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Windows 7: Looking for a graphic card for gaming

04 Aug 2017   #11
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 



There are 3 different size OptiPlex 380 Models. With Your Specs I'm guessing it's either the one in the middle or on the right ?


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04 Aug 2017   #12
Kulvin

Mauritius
 
 

the first one (the big one)
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04 Aug 2017   #13
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

With the Stock PSU you're pretty limited on Your choices especially since the output of a power supply will degrade over time. Normally on a Rig like that I'd stick with running a Radeon 5450 or GeForce 210. You could possibly move up to something like a Radeon 6450 or GeForce GT 710 since the power draw isn't much higher.
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04 Aug 2017   #14
Kulvin

Mauritius
 
 

i'm really looking forward to buy the EVGA GeForce GT 1030 2GB GDDR5 Low Profile Graphic Card ?
just want to know will i have any problem with it any or will it be suitable according to my PC profile
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04 Aug 2017   #15
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Nice GPU. If You go with that one I'd suggest that You don't have more than one internal HDD and if it's a mechanical drive, consider replacing it with a SSD.
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04 Aug 2017   #16
Kulvin

Mauritius
 
 

yeah thanks any suggestion for a SSD ?
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04 Aug 2017   #17
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kulvin View Post
I would not get a 1030. It is about the same as integrated graphics

The 1050 is a better GPU but what's about a 750 ?
The GT 1030 is somewhat equal to a performance of the GTX 750.

Besides, the most powerful Intel Iris GPU is on par with a GeForce 945M.

There is no point of using a GTX 1050 with a Core 2 Duo processor, it's a heavy bottleneck.
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04 Aug 2017   #18
Kulvin

Mauritius
 
 

in your opinion the GT 1030 will do fine ? will it bottleneck ?
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04 Aug 2017   #19
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

TBH don't bother upgrading that build. Like others said, It's far too old and the primary bottlenecks are that obsolete cpu, the low amount of ram and PCIe 1.1, it's a total waste of money at this point. Pairing it anything newer than Kepler cards will seriously limit your performance and some modern cards also tend to have compatibility issues on systems non-UEFI/legacy BIOS. The full potential of those newer cards will be wasted and you will barely even reach 30fps+ unless you turn down most graphics settings. Your system also lacks AHCI support for SSDs so you'll lose performance here as well.

Save your money and buy a new PC.
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05 Aug 2017   #20
Kulvin

Mauritius
 
 

thanks all for the suggestions.

i bought the GT 1030 Palit GeForce GT 1030 | eBay
can't get an EVGA as it does not ship to my country so i went for the Palit.

i will gather some more funds later to get a Pentium G4560 and upgrage RAM to 8GB
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