Question Is the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti a good GPU for my PC?

I have an HP Pavilion p7-1534 with the specs:

AMD A8-5500 (plan on upgrading to A10-5800K)
8GB DDR3 RAM (plan on upgrading to at least 16GB)
Mobo: MSI MS-7778
300W power supply
1TB HDD

Would the Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB be a good GPU? If not what would be better?

Amazon.com: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 128 Bit PCI-E Graphic Card (GV-N105TD5-4GD): Computers & Accessories
The card should work fine. As for the CPU upgrade, unless you can get it for cheap, I wouldn't bother upgrading the CPU. The A10-5800K is only 5-8% faster than the A8-5500 and may require a new heat-sink to properly cool. You would be better off buying a 500GB SSD for your OS and some game installs.

Lastly, if you can find it in stock and for the same or close in price, the GTX 1650 low profile version would be 25% faster than the GTX 1050TI and use the same amount of power so you won't need to upgrade the PSU.
 
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The card should work fine. As for the CPU upgrade, unless you can get it for cheap, I wouldn't bother upgrading the CPU. The A10-5800K is only 5-8% faster than the A8-5500 and may require a new heat-sink to properly cool. You would be better off buying a 500GB SSD for your OS and some game installs.

Lastly, if you can find it in stock and for the same or close in price, the GTX 1650 low profile version would be 25% faster than the GTX 1050TI and use the same amount of power so you won't need to upgrade the PSU.
Thanks! Could you attach an image or site of the GTX 1650 low profile version? Looking around there's a lot of variants
 
Thanks! Could you attach an image or site of the GTX 1650 low profile version? Looking around there's a lot of variants
Everything is currently out of stock, so if you need a GPU right now, I'd say just get the GTX 1050 TI only if it's new at $160 or close. Low profile cards are going to run hotter than the one you picked for $190, but should still work fine. Newegg has the GTX 1050 TI Low Profile for $170. https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-gv-n105toc-4gl/p/N82E16814125952?&quicklink=true

Personally, I would just keep waiting and watching for a GTX1650. If you want to spend extra, you could replace your PSU with a 450-550watt unit and then use any model of GTX 1650/Super or an RX 570 for $20 more than the 1050TI.

Here are three low profile GTX 1650 cards listed and sold by newegg. There are other models with GDDR5 or GDDR6 ram from Gigabyte, MSI and Zotac (Zotac is harder to find). The GDDR6 version is only about 5fps faster, so don't make that a priority when buying. https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007709 601332298 600038364 600038363 8000

There are normal sized cards that don't require a 6pin PCIE cable as well, but they're hard to find. Here is one listed and sold by newegg. You will have to check the measurements inside the case to see if the card will fit properly. Card Dimensions (L x H) 7.52" x 4.41" https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1650-gv-n1650oc-4gd/p/N82E16814932150?Item=N82E16814932150&quicklink=true
 
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