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Windows 7: Looking for a graphic card for gaming

01 Aug 2017   #1

Looking for a graphic card for gaming


I want to buy a graphic card for gaming purposes.
I would like to get the best recommendations according to my PC profile.

My Budget: 100
Online Game: Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Case: Dell Optiplex 380
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93 GHz (up to 2933 MHz) 32bit
In CPU Socket @ 1.2V
Installed Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB
Mainboard: Dell 0HN7XN
Video Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset
Power Supply: Max 255W

Preference Graphic Card: Nvidia or Radeon (1GB - 2GB)

Thanks :)

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01 Aug 2017   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Not sure what are your buying options but you can see if you can purchase from evga ?
GTX 1050ti might be in your budget ?
EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce 10 Series Family - GTX 1050 Ti

Requires or recommended 300w or greater but you might be okay @ 255w

If you need a low profile plus a little cheaper price,
EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GT 1030 SC, 02G-P4-6333-KR, 2GB GDDR5, Low Profile - 02G-P4-6333-KR

Which the spec's still say 300w so I wouldn't worry about that spec it can be stretched a tad.

I believe you'd really need more memory 2gb's isn't much
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01 Aug 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

I'm gonna tell you this, both GTX 1050 and GT 1030 will be heavily bottle necked by your processor. Fortunately for you the motherboard supports up got Q9650.

You can get a good deal for Q9550, go for it. If not, find a Q9300.
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02 Aug 2017   #4
Bethany Lee

Windows 10

From what i know the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is among the most affordable gaming graphics cards out there.
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02 Aug 2017   #5


thanks i pick the gtx 1050 but i want to know what brand, size and my compatible port ?
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02 Aug 2017   #6

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

The 1080.... recommends a 600w or greater psu so that is too long of a stretch :)

EVGA is about as good as it gets for graphic cards issue might be you finding one in your region so you'd have to tell us if that is a brand you can obtain

It does however require at least one pci-e port
I do not believe it needs additional power but if you have an available 4 pin molex cable unused you can use it
It will come with an adapter if it needs another power source other than what it gets from the motherboards pci-e port
Take a picture and post it here of the mother board slots to verify.
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03 Aug 2017   #7


i'm getting confused what to buy here between GTX 1050ti and GT 1030. 2GB or 4GB ?

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03 Aug 2017   #8

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Budget pretty much rules the day :)
I'd take the earlier post to upgrade your processor too seriously so that will cost you more obviously
Plus I also recommended adding more memory because your existing 2gb's isn't enough either

So with those 2 items added I'd stick to the 1030 unless you have more funds that is

But as the image shows you clearly have a pci-e slot
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04 Aug 2017   #9


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 ?
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04 Aug 2017   #10


if i buy the GTX 1050ti will it work fine according to my PC profile?

if not please tell me what necessary upgrades should i make?
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