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Which GT 1030 passive card to get?

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I'm deciding between the Gigabyte or EVGA card for my HTPC, it will be inside the Silverstone Milo ML03 case with the only fans being the CPU cooler (Scythe Big Shuriken 2) and the PSU, which card between the two would you say will run cooler?
 
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Don't get a passively cooled GT 1030. Hell, don't get a GT 1030 at all; if you're building the system from scratch, get a Ryzen APU.

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6 minutes ago, Casterina said:

 

Should really get a card with a fan, but what CPU? Why does it even need a GT 1030?


Do you already own the HTPC?

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7 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Don't get a passively cooled GT 1030. Hell, don't get a GT 1030 at all; if you're building the system from scratch, get a Ryzen APU.

 

6 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Should really get a card with a fan, but what CPU? Why does it even need a GT 1030?


Do you already own the HTPC?

Yes, I already have the HTPC and the rest of the hardware (AMD Phenom II X2 545 CPU, 4GB RAM, motherboard, power supply, hard drives and case).

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make sure its GDDR5 and not DDR4

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2 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

make sure its GDDR5 and not DDR4

They are both DDR5.

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Just now, Casterina said:

They are both DDR5.

Then pick the cheapest

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CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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12 minutes ago, Casterina said:

 

Yes, I already have the HTPC and the rest of the hardware (AMD Phenom II X2 545 CPU, 4GB RAM, motherboard, power supply, hard drives and case).

Why not look for like a used $40 GTX 750ti?

If you do end up with a GT 1030 get one with any kind of fan, otherwise it will cook in any case without airflow.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Why not look for like a used $40 GTX 750ti?

If you do end up with a GT 1030 get one with any kind of fan, otherwise it will cook in any case without airflow.

The Silverstone Milo ML03 case has a GPU width restriction of 74mm so the GTX 750 Ti won't fit and the GPU will only be doing hardware decoding so it won't be very hot.

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2 minutes ago, Casterina said:

The Silverstone Milo ML03 case has a GPU width restriction of 74mm so the GTX 750 Ti won't fit and the GPU will only be doing hardware decoding so it won't be very hot.

Then just get whatever is cheaper or has a slightly bigger heatsink, but I can tell you that even just running a 5450 like this without any real load made it get pretty toasty.
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what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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59 minutes ago, Casterina said:

 

Yes, I already have the HTPC and the rest of the hardware (AMD Phenom II X2 545 CPU, 4GB RAM, motherboard, power supply, hard drives and case).

I'd get the EVGA because it looks better if you want a passively cooled card, but I would strongly push you toward a card with a fan.

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I would get the evga one.

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I believe MSI is the only one with HDMI and DisplayPort.  If you think you'll be using it for a while that might be worth more than the DVI the other cards have.  

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