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Upgrading my Graphics Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RicardoPortela, Nov 1, 2019.

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  1. RicardoPortela

    RicardoPortela Thread Starter

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    Hello There.

    I have the HP Obelisk Desktop 875-0000np which has an nvidia gtx 1050ti 4gb motherboard is the edoras motherboard as you can see from the website of pc https://support.hp.com/br-pt/document/c06210022?jumpid=reg_r1002_ptpt_c-001_title_r0002 (sorry if its in portuguese) and since im kinda of a tech noob i would like to know what graphics cards are compatible to this mobo since im looking to upgrade my pc in a near future cpu included

    Thanks for your time and have a rest of a great week
     
  2. bassfisher6522

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    Your PSU is going to limit you in 2 ways. First, it's the wattage (300), secondly it's proprietary. Meaning, standard aftermarket PSU's might not work....as far as dimensions go.....the actual size.

    Find a card you like, see what the minimum wattage is needed, then check the physical size of GPU will fit in case.
     
  3. Macboatmaster

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    https://www8.hp.com/us/en/gaming/omen/obelisk.html

    You will also have to upgrade the PSU, as the card you have draws only 75Watt from the system bus - it has no separate power connections
    The ideal upgrade would be the PSU to 650watt
    The CPU to the i7-8700
    https://www.intel.co.uk/content/www...e/i7-processors/i7-plus-8700-optane-16gb.html

    The graphics card to the GeForce RTX2080 - as the max draw on that card is 225 watt so your 300 watt PSU would be very much inadequate
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/graphics-cards/rtx-2080/
    it requires its own power supply by way of a 6 + 8 pin

    If the ram is the 8GB - 2 x 4 then an upgrade to 16GB - 2 by 8GB but that is optional when you can afford it. There are only two dimm slots, so you need a matched pair of 8GB each

    That all said it is going to work out very expensive and all you will gain is a few FPS on the games as the max resolution of the two cards is the same.
    The board has the H370 chipset and here are the details

    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/133284/intel-h370-chipset.html

    You can choose others for the CPU and card upgrades but IMHO the cost will make it unrealistic to the gain in performance, as I said earlier even with what you have now you are not going to notice ANY fantastic improvement
    The first link on this post lists some of the options
     
  4. Macboatmaster

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    Further to the above as my colleague has posted - YES you must check
    You should not have a problem with the card as although the board is microATX
    the card you have is reported as
    Formato: ATX (altura total) PCB com suporte ATX (solução de ventoinha com slot duplo)
    • Dimensões: 14,5 x 11,2 cm (5,7 x 4,4 pol.)


    which is full height and dual slot
    Form Factor: ATX (full height) PCB with ATX bracket (fan solution is dual slot)
    • Dimensions: 14.5 cm x 11.2 cm (5.7 x 4.4 in)
    The 2080 is more or less the same height but it is
    10.5” (266.74mm)
    considerably longer
    It is reported as fitting in the OMEN Obelisk
    https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/hp-omen-obelisk-gaming-pc-review/

    however as my colleague has said you need to check carefully, there must of course be clear free space for good airflow in the case

    https://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/...-cVjlj9meT6HBuKzzp0aAlQrEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds


    AFTER further research you would be better going with the
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/graphics-cards/rtx-2070/

    9.0” (228.60mm)
    as against the originally suggested 2080


     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2019
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