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Choosing a GPU for very light gaming

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So I'm stuck between choosing a 1030, 1050 Ti and 1650, but I also don't want to spend much. I mainly play simulation games with low requirements, but integrated graphics still aren't cutting it.

 

I am somewhat limited by the 260W PSU in my Dell prebuilt, so I think I'm limited to a 75W or below card.This rules out the RX570/580 and any Nvidia card above the 1650.

 

Any ideas?

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If the 1050 ti is able to work on your PSU's power without it being underpowered that's not a bad one.

 

What kind of budget are you working on?

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1650 is the best from theese cards i believe, i have 1030 and its not bad but still 1650 is much better

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20 minutes ago, EmpC said:

If the 1050 ti is able to work on your PSU's power without it being underpowered that's not a bad one.

 

What kind of budget are you working on?

Budget would probably be max £110 (the cheapest 1650 new I know of it £135), but I'm most likely going to go down the used route. As for the PSU, I'm not entirely sure whether it would be enough or not. What about your opinion?

20 minutes ago, Applefreak said:

Do you need a low profile card for your DELL system or a regular one?

It's the 'Mini Tower' version, which has around 20cm of space for the GPU, maybe closer to 26, so if I got a bigger card like the 1050ti or 1650, I would probably need a mini version

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4 minutes ago, penguin8967 said:

Budget would probably be max £110 (the cheapest 1650 new I know of it £135), but I'm most likely going to go down the used route. As for the PSU, I'm not entirely sure whether it would be enough or not. What about your opinion?

 

Honestly, the issue here with Optiplex Dell stuff is that they do things proprietarily.

 

If you want my honest opinion, put the £110 aside, save up a bit more and sell this machine and buy a second hand upgrade from Facebook Marketplace/Gumtree for like £300-£400.

 

You'll be investing the money better and getting a performance kick that'll last you a while. Even if you only play simulations on low requirements, you can have the opportunity to do more. Don't waste the money on a GPU for a mild improvement in one aspect, when you can free yourself from being stuck to whatever is compatible on this Dell's proprietary stuff and upgrade to something you can truly upgrade over time.

SETUP:

  • Ryzen 9 3900XT @ 4.3 all core (peak core voltage 1.3)  (water)
  • 2x8GB TeamGroup 8Pack Ripped Edition 3600mhz CL14
  • RTX 2080ti OCd @ +150 core, +1000 memory (water)
  • Aorus B550 Elite (rev1)

 

Personal Bests:

  • Cinebench R15: 1785  1883 (Aug 2020)
  • Cinebench R20: 4136  4243 7125 7550 (Feb 2021)
  • 3DMark/Time Spy: 10,238 13,106 13,993 14,149 15,295 (Feb 2021)

Build Log: https://linustechtips.com/topic/1314971-the-ultimate-noctua-pc-15-fans-custom-loop-case-mods/

 

 

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45 minutes ago, EmpC said:

 

If you want my honest opinion, put the £110 aside, save up a bit more and sell this machine and buy a second hand upgrade from Facebook Marketplace/Gumtree for like £300-£400

Totally agree on this one;

Your cheap-ass PSU is going to give up on you fast, and if it ain’t the PSU it’s the dirt cheap OEM board in there.

 

£300 can get you quite a good 2hand gaming system with a “gaming” motherboard, trustworthy PSU and upgrade options. But I’m just repeating the other guy.

 

If you do go with just a GPU upgrade; 1030 sucks and has performance worse than a 750 ti. Since you’re buying used, a used 1650 is overpriced atm in my experience, so a 1050 ti low profile is the best you can get, if you want something lower priced look for a 750 ti low profile.

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