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Looking for a GPU suitable with my Dell Optiplex 3020 (Mini-tower)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello.

I'm looking for a GPU that suits my Dell setup. It's an Optiplex 3020, here's the website's link with proper service tag code: https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/6sb4682/configuration

Currently it has two HDD's, one's HD 500 gigs and the other is HD 1000 gigs. Two sticks of DDR3 1600mhz ram, Intel Core i5 4590, "Hitachi" DVD ROM (no clue what that company is but I can disable that if needed), and according to the website, a 95W heat sink. Can't access the PSU right now to confirm but sources on the internet say the PSU is 290 watts and it's kind of irreplaceable without attempting to screw up the chassis, and I'm not exactly that kind of risky considering I don't have the money to replace any of this if it goes bad.

So, what are my options here when it comes to finding a new GPU? I was thinking a GTX 1050 to replace my current dying factory underclocked GT730 (absolutely abysmal piece of s***) but I really don't know what my options are with a limited PSU. Also keep in mind I'm not GPU expert so if you have better suggestions for GPU I can link the marketplace that I'm willing to buy from and see if I have a better option.

 

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Assuming its the SFF (small form factor) case, you'll need a low profile GPU. 

Here's a low profile 1050Ti: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vVp323/zotac-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-4gb-low-profile-video-card-zt-p10510e-10l

I believe this card is powered solely by the PCIe slot, so you shouldn't need any adapters or a PSU replacement. 

 

You can also get low profile 1050's should you not need the extra horsepower/VRAM of the 1050Ti


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, ELSknutson said:

Are you saying such a GPU should work with my PSU? I live in Egypt and this is the only proper marketplace available for me: https://egypt.souq.com/eg-ar/graphics-card/s/?as=1

Thinking of buying a GTX 1050.

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3 minutes ago, Eastman51 said:

Assuming its the SFF (small form factor) case, you'll need a low profile GPU. 

Here's a low profile 1050Ti: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vVp323/zotac-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-4gb-low-profile-video-card-zt-p10510e-10l

I believe this card is powered solely by the PCIe slot, so you shouldn't need any adapters or a PSU replacement. 

 

You can also get low profile 1050's should you not need the extra horsepower/VRAM of the 1050Ti

I have the mini tower edition, and quite the space for a full sized GPU. The PSU provided is 290W and it does not have any spare connectors so I need a GPU that works only through PSIe power. I'm looking through options like Zotac 1050 TI OC Gigabyte 1050 TI G1 and Gygabyte 1050 TI Windforce OC. I'll lookup each one and see which one works the best and if they match this PC's capabilities

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Just now, 4del said:

I have the mini tower edition, and quite the space for a full sized GPU. The PSU provided is 290W and it does not have any spare connectors so I need a GPU that works only through PSIe power. I'm looking through options like Zotac 1050 TI OC Gigabyte 1050 TI G1 and Gygabyte 1050 TI Windforce OC. I'll lookup each one and see which one works the best and if they match this PC's capabilities

Ok, if you don't need an SFF GPU, don't bother, lol.

 

Those should be good GPUs and you shouldn't need PCIe power connectors for any of them.


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Storage: 1TB 7200rpm Toshiba 3.5" HDD, 2TB 5400rpm Seagate Firecuda SSHD, 500GB Samsung 970 EVO, 500GB Samsung 860 EVO, 4TB Toshiba X300 7200rpm HDD

Fans: Corsair 120mm SF x 3, Fractal Design 140mm Dynamic X2 x 3 | Peripherals: Asus Strix Flare, Corsair Scimitar Pro | GPU: GTX 1070 STRIX

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CPU: Intel Core i5-7300 HQ | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 RAM | GPU: GTX 1050 4 GB | Storage: 1TB 5400rpm Western Digital HDD, 500GB 960 EVO

OS: Windows 10 Home x64

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Case: Silverstone Grandia GD09 | PSU: Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 650W | Mobo: Asus Q87m-E/CSM | Front Panel: DVD/RW Drive

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RAM: 3 GB RAM | APU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 @ 1.4 GHZ | Display: 5.5" 720p | OS: Android 8.1

 

Asus ZenPad S3 10 | Battery: 4000 mAh | Approx Battery Life: 2 Days | Storage: 64 GB Internal Memory, 32 GB mSD Card

RAM: 4 GB RAM | CPU: MTK MT8176 | GPU: IMG GX6250 | Display: 9.7" 2k | OS: Android 7.1

Consoles

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PS4 Slim | Stock 1TB 5400rpm HDD

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Wireless Router | Asus RT-AC66U_B1

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Eastman51 said:

Ok, if you don't need an SFF GPU, don't bother, lol.

 

Those should be good GPUs and you shouldn't need PCIe power connectors for any of them.

Thanks a lot mate.

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