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narsbars

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I have an OPtiplex 3020 and would like to upgrade the onboard video but don't want to break the bank. Let me know what you have.
I would also like to find some vanilla 2x4 or better 2x8 sticks of mem. Must be low density ram. My old Ripjaws 8 gig , 1866 sticks only show as 4 gig each. I don't need golden samples just functional and cheap.
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What kind of performance are you targeting?

The gT 1030 is the fastest video card you can buy that fits that description, or you can drop things down to a GT 710.
 

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What kind of performance are you targeting?

The gT 1030 is the fastest video card you can buy that fits that description, or you can drop things down to a GT 710.
The budget is the biggie. The Optiplex comes with only vga out and first I need at least DVI out. If you had a 1030 for $30.00 or so I would be interested.
Looking at a GT 520 right now as probably the best I can afford.
 

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GT 1030 low profile already mentioned, the cheapest open box (video card only) at Micro Center is $70.

You can probably try searching eBay for a used GT 730; suggested PSU is 350W.
 

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The budget is the biggie. The Optiplex comes with only vga out and first I need at least DVI out. If you had a 1030 for $30.00 or so I would be interested.
Looking at a GT 520 right now as probably the best I can afford.


The GT 710 should be faster than the GT 520, and has a warranty! You also get the improved memory compression of Kepler!

https://www.anandtech.com/show/15713/asus-launches-an-old-gpu-the-nvidia-gt-710-with-four-hdmi-ports

They finally launched a part with the full GK208 core. Just look far parts that advertise Max. Resolution: 4096 x 2160, as that wasn't available on GT 520.

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GT-710-2...AECCMA888VE8&refRID=6GNCSJQ2AECCMA888VE8&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-64bit-S...52SF855NDW6X&refRID=W7B1KFPY52SF855NDW6X&th=1
 

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The budget is the biggie. The Optiplex comes with only vga out and first I need at least DVI out. If you had a 1030 for $30.00 or so I would be interested.
Looking at a GT 520 right now as probably the best I can afford.

The 3020 SFF has both VGA and Display Port 1.2. You can get a dirt cheap, $5 DisplayPort to DVI adapter that will work fine if 3D performance isnt the concern.

See spec sheet: https://i.dell.com/sites/csdocument...dz/CSG-EN-XX-ALL-Optiplex-3020-Spec-Sheet.pdf
 
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I was able to grab a gtx750 for $35 watching ebay. It seems to be the most reasonable right now. I have also used r7 250 video cards in these which were neat because you could crossfire them (dell has a low profile version that you can sometimes find cheap by searching for the dell part number instead of r7 250)
 

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