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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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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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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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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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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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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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2019-05-14, 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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2019-09-10, 13:47 PM
I like that little fan idea vonDre.. does it sound loud?
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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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2019-09-12, 5:58 AM

I agree about the blower style. Unfortunately the card I bought didn't have that style available at the time. 

 

To answer the noise question simply, not much. I have my PC on my desk next to the monitor and it makes noise sure, but not that loud. 

 

I ended up buying a small metal vent plate and retrofitted it to the side cover. I cut out a hole for it using a Dremel and screwed it in. This let's the card vent out of the side and really helped alot. Check it out

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2019-09-12, 6:07 AM
You went to great effort for this side vent! Maybe removing the top plastic is easier and more efficient? Just another option I guess.
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2019-09-12, 6:13 AM

Well IMO removing the top is a very questionable idea because your exposing the PC to a non-stop onslaught of dust and debris. With the side vent my intake fans are running fast enough even with the gpu idle to push air out of the case and keep dust from being sucked in. 

 

To each their own, though 

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2019-09-12, 12:17 PM
Thats a really interesting design you did. Im surprised the sides of the case dont have some kind of mesh with holes, but I think that looks really good and probably helps alot with cooling. I was thinking more instead of removing the top plastic, since it actually looks really nice, just putting some type of spacer on the corners of the top panel to just allow like half an inch of a gap where the GPU could suck in some air.
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2019-09-13, 6:30 AM

That’s a great idea! Where did u get that thing that you screwed on the side panel? That was the problem when I used the 2060 FE, temp increase. So I changed it to a blower style gpu. I upgraded the cpu cooler as well and added a high rpm fans. Cpu temp is around 60 max at full load and gpu max at 70. It’s really scary and punching holes on the case is my last option as unit is still under warranty.

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2019-09-14, 16:40 PM

I got it off of Amazon, here's a link to it. 

 

AC Infinity Ventilation Grille,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075XGKYB3?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

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2019-09-19, 16:30 PM

Hey, everyone. I know this is not the place to post my question. But I have been looking for some answers, and I haven't found anything yet. I have a C530 with RX 570 but I want to upgrade it to RX 5700. The thing is that the PSU is only 435 W on mine. Do you guys think it would be fine without changing PSU to upgrade my GPU to a RX 5700?

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2019-09-19, 16:49 PM
You can try and play with this website, I did a quick config and it is under 400W, so you should be fine. I have a i5 9400F with a GTX 1080 and it works without problems.

https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator
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2019-09-19, 18:27 PM
The 5700 requires a 8pin + 6 pin, our included PSU's only have one 8 pin. You would think the other 8 pin on the PSU line is for a PCIE, but its not. I have no idea what its for, its a CPU/EPS pin on the PCIE rail for some reason. Thats leaves us with 3 options.

Get the highest GPU you can get with our stock PSU, so an RTX 2060.

Upgrade your PSU so you can use any GPU

Buy a 2x Sata to 8Pin PCIE and hope it works. https://www.amazon.com/Power-Express-Video-Cable-Adapter/dp/B007Y8FSMQ
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2019-09-20, 2:35 AM

So, I wouldn't need to change my PSU if I were to get a RTX 2060? Can I use the 8-pin that's not connected to the gpu now as rx 570 only required the 6-pin?

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2019-09-20, 20:32 PM
Correct :)
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