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Posted · Original PosterOP

This post is more to help myself organize my thoughts, but anyone's more than welcome to chip in.

 

I wanted a small PC for the 36 inch TV on the small bureau at the foot of my bed. I currently have a Homebrew'd Wii.

 

I picked up an Optiplex 780 SFF. The PSU was dead, and a pin on the land grid array was broken.

 

I ordered a new PSU and a new motherboard. I have almost all of the parts ready.

 

Right now, if I had the new mobo, all I'd be missing would be the GPU, and that's what I need help with.

 

What's the best low profile GPU that isn't the 1050ti LP, 750ti LP, or the GT 1030? $100 or under.

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You took both of my options away...


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You listed all LP ones that can still play games.... AMD LP ones are bad.


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CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

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Why not 1050ti..?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 hours ago, Anjelllo said:

A 1050? Amd doesn't usually have LP cards for their gaming lineup

Yeah AMDs LP lineup isn't exactly good

7 hours ago, ARikozuM said:

You took both of my options away...

Might get the 1030, but it's still overpriced.

7 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

You listed all LP ones that can still play games.... AMD LP ones are bad.

Completely agree.

6 hours ago, Abyss Gaming said:

Why not 1050ti..?

Because it's too expensive for this little machine and the Q9400 I have for it will bottleneck it. Way back when, when I had a Q9400, it bottlenecked the shit out of my 1050ti SSC.

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Zotac makes a mini 1080, but it might be a bit too large. Luke did a video about it a while back.
I know there's also a few mini 970s out there. I bought an Asus one and it's worked out great.
Edit: Didn't see where you said under $100. I would have said 1050ti


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The GTX 1050 is the best card for $100. Anything else will probably be low quality crap and you'd be better off saving your money.
 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
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1 hour ago, H0R53 said:

"low profile"

 

Is it a common habit for people to post without reading the rest of the thread?

Well... He said GTX1050 which is available in a low profile form factor. 

 

See here

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Maxxtraxx said:

Well... He said GTX1050 which is available in a low profile form factor. 

 

See here

I know that. I almost bought one but bought my girlfriend's birthday present instead, which is why I asked for $100 or less. Currently looking at GT 1030. I wish they'd make a 1040.

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6 minutes ago, H0R53 said:

I know that. I almost bought one but bought my girlfriend's birthday present instead, which is why I asked for $100 or less. Currently looking at GT 1030. I wish they'd make a 1040.

If you can scratch together the extra $25 it would be a better choice for gaming. I understand the need to meet budget may eliminate that but if you can stretch somehow you'll likely be much more pleased.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Maxxtraxx said:

If you can scratch together the extra $25 it would be a better choice for gaming. I understand the need to meet budget may eliminate that but if you can stretch somehow you'll likely be much more pleased.

I'm not gonna do heavy gaming on this machine like I do on my full size 1050Ti FTW 6-pin. Skyrim (2011) will probably be the heaviest game I'll play. More likely I'll be running some console emulators, hence the term "Console killer". Things like Dolphin, PCSX2, PJ64, etc.

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If you can't scrounge up an extra $25 for a better experience then I don't know what to tell you. 1050 is a much better card and it's only a little bit more.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
20 hours ago, Gumi Rokkaku said:

If you can't scrounge up an extra $25 for a better experience then I don't know what to tell you. 1050 is a much better card and it's only a little bit more.

I mean I definitely want to buy it but a regular ass 1050 is not worth $135. It's just not. I can afford it but it's not worth the asking price.

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Well it seems like your mind is made up. I think the performance gain you'd get with a 1050 would be worth it, but if you really don't plan to play games, a 1030 might do you just fine. Especially since you have a better card in the house already that you could use via steam streaming. Steam streaming is pretty dope, def. recommend it.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Gumi Rokkaku said:

Well it seems like your mind is made up. I think the performance gain you'd get with a 1050 would be worth it, but if you really don't plan to play games, a 1030 might do you just fine. Especially since you have a better card in the house already that you could use via steam streaming. Steam streaming is pretty dope, def. recommend it.

I don't use Steam, I don't agree with the majority of reasons other people use it. For one, it's a RAM hog.

 

Anyway, I found a Quadro K620 for $140, while that's more expensive than the 1050ti LP, the extra functions of the Quadro series will help with emulations a lot, not to mention it's a lot better than the 1030 in that it comes in a low profile.

 

It's actually one of the most powerful low profile GPUs out there besides the 1050LP.

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