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Single-Slot Graphics?

Ok, so I need a single-slot graphics card because of the limitations of my motherboard as displayed below with my amazing punctuation art :P


|=============|          PCIE one                (graphics card)

|====|                            Small PCIE one      (Wi-Fi adapter)

|====|                            Small PCIE two       (Sound Card)



It needs to stay inside its slot completely.


Not bothered if nvidia or AMD, whichever one gives better performance.

CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Hyper-Threading

Motherboard: B250M PRO-VD (MSI) 


I may be willing to move WiFi down and remove sound card but would rather not.

I may be willing to move WiFi to a USB if a good adapter / dongle can be found. Low latency, fast (300mbps area) (faster ac standard if possible), Bluetooth (4.2 / 5) and 2.4 + 5 GHz ideally.


Note: I have hay my eyes on this for a while but I'm aware that it's very poor bang-for-buck:



(I'm very open to AMD alternatives as long as they are compatible and give me more value for money for similar performance. I'm just know nothing about AMD cards :D )

(I've noted other GT1030s too and also be aware that there are 2 types GDDR5 and DDR4 (yeah, DDR4 on a graphics card :/ you can guess how terrible that one is))


Note: I'm in UK so Newegg links are useless to me. Try amazon if possible plz

Looking at the £70 - £100 price mark but I'm fully aware that at this price I'm better off investing a tiny bit more for greater performance.

($90 - $125 USD)

($120 - $170 CAD)


Thank You!!!

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3 minutes ago, CyberJam Sam said:

remove sound card but would rather not.

what kind of audio setup do you have? If it's not one that's more expensive than the rest of the system (excluding the sound card) inside the case, the benefits of replacing the onboard audio is merely a placebo effect.

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


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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"People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters."

                                                                                                                                             Bill Gates

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I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B


Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.


Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)


How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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I have a computer that I used since 2013. I used to use the sound that the motherboard outputs and yes, it worked fine. But after I installed Planet Coaster I began to notice, especially with more dense and demanding areas of the parks (such as a lot of guests to simulate voices for, a cluster of loud and complex rides to generate sounds and play music for and coasters to generate sound effects for) a lot of stuttery and laggy sound.


I bought a 5.1 Asus sound card and installed it and, almost immediately, I began to notice the difference. Stuttery sound was gone in almost all situations (the point where it would struggle would be the point where the frame rate dropped so I'm assuming at that point everything became too demanding for the whole PC). It worked.


Then I put one in my older office PC that I used to play some low-demand games on like Minecraft, Robocraft, FNAF and a little bit of GMod. And, while it rarely stuttered with any sound, the improvement was very noticeable through my set of HiFi speakers, especially bass in Robocraft and treble (such as footsteps and water) in Minecraft. It was similar to the difference in audio when a YouTube video plays and the sound sounds muffled and too compressed until you get a stronger 4G connection, just less extreme and more subtle. 


For me, sound cards are anything but a placebo.

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