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Motherboard powered 1050Ti on Mini-ITX motherboard?

Hi guys!

I've been selecting the parts for an HTPC/light gaming pc for a while now and I figured a 1050Ti would be a good choice, since i'm on a bit of a budget. The cheapest 1050Ti I could find was an EVGA 1050Ti SC Gaming, which is powered through the motherboard.

Not a problem if you have an ATX board, but since i'll be building an ITX system, i'll have an ITX motherboard, which uses less power, probably to lower temperature in a small case (correct me if i'm wrong). I'm concerned that, because the ITX motherboard uses less power, it might not have enough power to power the graphics card. (sorry for overusing the word power).

If it helps, the motherboard is the MSI B250I PRO, and the GPU is, as I said, the EVGA 1050Ti SC Gaming.

Please let me know if it will work (properly) or not. If it will not, please recommend a 1050Ti card that isn't powered through the motherboard.
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  1. It still must follow the PCIe standard, which will provide up to 75w to the card (The same with any PCIe slot on a motherboard).
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  2. Hardware Brad said:
    It still must follow the PCIe standard, which will provide up to 75w to the card (The same with any PCIe slot on a motherboard).


    Since the TDP on a 1050Ti is 75w, that should be fine right?
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    Correct. This card is made to be powered through the PCIe slot on the motherboard. There are some rare ones out there that require an additional 6pin from the PSU, but either way, your motherboard will work with that card.
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  4. Hardware Brad said:
    Correct. This card is made to be powered through the PCIe slot on the motherboard. There are some rare ones out there that require an additional 6pin from the PSU, but either way, your motherboard will work with that card.


    Thanks for your quick answer, much appreciated.
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