Dell Optiplex 790 SFF (what video card)

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  1. s000-e-syde

    s000-e-syde Member

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    I've got a Dell Optiplex 790 SFF and was looking to install a dedicated graphics card, need a low profile one and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions?

    Mainly be used as a daily machine and for simple Photoshop work and light gaming.
     
  2. Smokin Whale

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    Integrated will be fine for non-video and 3D stuff. I doubt you'd notice much of a difference with a discrete GPU, unless you were planning to run more than two monitors.
     
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    I use a 750TI in mine (HTPC / LAN rig) and runs like a champ, a bit loud during gaming session but thats okay
     
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    Great thing about the 790 is the pcie slot is still far away from the PSU so you can go 750Ti or 1050Ti if you want oomph.
    It's a lot of money to outlay for how limited the performance is, but it will make life significantly more bearable (after a phat SSD upgrade).
    The other option if you're looking for "features" is to get the GT 1030, this will still play LoL, CSGO etc "okay".
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'll look into it.

    My main concern was the PSU not having enough power to supply to the GPU if I went too high in spec. Not sure if low profile cards use less the full height? Haven't bought hardware in a while.
     

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