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Upgrading Graphics Card

About a month ago I got a new desktop that I could use as a daily computer(thus saving my poor overused tablet laptop!) while I'm home, as well as for some light gaming. I spent a while researching exactly which desktop I wanted for my needs that wouldn't break the bank, and it works great for non-online games, but when I play Dead By Daylight the FPS rate is just awful. I haven't tried using another online game just because I don't want to spend more money on a game I can barely play. With the resolution down completely, the graphics at the lowest setting, no programs open but the game, AND using Razor Cortex as an added measure, I get 14fps at most. My desktops specs are as follows, if I missed something, let me know and I'll add it to the list:
i5-7400 dual core, 3gHz processing speed, 12GB of ram, Intel HD Graphics 630, 1TB hard drive.

I'm thinking I probably need to replace the graphics card to get better fps, since the other specs are pretty good for light gaming(or so I've heard), but I'm not certain. I don't want to spend more than $100 though since I just dropped $750 for my desktop setup, I don't need the latest, fanciest graphics card anyways. Just something that will boost my fps to at least around 30 fps, a rate that I can actually play games with. Any help is appreciated!
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    What is your exact PC model? For what it's worth there's kind of a price/performance gap between about $60-80 and $120-140 or so when it comes to new cards. The gt 1030 is $70, the GTX 1050 ti is $120, but the 1050 is basically twice as fast and that goes a long way for continuing to play games into the future. Honestly if I was in your shoes I'd just try to find a 750 ti for $60 or so on eBay, you can probably get 50-60fps on medium at 1080p with it.
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  2. chemmajorp53 said:
    What is your exact PC model? For what it's worth there's kind of a price/performance gap between about $60-80 and $120-140 or so when it comes to new cards. The gt 1030 is $70, the GTX 1050 ti is $120, but the 1050 is basically twice as fast and that goes a long way for continuing to play games into the future. Honestly if I was in your shoes I'd just try to find a 750 ti for $60 or so on eBay, you can probably get 50-60fps on medium at 1080p with it.

    It's a Dell Inspiron Desktop, i5-7400. This is the link to the exact desktop I bought. Thank you so much for your help! Do you think that's what's holding my fps back then, the graphics card? I don't need ultra high graphics and 60fps, like I said I just want to be able to at least play the game, If a 750 ti will get me that good of fps I'll just go with that then! Thank you again!
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  3. You don't have a graphics card technically, your GPU is on the same die as the CPU. But yes that's 100% what is limiting your performance. It looks like you could fit a full sized 750 ti in there like this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/eVGA-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti-2GB-Graphics-Card-/132343093335?epid=220409081&hash=item1ed0435857:g:lPoAAOSw28FZy9Ve

    But I might stay safe with something like this just in case:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti-2GB-GDDR5-VGA-DVI-HDMI-PCI-Express-Video-Card-/172886348709?hash=item2840d453a5:g:mesAAOSwceVZyapc


    I couldn't find any documentation on whether you have to use a low profile card, but you could find out pretty quickly by emailing dell or posting on their forum.
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  4. chemmajorp53 said:
    You don't have a graphics card technically, your GPU is on the same die as the CPU. But yes that's 100% what is limiting your performance. It looks like you could fit a full sized 750 ti in there like this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/eVGA-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti-2GB-Graphics-Card-/132343093335?epid=220409081&hash=item1ed0435857:g:lPoAAOSw28FZy9Ve

    But I might stay safe with something like this just in case:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti-2GB-GDDR5-VGA-DVI-HDMI-PCI-Express-Video-Card-/172886348709?hash=item2840d453a5:g:mesAAOSwceVZyapc


    I couldn't find any documentation on whether you have to use a low profile card, but you could find out pretty quickly by emailing dell or posting on their forum.

    Oh thank goodness! I spent so much time researching the perfect desktop for me that I would've been so disappointed to know I still managed to pick the wrong one. Thank you so much for your help, I'll find out whether I need a low profile card or not. If I do need a low profile card, what does that mean I should look for in a graphics card?
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  5. If you look at the second one I linked you, you'll notice that the VGA output is connected to the motherboard by a ribbon cable. That's because it's removable and it comes with another metal bracket for computers that aren't as wide and can't fit a card like the first one.
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