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What Graphics card?

Hi

I want to add a Low profile graphics card to my new (refurbished) Optiplex 790.

What one should I be looking at please?

Not too expensive. 

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MSI GT1030 GDDR5 works fine.

https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GT-1030-2G-LP-OC.html

Low profile Gigabyte version also works fine.

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GeForce-GV-N1030D5-2GL-Computer-Graphics/dp/B071DY2VJR/

The oem dell version has no fan part number 8CCF1 for tower models.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/msi-gt-1030-2g-lp-oc-graphic-card-2-gb-gddr5-pcie-30-x16-low-pr...

Make sure whatever GT1030 you buy is GDDR5 version.

The DDR4 versions of this card are junk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y32mBdZHJY

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHTMZHcFaJE

 

 


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MSI GT1030 GDDR5 works fine.

https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GT-1030-2G-LP-OC.html

Low profile Gigabyte version also works fine.

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GeForce-GV-N1030D5-2GL-Computer-Graphics/dp/B071DY2VJR/

The oem dell version has no fan part number 8CCF1 for tower models.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/msi-gt-1030-2g-lp-oc-graphic-card-2-gb-gddr5-pcie-30-x16-low-pr...

Make sure whatever GT1030 you buy is GDDR5 version.

The DDR4 versions of this card are junk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y32mBdZHJY

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHTMZHcFaJE

 

 


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I had an optiplex 790 with an i5-2400 and installed a zotac low-profile gtx 1050 Ti. It was an awesome little gaming rig. That's definitely one of the cheapest and most effective ways to get into PC gaming.

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wow!!!

Many thanks for all that info.

I'll get round to reading/looking at it all soon.

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Stock 790 power supply DOES NOT support 75W card like 1050TI.

 

 


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Graphic card and processor will work great together:

Intel Core i5-2400 (Clock speed at 90%) with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Clock speed at 90%) x1 will produce only 1.16% of bottleneck.

Graphic card is too weak for this processor:

Intel Core i5-2400 (Clock speed at 100%) with NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Clock speed at 100%) x1 will produce 100% of bottleneck. Everything over 10% is considered as bottleneck.

Woops woops, oops oops, here's a YouTube List of 790's running the GTX 1050 ti.

I say it that way because in other posts, I've proven with YouTube videos, people have been running up to 75w cards on 240w (no less than) PSU's.




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What size 790 do you have, MT, DT, SFF, or USFF?  USFF has no expansion slots.  What CPU do you have?  I accidentally thought I5-2400 from the post above.

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