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Old 13-06-2018, 10:24 PM   #1
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Low power GPU for compact desktop

hi guys,

what are some recommendations for a low power graphic card for small form factor desktops?

suppose that the desktop is 30cm x 30cm x 10cm with a 200W PSU

thanks in advance!
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Old 13-06-2018, 10:31 PM   #2
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hi guys,

what are some recommendations for a low power graphic card for small form factor desktops?

suppose that the desktop is 30cm x 30cm x 10cm with a 200W PSU

thanks in advance!
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Old 13-06-2018, 10:38 PM   #3
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OEM desktop? High chance u need a low profile card
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Old 13-06-2018, 10:49 PM   #4
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1050TI with 1060 being a possibility
will 1050ti be too much? the recommended PSU is 300W and it uses 75W (https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce...orce-gtx-1050/)

i'm thinking of 1030 because it uses 20-30W only (https://www.geforce.com/hardware/des...specifications)

OEM desktop? High chance u need a low profile card
i dont mind low-profile as long as i can fit it inside my pc without it overheating or anything
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Old 13-06-2018, 11:02 PM   #5
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Low profile means the PCB is narrower than usual. For a 10 cm casing, the GPU definitely needs to be low profile.

Something like this -



GTX 1050Ti is the best GPU you can buy that is low profile.

GTX 1030 does use less power but is much weaker. If you are not gaming, then it should be fine.
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will 1050ti be too much? the recommended PSU is 300W and it uses 75W (https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce...orce-gtx-1050/)

i'm thinking of 1030 because it uses 20-30W only (https://www.geforce.com/hardware/des...specifications)



i dont mind low-profile as long as i can fit it inside my pc without it overheating or anything
If you get the 1050ti w/o any 6/8 pin connectors and just run off pcie slot, it will only draw 75w. Ur psu shld be ok to handle.
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Old 13-06-2018, 11:13 PM   #7
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What casing / CPU do you have now, and what is your intended purpose of getting a separate GPU? Are you gaming?
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Old 14-06-2018, 12:31 AM   #8
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If you get the 1050ti w/o any 6/8 pin connectors and just run off pcie slot, it will only draw 75w. Ur psu shld be ok to handle.
my pc has this "1 HH PCIe x1 + 1 HH PCIe x16". does that work?

What casing / CPU do you have now, and what is your intended purpose of getting a separate GPU? Are you gaming?
it's a dell small form factor desktop, processor is i5-8400 with 8GB RAM 2666MHz. i do some light gaming like dota 2, but mainly using the desktop for everyday use
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my pc has this "1 HH PCIe x1 + 1 HH PCIe x16". does that work?



it's a dell small form factor desktop, processor is i5-8400 with 8GB RAM 2666MHz. i do some light gaming like dota 2, but mainly using the desktop for everyday use
U will be using that x16 PCIE slot
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Old 14-06-2018, 01:48 AM   #10
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U will be using that x16 PCIE slot
should i be concerned about overheating?
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Old 14-06-2018, 08:42 AM   #11
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should i be concerned about overheating?
Nope. Passive airflow with 1x 80mm fan or bigger, inside those OEM chassis is enough to cool the system.

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my pc has this "1 HH PCIe x1 + 1 HH PCIe x16". does that work?



it's a dell small form factor desktop, processor is i5-8400 with 8GB RAM 2666MHz. i do some light gaming like dota 2, but mainly using the desktop for everyday use
what wrong with the pc now? dota 2 is millions of years ago. maybe the pc will run fine without the gpu.
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Small form factor pc with low end hardware no issue with overheat as low end gpu like gt 1030 does not even generate that much heat. So for small form factor not an issue.

But if you were to have 1080ti or vega 64, threadripper cpu in a small form factor build heat will be an issue. Just have to put more fans.

And btw the i5 8400 igpu can play dota 2 720p no problem. Just tweak the settings set to 720p slide the slider for performance. Saw some youtube dota 2 gameplay video playing dota 2 at 720p using the i5 8400 IGPU at 720p no issue.
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