Can I add a GPU to this unit with built-in integrated graphic?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by ssal, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. ssal

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    I am tempted to get one of the HP Elitedesk like this one and add a low end NVidia dedicated GPU like a 1050.

    Can it happen and how?
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    There is a low profile space for a dedicated card. So make sure the 1050 is a low profile card.
     
  3. ssal

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    I'd like to get 4-6 gb ram with the GPU. Do you have anything to recommend?
    And do I let it run parallel with the integrated GPU? Or should I turn it off like uninstalling it from device manager?
     
  4. johnb35

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    When you install a dedicated video card it usually disables the onboard unless it has hybrid graphics option in bios. I doubt that one has it. As far as what video card to get, just make sure it's a low profile card. The problem you have is the pc is a slim tower,.only low profile cards will work.
     
  5. Cisco001

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    What PSU have you got?
     
  6. ssal

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    May be I can purchase this instead of the slim form version. I think I may have more flexibility with a tower.

    The i7-4770 is reasonably fast for a 4th generation. I think I can pick up 2x8 gb dimm to bump the ram up to 24 gb total. And add a 250gb SSD. The upgrade cost seems to be manageable.
     
  7. johnb35

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    That a slim form factor as well. The first line in the overview section tells you.

    The HP EliteDesk 800 G1 small form factor desktop is a powerful and affordable machine that features a fourth generation Intel Core i7 quad core processor.
     
  8. ssal

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    I don't know if the description was from some other template. But this one seems to be a tower with 320 w PSU and 4x dimm slots.
    Here is the spec I can come up with.
     
  9. johnb35

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    You would have to upgrade the power supply, the 1050ti would need at least a 400 watt psu. Even if you go RX 560 or 570, you'll need a 400-500 watt unit. What is your budget? Maybe someone can find you one with everything you need already.
     
  10. ssal

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    Is there PSU upgrade that would fit the HP 800 G Tower?
     
  11. johnb35

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    The tower should be able to take any standard atx psu. The SFF units require smaller psu's.
     
  12. ssal

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    I would start with this machine: It is an HP 800 G tower with i7-4770 (25% more powerful than my current 3rd generation laptops). It has 2TB HHD and 16gb DRAM. Built in integrated GPU.

    I will need the following upgrades:
    Nvidia GPX 1060 6gb $160
    400 watt psu $60 (the original 320 watt cannot support the gpx 1060).
    250 gb SSD $60
    16 (2x8) gb ram $65 to bump it up to 32gb

    The total is about US$750

    My objective is to have a machine capable of editing 4K video.

    Would the above set up good for it? The newer machine is in the $1200 area, or more.

    Would cooling an isssue?
    Is DDR3 too slow, vs DDR4?
     
  13. OmniDyne

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    Ah, the faithful GPX series.

    You can pick up a 256GB SSD for $35.

    I feel like you could build a new computer with everything you want for around $750.
     
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  14. Darren

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    As much as you're trying to change you might as well just build it yourself.
     
  15. ssal

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    I'd never built my own machine. Please help, to stay within the US$750 budge, can you give me some idea what I'll need:
    1. Casing
    2. Motherboard
    3. CPU (Prefer Intel i7 because I am using Adobe Premiere Pro)
    4. GPU (Nvidia GPx 1060, 6gb)
    5. DRAM (DDR3 vs DDR4): Preferrable 32 gb
    6. SSD for boot and software/apps: 250 gb
    7. HHD 2-3TB
    8. PSU 400+ watt
    9. Wifi ?
    10. Wireless keyboad and mouse
    Anything else I am missing? Do I need cooling devices for the CPU?

    Appreciate suggestions with pricing and link.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
  16. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Why?
     
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  17. _Kyle_

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    Yeah at a $750 budget that's like a quarter of it in just ram. 16GB is plenty for pretty much most things.

    I made a list, unfortunately I was unable to fit a i7 into the budget. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/72kktg
     
  18. ssal

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    That looks very good. Thank you very much for the detail help.
    The AMD CPU seems faster than the i7-7700 by 10%. Hope that would compensate for running Adobe programs.
    Do I need a water cooling system for that?
     
  19. johnb35

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    Heck no. Do you really need a wireless card? Are you not in the same room as the router?
     
  20. _Kyle_

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    Oh yeah, if you're in the same room just run an Ethernet cable.
     

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