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760 SFF, upgrading for gaming

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I want to upgrade my 760 for gaming purposes and would like to know if it is possible to do so. I'm planning to swap the processor(E8400) for a Q9650 and add 4 sticks of 2gb RAM. Apart from that I would like to add a graphics card (something like a gt1030). It is possible to make all the upgrades?

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Re: Upgrading 760 SFF for gaming

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Since you have the small form factor version (sff) I would suggest getting a low-profile video card. I know MSI makes a low profile 1050 (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=9SIA4M56FA9262). It comes with a different pcie expansion slot cover to fit the width of the optiplex. Low profile 1030s are abundant on google with a quick search. (https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&ei=1zHGXNWILq-0ggf0haqoDw&q=1030+low+pro&oq=1030+low+pro&g...).

With the CPU I don't see a problem because they both are the same socket. But I think they are different generations which could mean a bios flash but I don't know much about that. From my perspective I say they should work. 

 

--UPDATE--

I don't know if you have done the upgrade yet, but Zotac and MSI released low profile versions of the GTX 1650. I don't know where and/or how to buy these, but just letting you know these exist and will give you a lot more performance than a 1050 or 1030. 

Main PC Specs
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Dell Inspiron 3650
I5 6400
12GB DDR3 1600
1TB 7200RPM Seagate Desktop HDD
Intel HD 530
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Re: Upgrading 760 SFF for gaming

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Since you have the small form factor version (sff) I would suggest getting a low-profile video card. I know MSI makes a low profile 1050 (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=9SIA4M56FA9262). It comes with a different pcie expansion slot cover to fit the width of the optiplex. Low profile 1030s are abundant on google with a quick search. (https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&ei=1zHGXNWILq-0ggf0haqoDw&q=1030+low+pro&oq=1030+low+pro&g...).

With the CPU I don't see a problem because they both are the same socket. But I think they are different generations which could mean a bios flash but I don't know much about that. From my perspective I say they should work. 

 

--UPDATE--

I don't know if you have done the upgrade yet, but Zotac and MSI released low profile versions of the GTX 1650. I don't know where and/or how to buy these, but just letting you know these exist and will give you a lot more performance than a 1050 or 1030. 

Main PC Specs
------------------------------
Dell Inspiron 3650
I5 6400
12GB DDR3 1600
1TB 7200RPM Seagate Desktop HDD
Intel HD 530
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