[SOLVED] For HP Elite 8100, full size GPU of GTX 1050ti or equivalent

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: a week to a month from now

BUDGET RANGE: USD $70-150

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video and photo editing with Adobe Suite, light non-competitive gaming, office suite

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI Firepro 3700, 256mb, put in by a previous tech. PS will be upgraded from stock to Thermaltake 500w PSU with adapter cable for HP motherboard.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: HP Elite 8100 mini-tower, 16 GB memory

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: eBay, United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: GeForce

OVERCLOCKING: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080, will be running 2 monitors

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Many YouTube videos recommend GeForce GTX 1050 ti with 4 GB memory. All these cards are low profile. Is there a version of this card which is full size under another model number, or what kind of card would you recommend with 4 GB memory? Thanks for any advice!
 

tomreedtoon

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If you're already upgrading the power supply, then you definitely open the doors to more cards.

And one of those cards is the gtx 960 4gb vs the 760 4gb:
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/evga-gtx-760-dual-ftw-w-acx-cooler-4-gb.b2289
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/asus-strix-gtx-960-directcu-ii-oc-4-gb.b3240

These cards would get you within the same range of performance of the 1050 you were originally considering. But for just a little bit more, you can get the 1060, which even in the 3gb version would be 2x as fast as any of the cards mentioned so far:
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce-gtx-1060-6-gb.c2862
Thanks for the assistance. Will start the delicate job of negotiating with the lady (delicate on my side, a warhammer on her side).
 

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The reason they are suggesting a low profile card is that a full size card will not fit in your PC.

the 1050Ti and the gtx1650's are the only lowprofile cards to feature 4gb of vram that i know of.

PS - please make sure you research the cards dimensions & power requirements to make sure it will fit and work before you buy.
 

tomreedtoon

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The reason they are suggesting a low profile card is that a full size card will not fit in your PC.

the 1050Ti and the gtx1650's are the only lowprofile cards to feature 4gb of vram that i know of.

PS - please make sure you research the cards dimensions & power requirements to make sure it will fit and work before you buy.
I believe I mentioned that I do NOT have a SFF or USFF form of this computer; I have a mini-tower that uses normal sized cards. And this computer WILL be upgraded to a 500 watt power supply, which I also mentioned. The lady who is using the computer wants much more power. And I do not ever, ever directly confront a woman. As far as dimensions, nobody prints the size of the card - full-size or half-size - in their card listings. I can only estimate from the photo of the card (if it is the real size of the card) and none of them say the card has both sizes and can be switched out.
 

tomreedtoon

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For a system of this age, I would not invest in a 10xx series card that will require a power supply upgrade. You can easily use a gtx 750ti that will require no power connector and will be more than sufficient for the workload since it will be almost 10x faster than your current firepro:
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/evga-gtx-750-ti-superclocked.b2784
The lady who uses the machine, and I, are already planning to upgrade the power supply. I am putting in a Thermaltake 500 watt supply with 80 Plus for added protection. That PSU will be put in this weekend, incidentally.

I notice that the gtx 750ti only has 2 gigs of memory. 4 GB should provide greater detail, speed and usefulness for her video projects. She is unlikely to buy any faster computer until she gets her first Emmy nomination (and actually gets paid for doing video editing).

I'm thinking that the GTX 760, with 4 GB memory, might be more suitable. Not interested in the overclocked versions, but the price is certainly within my range. If you should know something bad about the GTX 760, please let me know, otherwise I think I'm going to try for that. Thanks for your help.
 
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The lady who uses the machine, and I, are already planning to upgrade the power supply. I am putting in a Thermaltake 500 watt supply with 80 Plus for added protection. That PSU will be put in this weekend, incidentally.

I notice that the gtx 750ti only has 2 gigs of memory. 4 GB should provide greater detail, speed and usefulness for her video projects. She is unlikely to buy any faster computer until she gets her first Emmy nomination (and actually gets paid for doing video editing).

I'm thinking that the GTX 760, with 4 GB memory, might be more suitable. Not interested in the overclocked versions, but the price is certainly within my range. If you should know something bad about the GTX 760, please let me know, otherwise I think I'm going to try for that. Thanks for your help.
If you're already upgrading the power supply, then you definitely open the doors to more cards.

And one of those cards is the gtx 960 4gb vs the 760 4gb:
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/evga-gtx-760-dual-ftw-w-acx-cooler-4-gb.b2289
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/asus-strix-gtx-960-directcu-ii-oc-4-gb.b3240

These cards would get you within the same range of performance of the 1050 you were originally considering. But for just a little bit more, you can get the 1060, which even in the 3gb version would be 2x as fast as any of the cards mentioned so far:
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce-gtx-1060-6-gb.c2862
 
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tomreedtoon

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If you're already upgrading the power supply, then you definitely open the doors to more cards.

And one of those cards is the gtx 960 4gb vs the 760 4gb:
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/evga-gtx-760-dual-ftw-w-acx-cooler-4-gb.b2289
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/asus-strix-gtx-960-directcu-ii-oc-4-gb.b3240

These cards would get you within the same range of performance of the 1050 you were originally considering. But for just a little bit more, you can get the 1060, which even in the 3gb version would be 2x as fast as any of the cards mentioned so far:
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce-gtx-1060-6-gb.c2862
Thanks for the assistance. Will start the delicate job of negotiating with the lady (delicate on my side, a warhammer on her side).
 

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