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T530-28ICB: How to best upgrade for better gaming?

2020-12-20, 11:52 AM

Hello!

I'm looking to upgrade my computer in order to achieve a better performance playing video games, and i wonder what should I upgrade first? 

I currently have:

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Re:T530-28ICB: How to best upgrade for better gaming?

2020-12-20, 12:46 PM

What is the wattage of your power supply?  Open the case and look at the label on the power supply itself, if in doubt, post a photo. 

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Re:T530-28ICB: How to best upgrade for better gaming?

2020-12-20, 16:45 PM

Hey! Thank you for repplying! I just checked and it's 450 W

Currently my GPU reaches 98% of it's usage while playing. My question is, can I just upgrade my GPU? Or do I have to upgrade my power supply, fans, and so on?

I think this is due to the fact, that im running a 4k 60Hz monitor.

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Re:T530-28ICB: How to best upgrade for better gaming?

2020-12-20, 17:02 PM

Upgrading the graphics is usually the best option for improving gaming, and since you have the 450w supply, then the options are the same as the other T530 thread I just replied to:  T530: low fps when gaming; BIOS not updating

 

(Additionally, you are already running the top processor (65w i7) for your model and mb revision, and have 16GB.)

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Re:T530-28ICB: How to best upgrade for better gaming?

2020-12-20, 17:15 PM

Thanks again for replying!

So to sum it up, i need a new GPU, power supply and fans. Do you have any recommendations? 

I wanted to upgrade to the NVidia GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti. Do you think it's compatible? 

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2020-12-20, 17:44 PM

Not necessarily the power supply.  I was on the fence regarding the 200w RTX 3060 Ti, of which I am a fan, but with certain power cuts, it would be possible.  If you are able to run on just a M.2 SSD, and disconnect both cables to the HDD and to the optical drive, then a 3060 Ti is doable.  Add both front fans and vented PCI slot covers. 

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Re:T530-28ICB: How to best upgrade for better gaming?

2020-12-20, 18:03 PM

Ok! Got it! Thank you! 

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Re:T530-28ICB: How to best upgrade for better gaming?

2021-01-13, 19:53 PM
Not even. The T730 with a 500W PSU runs up to an RTX 2080 Super so I don't doubt a 450 Watt can run a 2070 easily.
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