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Legion C530 GPU Upgrade

2020-04-20, 7:40 AM

Hey guys,

I have the C530 with i7 and GTX 1050 Ti (out of the box).

I would like to upgrade my GPU, but I want the upgrade to be noob friendly, as in I just want to buy a new GPU, open the case, plug it in and turn on.

I don't want to get a new power supply unit or any other upgrade.

 

From browsing around this forum, I saw that a safe option for me would be the RTX 2060 8GB - since there are user reports of upgrading to this without any issues.

My question is, are there any better options or newer models (2070 maybe) that could fit in my criteria (noob friendly installation)?

 

It appears that the biggest issue with the Cube is the case and GPUs not fitting inside, some user posted the RTX2060 dimensions fit perfectly and you cannot go any larger, can anybody confirm this?

 

Thanks for any input :)

 

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Re:Legion C530 GPU Upgrade

2020-04-21, 12:04 PM

I would not put an RTX in a PC that has only one of these two PSUs in your PC:

 

Power Supply: 280W or 450W ES ATX

 

The 450W might just cut it but definitely not with a 280W one! The fact you have a 1050ti tells me you likely have the 280W. 

 

I'm a complete beginner and I managed to change the PSU easily after watching some YouTube videos. I upgraded in my Y520T from stock PSU to the Seasonic Focus+ Gold 650W which is pretty future proof with upgrading to a great GPU and CPU; just in case I ever want a new computer I'll just use that part again. 

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Re:Legion C530 GPU Upgrade

2020-04-21, 16:28 PM

Thanks for the reply DinoGirl. Let's say I open up the case and see an 450Watt PSU, does that mean that it's safe to just plug a 2060 in without worrying about the PSU?

In case I must change the PSU, are there any compatibility issues with certain PSUs, or do all work?

 

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2020-04-21, 17:03 PM
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Re:Legion C530 GPU Upgrade

2020-04-21, 17:38 PM
I decided to listen to your advice and added a simple 'Corsair VS650 80+ White 650W' to my order. Let's hope it's compatible with the oddly shaped cube case.
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Re:Legion C530 GPU Upgrade

2020-07-14, 2:24 AM

Well, how did the power supply you wrote about fit? Corsair

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Re:Legion C530 GPU Upgrade

2020-07-26, 19:56 PM

Hi

 

I would love to know if the Corsair VS650 power supply you bought fits into the case of the C530?

 

Sincerely

 

Lior

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Re:Legion C530 GPU Upgrade

2020-09-02, 13:58 PM
Hey Lior, Please check my post where I upgraded to VS650, it explains everything in detail: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Desktops/Review-to-upgrading-GPU-and-PSU-for-Legion-C530-Cube/m-p/5011537?page=1#5084130 :)
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Re:Legion C530 GPU Upgrade

2020-09-02, 13:59 PM
ChestorX, I wrote a post about my experience upgrading - in detail: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Desktops/Review-to-upgrading-GPU-and-PSU-for-Legion-C530-Cube/m-p/5011537?page=1#5084130
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