cpu cooler in. Also I’m unpleased with a lack of fan controls in bios or software. Lenovo should make this adjustable. I’ll post after I get more data on my actual heat numbers under a heavy load.

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Re: C530 Upgrade GPU Card

2019-04-21, 6:45 AM

I recently installed a gigabyte 1660 gaming oc card in mine and it was a very tight fit but it works. It does get hot, however. The airflow is very restrictive in this case. I added an extra fan in the front(3 pin so it always runs at 1600rpm) and then I replaced the rear fan with a 3 pin 2000rpm fan, added a 40mm fan directly above the main rear fan and removed the mesh from the rear cover to get more airflow. I can run swbf2 on ultra staying under 74c on the GPU but that's still a little hotter than I'd like. With the left cover removed it still runs at about 69c under same conditions.

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2019-04-21, 6:47 AM
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Re: C530 Upgrade GPU Card

2019-05-14, 19:29 PM

Can I get a link for the rtx.I'm not experienced and I have the same pc,I would like to get an opinion.

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Re: C530 Upgrade GPU Card

2019-09-10, 13:47 PM
I like that little fan idea vonDre.. does it sound loud?
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Re: C530 Upgrade GPU Card

2019-09-12, 4:57 AM
For those who installed a new GPU inside the C530, normally it should be a blower style GPU, as this case has a thermal design with cool air coming from the front and exaust at the back, no cool air from the sides or above. So a blower style GPU is your best thermal solution, as it sucks air directly from the front and pushes it out directly in the back of the case, outside.

But, if you have installed a normal "open" style GPU, some guys on this forum actually removed the plastic "glass" top portion of the case. This way you have a huge amount of air that can be sucked by your GPU fans directly from above your case.

Hope this helps.
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