Graphics card recommendations for small form factor PC

Hi guys,
would anyone be able to recommend a Good graphics card for an Acer aspire XC-780? It is a small form factor PC so I don't have much room to work with.
specs as follows:
Computer Information:
Manufacturer: Acer
Model: Aspire XC-780
Form Factor: Desktop
No Touch Input Detected

Processor Information:
CPU Vendor: GenuineIntel
CPU Brand: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz
CPU Family: 0x6
CPU Model: 0x5e
CPU Stepping: 0x3
CPU Type: 0x0
Speed: 2712 Mhz
4 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Unsupported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported
AES: Unsupported
AVX: Supported
CMPXCHG16B: Supported
LAHF/SAHF: Supported
PrefetchW: Supported

Operating System Version:
Windows 10 (64 bit)
NTFS: Supported
Crypto Provider Codes: Supported 311 0x0 0x0 0x0

Video Card:
Driver: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
DirectX Driver Name: igdumdim32.dll
Driver Version:
DirectX Driver Version:
Driver Date: 2 18 2016
OpenGL Version: 4.4
Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
DirectX Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
VendorID: 0x8086
DeviceID: 0x1912
Revision: 0x6
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
No SLI or Crossfire Detected
Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Primary Display Size: 20.75" x 11.65" (23.78" diag)
52.7cm x 29.6cm (60.4cm diag)
Primary Bus Type Not Detected
Primary VRAM: 1024 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x

Sound card:
Audio device: Speakers (Realtek High Definiti

RAM: 8108 Mb

UI Language: English
Media Type: DVD
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 953251 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 455107 Mb
OS Install Date: Jan 01 1970
Game Controller: None detected
VR Headset: None detected

I am looking to use this PC for gaming mainly, although I am not too fussed about graphics some games are virtually unplayable due to the lag having a bad graphics card produces. Anything in the price range of 100-200 would be good, but if there is anything above that I am open to saving up for one down the line!
If this isn't an option, does anyone know about the viability of taking the case apart or something similar so a card could fit?
Thanks :)
Reply to bentreacypc
2 answers Last reply
More about graphics card recommendations small form factor
  1. Considering the case you have, you need a low-profile graphics card, a normal one won't fit because they're too deep. Now, the main problem i see is the power supply (PSU): as far as i can tell, you have a 220W PSU, that's hardly enough. But it's worth trying, you would need to find a low profile card that requires no PCIe power cable, for example a Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti like this one: I would buy one, try it, and it the PSU can keep it running, great, else i would return it and try with a slightly lesser GPU (GTX 1050), then 1030 (all Nvidia, they are more efficient than AMD's).

    Hope this helps! :)
    Reply to Blas
  2. Sorry, i didn't read the last question: the case is low profile, and that's going to limit your choice to quite weak GPUs. But the main issue is the PSU, it's barely enough. An alternative (but more expensive, naturally), would be buying a better PSU (or even a larger case too). For your current case, you would need an SFX PSU (SFX is a form factor, they're smaller than usual to fit those cases). If you were to buy a larger case too, the PSU could be a standard ATX sized unit. But case+psu can take close to $100 (for a decent PSU), maybe only $70, that leaves little for a GPU better than the 1050 Ti.
    Reply to Blas
Ask a new question Answer

Read More

Aspire Acer Graphics Cards CPUs Video Games