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A gpu for 240w psu

Anything that consumes under 100 watts would work with that machine.

 

Skip GT 1030, it's too low performance. Your best options would be a GTX 1050 / GTX 1050 TI followed by a RX 560 from AMD (because it's probably more expensive than the 1050 models).

These three models may require a pci-e 6 pin connector, you can buy a molex (old hdd connector) to pci-e 6+2 adapter if your power supply doesn't have one.

 

Determine first if the case accepts regular height video cards, or only half-height cards... if it's the slim design that only takes half-height, you're probably gonna have more luck with GTX 1050 models.

 

Here's your choices  (first number is idle power , when in Windows doing nothing, second is when gaming):

 

RX560 = 9W/79W
RX550 = 7W/45W

 

GTX1050Ti = 6W/75W
GTX1050 = 6W/75W

 

Older models:

 

GTX 750Ti = 4W/57W

GTX 650 Ti = 7W/74W
GTX 650 = 6W/62W


HD 7850 = 11W/96W
HD 7790 = 7W/78W
HD 7770 = 7W/73W
HD 7750 = 5W/43W

 

HD 6770 = 14W/85W
HD 6750 = 13W/72W
HD 6670 = 10W/50W
HD 6450 = 5W/25W

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

Im buying a used pc tommorow (HP Prodesk 600 G1 sff) with specs: i5 4590, 4gb ddr3 (will be upgrading to 8), HD 4300, 500gb HDD and a 240w platinum psu.

Im buying it for 100$ and im looking to add a gpu without having to replace the psu and motherboard, what gpu can I buy which will just plug and play?

 

Im not a tripple A gamer, I only want it to run Minecraft at the highest frame rate possible for that system.


Thanks :)

 

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For minecraft, CPU >>>> GPU

Something like a GT 1030 or RX 550 would work well, low wattage, SFF options available, still fairly capable little cards.


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2 minutes ago, Achilles said:

I only want it to run Minecraft at the highest frame rate possible for that system.

Then I'd just use the integrated graphics on the 4590. Minecraft is more CPU based than anything GPU based


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Sup. A low power 1050 (non-ti) maybe, or an used 750Ti which would be cheaper


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7 minutes ago, aezakmi said:

Sup. A low power 1050 (non-ti) maybe, or an used 750Ti which would be cheaper

 

7 minutes ago, campy said:

For minecraft, CPU >>>> GPU

Something like a GT 1030 or RX 550 would work well, low wattage, SFF options available, still fairly capable little cards.

So if im reading it correctly, a 240w psu would be able to handle and 750ti, G 1030 or RX 550 without any problems?

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6 minutes ago, Achilles said:

 

So if im reading it correctly, a 240w psu would be able to handle and 750ti, G 1030 or RX 550 without any problems?

Some 1050s too, as long as it doesn't needs extra power from the PSU yes, those cards use less than 68W


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With the system your getting you will also need the card to be a Low-Profile, or slim, card. The stock case wont support anything full size. Luckily low profile cards are also typically low power.

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1 minute ago, Achilles said:

Alright ill think I found a 750ti low profile, does this look anything like a 750ti ? Lol 

that looks like a 750ti, but not a low profile


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4 minutes ago, aezakmi said:

Some 1050s too, as long as it doesn't needs extra power from the PSU yes, those cards use less than 68W

Even a 1050 ti would work, any model without the 6 pin (or some with, as apparently they can ignore the lack of PCIe power) only draws up to 75 watts, and there's no way that i5 is going to venture into the 150 watt territory to push the PSU to its limits


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Anything that consumes under 100 watts would work with that machine.

 

Skip GT 1030, it's too low performance. Your best options would be a GTX 1050 / GTX 1050 TI followed by a RX 560 from AMD (because it's probably more expensive than the 1050 models).

These three models may require a pci-e 6 pin connector, you can buy a molex (old hdd connector) to pci-e 6+2 adapter if your power supply doesn't have one.

 

Determine first if the case accepts regular height video cards, or only half-height cards... if it's the slim design that only takes half-height, you're probably gonna have more luck with GTX 1050 models.

 

Here's your choices  (first number is idle power , when in Windows doing nothing, second is when gaming):

 

RX560 = 9W/79W
RX550 = 7W/45W

 

GTX1050Ti = 6W/75W
GTX1050 = 6W/75W

 

Older models:

 

GTX 750Ti = 4W/57W

GTX 650 Ti = 7W/74W
GTX 650 = 6W/62W


HD 7850 = 11W/96W
HD 7790 = 7W/78W
HD 7770 = 7W/73W
HD 7750 = 5W/43W

 

HD 6770 = 14W/85W
HD 6750 = 13W/72W
HD 6670 = 10W/50W
HD 6450 = 5W/25W

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3 minutes ago, Achilles said:

Alright ill think I found a 750ti low profile, does this look anything like a 750ti ? Lol 

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WTF, this is horrible card.. no PCB protection wtf, this looks more like a old sound card from creative with a custom HSF on it.


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Grab a 730 GTX and you will draw a total power of about 200w.  I do not think your PSU will cut the rug, and if it does, I predict your going to damage your components or kill the PSU.  Your entire computer on average will draw 140watts, and once you launch a game that will go to 210watts with the 750Ti.  Your coming close that is for sure.  Me personally wouldn't bother doing it.


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1 minute ago, Turtle Rig said:

Grab a 1030 and you will draw a total power of about 240w.  I do not think your PSU will cut the rug, and if it does, I predict your going to damage your components or kill the PSU.  Your entire computer on average will draw 140watts, and once you launch a game that will go to 210watts with the 1030 GTX.  Your coming close that is for sure.  Me personally wouldn't bother doing it.

So you would say id be better of looking for a another system?

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Low profile card will look something like this, and should come with a shorter PCI slot edge, typically have to put it on yourself.

 

Or I'd say get the system, see how it performs, and then see if you really even need a better GPU

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Nope, I never said replace your current setup.  It is just gonna come close that's all, but it will work fine.  As I said the draw will be around 210watts so you make the cut and what not.

 

If this is just for Minecraft I would go to 8GB for shure and that is the bare minimum now a days.  This system will def not be able to run games or do hardcore pro apps with HT and what not.  If you want to sorta build a new system, throw the 730 GTX in and call it a day and think about a complete new system.

 

 


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I disagree with Turtle Rig. 

A GT 1030 consumes up to around 30-45 watts but is very low performance.

A GTX 1050 or RX 560 consume up to 80 watts in their default configuration, but you can go in drivers and reduce the power budget, for example from 0% boost to -5% or -10% boost. You get a few percent lower performance but you shave a few watts off the maximum power.

 

Even without playing in the drivers, you're probably going to be fine with a <80w video card like GTX1050 or RX 560

 

You have an 84w TDP processor that's probably gonna average around 60-80 watts in games, the motherboard and everything else is probably gonna use around 25 watts, so with a <80w video card your system's probably gonna consume less than 200 watts in total. 

 

Also, the PSU is 240w , and it will definitely have some safety margins, it's not like it's gonna shut down at exactly 240 watts.

 

It's basically a waste of money to buy a GT 1030 these days. Low performance, hardware encoders disabled by nVidia so you can't stream with it, etc etc

 

edit: And also, if you're really paranoid about power consumption, you can always search eBay for a processor that's faster AND lower power than your i5 4590... search for something with 54w TDP or something like that, chances are you'll find something for 20-40$ ... makes more sense than throwing money on a shit GT 1030.

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2 minutes ago, mariushm said:

I disagree with Turtle Rig. 

A GT 1030 consumes up to around 30-45 watts but is very low performance.

A GTX 1050 or RX 560 consume up to 80 watts in their default configuration, but you can go in drivers and reduce the power budget, for example from 0% boost to -5% or -10% boost. You get a few percent lower performance but you shave a few watts off the maximum power.

 

Even without playing in the drivers, you're probably going to be fine with a <80w video card like GTX1050 or RX 560

 

You have an 84w TDP processor that's probably gonna average around 60-80 watts in games, the motherboard and everything else is probably gonna use around 25 watts, so with a <80w video card your system's probably gonna consume less than 200 watts in total. 

 

Also, the PSU is 240w platinum, and it will definitely have some safety margins, it's not like it's gonna shut down at exactly 240 watts.

 

It's basically a waste of money to buy a GT 1030 these days. Low performance, hardware encoders disabled by nVidia so you can't stream with it, etc etc

Woah really, the 1030 only 45 watts,... In that case he will be good to go as both you and me said it will draw close to 240watts.  I think it will pass but if you get a crash, then you know why.  Then at that point if it happens which we hope it doesn't your going to need a new PSU imo.


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>GT 1030

>low performance

is this forum retarded, not everything has to be high end high performance all the time

products like the 1030 and RX 550 exist for a reason

 

its on par with a GTX 750 non-ti, it's not fancy by any means but it's a 30w card, that's the big draw there

its cool, low power, and there's a lot of low profile options for OP

 

itll handle the goal of minecraft without any issues at all

really anything over a 1030 would be almost entirely wasted anyway considering the things just gonna be playing minecraft 

 

hell, low profile and low wattage that can play minecraft? GT 730, they're 20-30$ used on eBay sometimes 


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