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  Reply # 2142662 10-Dec-2018 16:51
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Just out of interest, why you not consider a display card that needs external power supply (e.g. 6 / 8 PIN)?


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  Reply # 2142664 10-Dec-2018 16:54
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The sweet spot $wise should be a second hand 1060/1070 but really up to op. 1050 is fine too.




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  Reply # 2142669 10-Dec-2018 17:09
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Batman: The sweet spot $wise should be a second hand 1060/1070 but really up to op. 1050 is fine too.

 

Agree.  I believe there are some GTX1060 3GB going around $200 to $250 on TradeMe.


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  Reply # 2142670 10-Dec-2018 17:12
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Dn = Dunedin? Try Golden Leaf. 




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  Reply # 2142674 10-Dec-2018 17:17
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noroad:

 

noroad:

 

https://www.amazon.com/d/Computer-Graphics-Cards/ZOTAC-DisplayPort-Dual-Link-Graphics-ZT-P10500A-10L/B01M4MIU94/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1544349947&sr=1-3&keywords=gtx1050

 

 

 

 

After looking at your MB, I actually have one of the kids machines with that exact MB with the above card on it. I would suggest the "ti" version might be even better though.

 

 

Thanks NoRoad :-)   that price on Amazon will be USD dollars isn't it? And then there will be shipping to NZ on top of that ...




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  Reply # 2142675 10-Dec-2018 17:19
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AKLWestie:

 

Just out of interest, why you not consider a display card that needs external power supply (e.g. 6 / 8 PIN)?

 

 

Can't you tell I'm an absolute beginner..... I have no idea what I'd doing here..... but trying desperately to learn. And the card is only for photo editing. No games, just photos.




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  Reply # 2142677 10-Dec-2018 17:20
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wratterus:

 

Dn = Dunedin? Try Golden Leaf. 

 

 

Yes I've been on their website. Will look again though as everyone is saying nvadia is better and I'd been looking for AMD really.




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  Reply # 2142680 10-Dec-2018 17:25
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SpartanVXL:
Tomahawk66:

 

SpartanVXL: You'd want a nVidia 1050 or a AMD RX 560 equivalent. I don't think you're strictly limited to a pci-e powered card. Have you had a look inside that machine you bought? Unless its a bleh PSU, a 500w should have at least a single pci-e power cable. You'll also be able to measure the length available for a graphics card if you get a ruler to it. Just pop the side cover off, quite easy on most cases as its only two screws on the back.

 

Would the Radeon RX 550 Aero ITX OC be ok? I've found one of those at a reasonable price brand new.

 

Thanks Spartan :-)

 

Depends on the price. The RX 550 specwise is literally half a RX560, so if it's not too much more go with the RX560. Sad to say, but budget cards have never really been very good value for performance. Often better to step up just a bit to the low-end category. Even the RX460 is better than the 550 simply because it's in the right category (and predecessor to the RX560). The slots people are talking about are the pci-e slots on the back of the case. From the picture your have four, if you look at the motherboard directly they are on the left of the motherboards pci-e slots. You generally only need two for the primary pci-e, plug the card into the top one (light blue, under the intel cpu cooler) and you'll be good to go. Also your PSU should have a single (red,6+2) pci-e power cable. It looks just like the black 4+4 pin cpu cable you see plugged in near the CPU cooler, top left corner of the motherboard. It might be cable tied to the rest of the cables in the case, if you can find it and free it then you'll be able to power some better cards eg. RX570 or 580.

 

Thanks Spartan, have found a RX 560 for not too much more than the 550. Will look further. Will also try to find Nvida 1050.


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  Reply # 2142683 10-Dec-2018 17:32
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Nvidia/AMD, there's not much between them really - some people will have one off experiences that taint their view but overall there's nothing really in it between them in terms of which is more reliable etc.




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  Reply # 2150913 27-Dec-2018 07:11
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Lias:

 

Kind of need to know the make/model of the case to be 100% sure of that, most good quality cases will have the specs listed on their website, including the max supported GPU length. That being said, unless it's a particularly small case you are unlikely to have issues fitting any of those cards in. Because the 1050's are made by a variety of manufacturers for a variety of uses, they will vary in size/shape/design, for example the Asus PH-GTX1050-2G is quite compact at 192x111x37 mm in dimension, whilst the Galax/KFA2 is a bit heftier at 245x126x39mm. You should be able to find all the info on the respective manufacturers websites.

 

 

Ended up buying the Asus PH-GTX1050-2GB yesterday in a Boxing Day sale. Hopefully it won't take too long to arrive.

 

Because my current system has an onboard graphics card I'm assuming ???  I don't have to worry about removing any drivers for the onboard one??

 

And that when the new one arrives I just plug it in to the Pc slot by the fan, attach the monitor to it and the motherboard should recognise that a new card is there ??


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  Reply # 2150915 27-Dec-2018 07:25
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there MAY be a setting in your bios to disable your on board graphics card. if there is, best to disable it.

 

yes it will detect your card and you will have very basic features including connecting to your monitor to display a picture.

 

but you will need to go to nvidia.com to download the correct driver for your GTX1050





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  Reply # 2150924 27-Dec-2018 07:51
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Batman:

 

there MAY be a setting in your bios to disable your on board graphics card. if there is, best to disable it.

 

yes it will detect your card and you will have very basic features including connecting to your monitor to display a picture.

 

but you will need to go to nvidia.com to download the correct driver for your GTX1050

 

 

I'm currently here https://www.asus.com/us/Graphics-Cards/PH-GTX1050-2G/HelpDesk_Download/

 

on the Asus site in the driver download section but have no idea which one to get? I put my operating system in and there are lots of options?




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  Reply # 2150928 27-Dec-2018 07:58
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Am also on the Nvidia.com site and can't for the life of me figure out how to get the manual driver search to work for the model I am looking for. I can't deselect  most of the options that it shows that are not relevant to me.


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  Reply # 2150931 27-Dec-2018 08:23
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nvidia.com go drivers. choose geforce drivers. under manual driver download. choose geforce 10 series. then choose your operating system. the press start search.





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  Reply # 2151116 27-Dec-2018 13:12
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Batman:

 

nvidia.com go drivers. choose geforce drivers. under manual driver download. choose geforce 10 series. then choose your operating system. the press start search.

 

 

When I do that what comes up is a whole bunch of results that say the same thing: GeForce Game Ready Driver-WHQL . The different entries have the different release dates. I would have thought I would be looking for something that comes up saying the brand of card I have etc.  ??


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