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May need two cards/ only one full size slot

Hello. I bought a new desktop. My problem is I think I need to add a graphics card and a sound card but have only one full size expansion slot (PCIE x16) available. Wondering if there are any decent options for utilizing one of the remaining slots (one x1 PCIE & one mini PCIE) to mount a decent card? I don't expect much will come of that idea (thought I would ask anyway).

Previous unit had Sound Blaster and Geforce 9600GT 512MB.
Don't want to be lacking for streaming media (not a gamer so far). Computer was Dell Dimension 5150.
Kinda hoping not to undertake something as extensive as swapping mother boards. That being said, I'm probably willing to perform what ever it takes to get the situation resolved properly. I've yet to set up the new unit. I'm assuming the integrated video & sound setup will be lacking for performance. Does anyone out there know? From what I've seen my unit is typical (regarding available expansion slots) of what's being sold, apart from the more expensive units like Dell XPS for example.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have to offer.

New unit - Brand/Model: Acer Aspire ATC-705-UC52 i7
I anticipate upgrading the 300W power supply, not a problem.
Available expansion slots:
1 PCI Express x16 Slot
1 PCI Express x1 Slot
1 Mini PCI Express Slot
Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU/VGA
Memory: 12 GB DDR3
CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 - 3.6 GHz -64 bit Quad-Core - L3 Cache Per CPU 8GB
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    Put your GPU in a PCI-E x16 slot and sound card into PCI-E x1 slot and you're golden.

    Here's a good upgrade.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Rx 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($54.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $248.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-28 00:25 EST-0500

    If you have more money you can go for GTX 1060 3GB or 6GB GPU.
    Also added a good PSU to power your GPU.
  2. Aeacus said:
    Put your GPU in a PCI-E x16 slot and sound card into PCI-E x1 slot and you're golden.

    Here's a good upgrade.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Rx 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($54.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $248.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-28 00:25 EST-0500

    If you have more money you can go for GTX 1060 3GB or 6GB GPU.
    Also added a good PSU to power your GPU.


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