Optiplex 760 upgrade suggestions?
I have an Optiplex 760 mini tower hanging around, and I am looking to game well at a low to medium budget. I was thinking about grabbing a GTX 1050 ti (single fan) at 130-ish bucks. From my amateur measurements I'm on the edge about whether it'll fit. Any direct input or suggestions on other similarly powerful GPUs? Thanks!
hang-the-9 said:It should fit in the tower version, and maybe even be able to get enough power, but the OEM motherboard is an issue with newer cards. Is the BIOS UEFI or the older type?
I'm not entirely sure, but this is the refurbished version from 2005, so most likely the older version. (Just to clarify, you are talking about the Mini Tower, correct?) What would be the problem with older motherboards? If it helps, it does have a slot for GPU-bound RAM. (VRAM?) All of that said, thank you!
Some of the new Nvidia cards can have trouble working with motherboards that have the older legacy bios instead of the UEFI bios. I would contact whoever makes the card(EVGA, MSI, etc) and ask them if that particular model works with a legacy bios.
As long as that computer is the mini tower form factor, not desktop/small form factor/ultra small form factor, you can use a full height card and the power supply should be strong enough.