Question should i switch to a gtx 550 4gb?

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I am currently running a gtx 750 ti low profile on a dell OptiPlex 7010 with a 250 watt power supply. Long story short I bought this pc over a year ago in one of those all in one bundles on ebay which come with an i5 and 8gb of ddr3 ram but then some terrible card like a gt710. At the time I didn't know much about computers and it seemed like a good idea but I had planned to put a gtx 1050 ti in it. Once I looked into it I found that it only supplied 50 watts to the gpu slot and had a 250 watt power supply. I took a risk with trying a gtx 750 ti and it has been running fine for about a year. I was wondering whether a gtx 550 4gb would work on my pc and if it wold be worth the switch. I was also wondering how cheap and easy it would be to buy another psu and motherboard which would allow me to use a gtx 1050 ti
 

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Your GTX 750 ti is better then a GTX 550 ti. If your talking about the RX 550 4gb then no as your 750 ti is still a little bit better.

Swapping over a PSU isn't too hard but it also depends on the case. The small form factor HP's require smaller PSU's so you'd need to measure out the space to make sure a better unit will fit and depending on what PSU you go with you may be able to get something better for the money such as the RX 570/580 over the 1050 ti.
 

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and a 1650 nvidia would work fine just remember to update the motherboard as it may not detect the card
Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 Low Profile
 

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Your GTX 750 ti is better then a GTX 550 ti. If your talking about the RX 550 4gb then no as your 750 ti is still a little bit better.

Swapping over a PSU isn't too hard but it also depends on the case. The small form factor HP's require smaller PSU's so you'd need to measure out the space to make sure a better unit will fit and depending on what PSU you go with you may be able to get something better for the money such as the RX 570/580 over the 1050 ti.
the problem Is I need a low profile card
 

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Contact Dell support and ask if a larger case like the 7010 will accept your motherboard...if so then buy a 7010 case on Ebay and move the components into it so you can buy a proper GPU.
I might need a new motherboard anyway as people seem to suggest mine can only supply 50 watts to the gpu. Would that mean I need a new motherboard for a gtx 1050 ti or 1650.
 

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this is correct after doing some research into the manual how bizzare i dont know why dell would do that
Dell probably didn't expect people to put dedicated GPU's into SFF systems.

If you were to replace the motherboard you can usually find generic cheap motherboards.
https://www.newegg.com/p/17Z-00EN-00046?item=9SIAEG28M31010&source=region&nm_mc=knc-googlemkp-pc&cm_mmc=knc-googlemkp-pc-_-pla-puluz-_-add-on+cards-_-9SIAEG28M31010&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsMH3_M3B5QIV04NaBR1L_QomEAQYASABEgLRMPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Going this route would allow for a better Case, PSU & GPU.
 

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Dell probably didn't expect people to put dedicated GPU's into SFF systems.

If you were to replace the motherboard you can usually find generic cheap motherboards.
https://www.newegg.com/p/17Z-00EN-00046?item=9SIAEG28M31010&source=region&nm_mc=knc-googlemkp-pc&cm_mmc=knc-googlemkp-pc-_-pla-puluz-_-add-on+cards-_-9SIAEG28M31010&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsMH3_M3B5QIV04NaBR1L_QomEAQYASABEgLRMPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Going this route would allow for a better Case, PSU & GPU.
by the time I buy a new case, new gpu, new motherboard and new power supply I might as well buy a whole new pc. thanks for the help though guys.
 

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by the time I buy a new case, new gpu, new motherboard and new power supply I might as well buy a whole new pc. thanks for the help though guys.
Possibly however if you buy good quality parts (Case/PSU/GPU) then you can reuse the CPU, RAM & Storage. Then when your ready to upgrade the CPU/MB/RAM then that'll be all you'd need to replace.

Although if you have the budget for a full system then just go that route.
 

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Possibly however if you buy good quality parts (Case/PSU/GPU) then you can reuse the CPU, RAM & Storage. Then when your ready to upgrade the CPU/MB/RAM then that'll be all you'd need to replace.

Although if you have the budget for a full system then just go that route.
ASUS P8H61-I LX/RM/SI - LGA1155 - DDR3 - ITX Motherboard 2nd & 3rd Gen CPUs
would this work do you think



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