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Newbie - what card to get?

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2019/11/11 19:40:13 (permalink)
I know that's a pretty general question so here a some specifics.
I've go a 3 year old PC with a built in graphics card. 
2 questions come to mind... even with a relatively old processor, will adding a decent video card allow me to play some of the newer games?  And if so, what card would be recommended to get?  My price range is around $200.
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/11 20:09:31 (permalink)
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/11 20:32:20 (permalink)
    Go ahead and provide us the rest of your system specs and we can make a recommendation based on that :)
     
     
     

     
     
     
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/12 17:23:53 (permalink)
    Hmmm... specs huh...
    4 gig RAM
    500 gig HD - not SSD
    The power supply doesn't appear to have any "spare" connectors as they are all going to either the mother board or the HD.
    Intel Core i5-6500 (QC/6MB/4T/ 3.2GHz/65W);
    OptiPlex 3040 MT with 240W Standard Power Supply
    Hope that helps.
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/12 17:50:01 (permalink)
    Thanks for that information. It appears this is one of those Dell proprietary boards that use an 8 pin PSU connection so you are kind of stuck with the PSU you have which is unfortunate if it had the ATX standard 24 pin you could attempt to upgrade it. You would need something low powered like a GT 1030 or you could can try and find a 1050 (non Ti) which does not require additional PCI E power and it should work with what you have. The system is kind of hamstrung by the availability of a larger PSU and I am not aware of any companies that follow Dell's specific power as that motherboard is borderline laptop quality. Chip should be fine to use for medium-high gaming depending on the game and resolution. Furthermore, invest in an SSD. You will never look back. Hope this helps. 

     
     
     
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/12 18:10:55 (permalink)
    thanks for the info!
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/12 18:26:12 (permalink)
    No problem. You can usually find the 1050 second hand for fairly under your budget so that may be the best option for this specific system. Keep us updated if you have any other questions and we will be glad to answer!

     
     
     
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/12 18:28:15 (permalink)
    We do have the 1050 available on our B Stock page as well: 
     
    https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=03G-P4-6151-RX
     
    Its about 60 under your budget and should work fine even though the PSU is 240. That CPU is not a power resource hog. 
     
     
     

     
     
     
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/12 21:07:38 (permalink)
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    We do have the 1050 available on our B Stock page as well: 
     
    https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=03G-P4-6151-RX
     
    Its about 60 under your budget and should work fine even though the PSU is 240. That CPU is not a power resource hog. 
     





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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/12 21:41:54 (permalink)
     
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/13 11:15:08 (permalink)
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/13 18:24:38 (permalink)
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    We do have the 1050 available on our B Stock page as well: 
     

     
    Its about 60 under your budget and should work fine even though the PSU is 240. That CPU is not a power resource hog. 
     
     
     


    Thanks for the link!  So it's pretty much plug and play?  Any idea on the return policy?
     
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/14 06:47:51 (permalink)
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    We do have the 1050 available on our B Stock page as well: 
       
    Its about 60 under your budget and should work fine even though the PSU is 240. That CPU is not a power resource hog. 
      

    Thanks for the link!  So it's pretty much plug and play?  Any idea on the return policy?
     



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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/14 16:50:57 (permalink)
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    We do have the 1050 available on our B Stock page as well: 
       
    Its about 60 under your budget and should work fine even though the PSU is 240. That CPU is not a power resource hog. 
      

    Thanks for the link!  So it's pretty much plug and play?  Any idea on the return policy?
     



    All B-Stock have a 1 year warranty.


    In the off chance it doesn't work in my PC is it returnable?
    Thanks
     
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    Re: Newbie - what card to get? 2019/11/14 19:09:29 (permalink)
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    In the off chance it doesn't work in my PC is it returnable?
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    Replaceable within that one year, yes.  I'm not sure how refunds would work though.

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