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Compatible graphics cards?

I would like to add a graphics card to my Gateway DX 4870 that comes and i3 3240, 6gb ram, 300watt PSU, and an Acer ipimb-ar motherboard.

I had the Radeon HD 7770 or a GTX 650 in mind but I'm not sure if either are compatible. Please give me recommendations for these specs thanks you!
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    They should both be fine. But why so old a card? The GTX 1050 Ti is faster, DX12, and can easily run on the stock PSU.
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  2. clutchc said:
    They should both be fine. But why so old a card? The GTX 1050 Ti is faster, DX12, and can easily run on the stock PSU.
    Are you sure the gtx1050 can run on this PC? My hardware is really old and my motherboard doesn't have UEFI compability
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  3. dmdaboz said:
    clutchc said:
    They should both be fine. But why so old a card? The GTX 1050 Ti is faster, DX12, and can easily run on the stock PSU.
    Are you sure the gtx1050 can run on this PC? My hardware is really old and my motherboard doesn't have UEFI compability



    I have installed GTX 1050 Ti's in much older legacy BIOS machines than that. The card will switch to legacy BIOS compatibility mode when needed. The last PC I stuck a GTX 1050 Ti in was an ancient Lenovo M58p mini tower with a 775 socket and Core 2 Quad CPU.
    I've got one in my Optiplex 790 SFF from the 1155 socket era running next to me right now.
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  4. clutchc said:
    dmdaboz said:
    clutchc said:
    They should both be fine. But why so old a card? The GTX 1050 Ti is faster, DX12, and can easily run on the stock PSU.
    Are you sure the gtx1050 can run on this PC? My hardware is really old and my motherboard doesn't have UEFI compability



    I have installed GTX 1050 Ti's in much older legacy BIOS machines than that. The card will switch to legacy BIOS compatibility mode when needed. The last PC I stuck a GTX 1050 Ti in was an ancient Lenovo M58p mini tower with a 775 socket and Core 2 Quad CPU.
    I've got one in my Optiplex 790 SFF from the 1155 socket era running next to me right now.
    thank you for your quick replies and feedback. Please link me a GTX 1050 you're talking about and I'll make sure to mark you as best answer.
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  5. Assuming the Gateway PC you have is a tower and not desktop or small form factor (I don't think that model came in those), any GTX 1050 Ti that requires no 6-pin connector should be fine.
    This is last one I bought that requires no 6-pin. Great little card. Here are many others. Just check that they require no 6-pin.
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