MSI Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (Low Profile) Graphics Card - £136.50 @ Amazon.de
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MSI Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (Low Profile) Graphics Card - £136.50 @ Amazon.de

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Found 25th Sep 2017
Firstly, this is not a deal for everyone, but really good if you need a low profile card with some halfway decent performance in a small case,

I was tasked with upgrading and refurbishing a bargain PC, in this instance it is being used in a Dell Optiplex in a SFF desktop chassis, which has a rather nice i7 3770, and 8GB of RAM. So this card fits the bill perfectly, and will not be too powerful for the CPU, or too big for the case.

It's still an OK price for a 1050 Ti, but they pop up for around £125-130 in full size variants, with much better cooling than this, so unless you have no other choice, I'd look elsewhere, or if needs be spend a few pounds more for a better card.

Once in the basket the graphics card is €148.73, and the shipping is only €5.80.
Paid for in € with a fee free card, including shipping it comes a total of €154.53, which translates to £136-137 depending on the card used, and exchange rate when you check out.
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Good card for upgrading prebuilt SFF pc's.
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emodan24 m ago

Good card for upgrading prebuilt SFF pc's.


Indeed, the whole PC cost only £105 after postage, and this will make it in to a great little gaming PC for an 11 year old. The best bit about the PC part was it has a 1.5TB hard drive, and a full Windows 10 license. Just picked up a cheap 128GB SSD, and this card to finish the build.

It's keeping me well entertained, can't beat awesome budget hardware, with bags of performance, and how happy it will make someone.
emodan1 h, 0 m ago

Good card for upgrading prebuilt SFF pc's.

Prebuilt sff pc's? Link please
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3ak2 h, 19 m ago

Prebuilt sff pc's? Link please


Just look at the Dell Optiplex, or some of the HP Pro 6300's machines, for a rough example. Plenty to chose from, I am talking auctions on eBay here.
Uncommon.Sense2 h, 48 m ago

Just look at the Dell Optiplex, or some of the HP Pro 6300's machines, for …Just look at the Dell Optiplex, or some of the HP Pro 6300's machines, for a rough example. Plenty to chose from, I am talking auctions on eBay here.

Thanks
Please be aware that most SFF PC's on the used market worth their salt in price to performance likely have an ageing 240w PSU that is proprietary. As great as this GPU is, even if you saved power by replacing the one HDD with a larger SSD (which wouldn't really make sense for price window you'd be looking to spend here) you'd be pushing an already weak PSU to it's absolute limits.

I'm not saying it won't work, simply that I wouldn't recommend this if Russian Roulette isn't your kinda bag.

Personally for this kind of machine I'd recommend picking up a GT1030 (less than half the power draw) for about £65, a 19" 900p monitor and a 120gb SSD to upgrade a used SFF PC picked up from eBay. If you get a good deal on one that has an Ivy Bridge or Haswell i5 (I managed to pick up 2 i5 4570 based SFF machines recently for about £105 each, delivered) you should have a decent machine for playing on high settings on modern-ish titles at the native res on the monitor.

The GTA V canned benchmark on one of said machines outlined in my example ran with everything on high 900p at between 65 - 105fps, mostly sitting in the mid-high 70's.

There's a lot of fun to be had at console prices on the used market if you do your research and have a little patience
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