Need advice for my Asus G20 CI desktop

Jan 17, 2023
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Hi,
So I'm new to computer upgrades and was curious about my Asus G20 CI

Would I be able to upgrade the CPU with is currently an Intel i7-7700 to a better one and the GPU from the GTX-1080 to an rtx - 3080 turbo? Basically I'm just trying to get an idea of what I can upgrade that will considerably improve performance. I figured if I have to take off the CPU cooler to get to the ram, I might as well upgrade it.

I'm just not sure what other things would need upgrading to support it. Or if this stuff is plug and play once swapped out 🤷🏽‍♂️. Again, I'm new at this lol.

Thank you for your help
 
May 20, 2021
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Hi,
So I'm new to computer upgrades and was curious about my Asus G20 CI

Would I be able to upgrade the CPU with is currently an Intel i7-7700 to a better one and the GPU from the GTX-1080 to an rtx - 3080 turbo? Basically I'm just trying to get an idea of what I can upgrade that will considerably improve performance. I figured if I have to take off the CPU cooler to get to the ram, I might as well upgrade it.

I'm just not sure what other things would need upgrading to support it. Or if this stuff is plug and play once swapped out 🤷🏽‍♂️. Again, I'm new at this lol.

Thank you for your help
I searched for the power supply that comes with that prebuilt but I had no luck. Upgrading it is going to be a major pain, especially the psu which will most likely need to be upgraded in order to upgrade the gpu.

I couldn't even find the psu they used for that prebuilt in this review down below.

 
Jan 17, 2023
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So the exact model is G20CI-DS71-GTX1080. I just tried to look up the PSU too and I'm having no luck. I might have to take it apart again to confirm it. This computer is definitely not the best with space inside but idk, I feel like it'd be a nice challenge, even if I end up breaking it. I have a back up razer laptop, so I might just go for it

I'm going to put about $1500 towards it. I know the gpu alone will be expensive, so I could try a used rtx - 2080 or a 3070. If the cost is significantly more, I'll hold off on upgrading it and just buy a prebuild, just takes the fun away from learning how to build or upgrade. If I have to, I'll just buy a cool case and start accumulating pc components until I can just build one from scratch. Watching Linus tech tips reignited an interest I had 15 years ago lol.
 
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So the exact model is G20CI-DS71-GTX1080. I just tried to look up the PSU too and I'm having no luck. I might have to take it apart again to confirm it. This computer is definitely not the best with space inside but idk, I feel like it'd be a nice challenge, even if I end up breaking it. I have a back up razer laptop, so I might just go for it

I'm going to put about $1500 towards it. I know the gpu alone will be expensive, so I could try a used rtx - 2080 or a 3070. If the cost is significantly more, I'll hold off on upgrading it and just buy a prebuild, just takes the fun away from learning how to build or upgrade. If I have to, I'll just buy a cool case and start accumulating pc components until I can just build one from scratch. Watching Linus tech tips reignited an interest I had 15 years ago lol.
For $1500 you can build yourself a decent PC.
 
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Fractal Design Pop Mini Air mATX Case $89.99

CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM750x 750W 80+ GOLD Modular Power Supply $109.99 ETA Date: 1/20/2023

ASRock B760M Steel Legend WiFi $169.99

Intel Core i5-12400F $166.96

DeepCool AK400 CPU Cooler $27.99

Team T-Force Vulcan DDR5 5600 32GB (2x16GB) CL36 $124.99

Crucial P5 Plus 2TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 Internal SSD $161.99

Total: $851.90

Microsoft Windows 11 Home (USB) $135.99
 
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