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Gpu Upgrade to a GTX 1050 Ti

I am thinking about upgrading my pc with a Gtx 1050 Ti but I basically do not know anything about this subject. I just checked some things like backwards compatibility to a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot.

My computer is a prebuilt called Acer Aspire M5811:

intel core i7 2.8Ghz
6 Gb RAM
500 W PSU
Dimensions 180 (W) x 423 (D) x 379 (H) mm
( I dont even know what specs to add in other than these)

What do I need to know to check if the Gpu is fully compatible? Will my pc bottleneck the gpu?

Do you recommend this Gpu? (My budget is around 150€ and I'm thinking of buying it through Amazon)

Thanks for the help!
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    If this is the inside of your PC: http://image3.it168.com//2010/1/14/f3631980-abc0-4fe6-8acf-a424d04682f3.jpg
    ...the card will fit fine. Compatibility and bottleneck should not be an issue. Just be sure you have a good quality 300W PSU or better.
  2. clutchc said:
    If this is the inside of your PC: http://image3.it168.com//2010/1/14/f3631980-abc0-4fe6-8acf-a424d04682f3.jpg
    ...the card will fit fine. Compatibility and bottleneck should not be an issue. Just be sure you have a good quality 300W PSU or better.
  3. Thanks!!
  4. When I said compatibility shouldn't be a problem, I probably should have elaborated a bit...
    On most modern PCs, it is no problem. But some older tech sometimes has issues with the newer UEFI of the cards co-existing with older motherboard BIOSs. I don't think you'll have that issue, but something to be aware of. Most modern gfx cards can adapt to older BIOSs, but sometimes you run into issues. You won't know until you try it. Nvidia has had the best track record in that regard, IMO.
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