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best graphic card for i3 4170

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I have a ASUS i3 4170 with on board graphics DDR3 12 MB looking to upgrade
 

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Well it depends on the budget. I'm new around here and around the tech community but as far as I know u could try something from the 7th series to the GTX 1030. It should be fine , that's what i think.
 

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1030 or 1050/1050Ti would be my suggestion too.
 
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Your monitor is 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz so GTX 1050 & Ti- RX 470 - GTX 1060 -RX 580 -GTX 1660
will all run without any noticeable bottlenecking in most games and you can allways turn down the AA etc.
 
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What do you want to do with it and what PSU
 
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I would like to play some of the stuff that epic has for free games like that
 
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I´ll suggest GTX 1050Ti, RX 560, RX 570 4GB. That would be a nice upgrading for you. But consider saving some money for a next upgrade (Mobo, Processor and Memory). You are getting a little bit old.
 

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First i'd throw an i5 or a cheap Xeon on the same motherboard.
 
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I have a Core i3 4130 paired with a GT 1030 2GB (GDDR5), although an RX570 would be my recommendation due to the high value for money.
Just make sure the new graphics card will fit in your case. I notice it's a prebuilt system (I have a H81M-K board as well) that might provide only limited space and few power connectors.
 
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Forget about 1030, it is lower than gaming level. 1050Ti fits to i3-4170 better. RX570, 4 or 8 Gb is the best choice, but needs more powerful PSU and bigger case to avoid overheating.
And you need to have HDMI or DVI on your display to hook up it to PC. No VGA on all modern cards. Adapters could be used also (DP to VGA, DVI-D to VGA or HDMI to VGA) but native connections gives more clearly image.

And dont forget, not every brand system can be easily upgraded.
 
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Let me save you some time. DON'T TRY IT!

What do you want to do with it and what PSU
Ah, Houston, we have a problem and we don't have any duct tape:



Okay everyone, put down the screwdrivers and RUN!

Not only is this system "brick" powered, but there is no provision for adding a normal desktop PSU because there are no PSU connectors on the motherboard other than that DC connector! Looks like this system comes with either a 90 or 120 watt PSU as they never intended to handle more than the following GPU's:

NVIDIA® GeForce GT720 2GB
AMD® Radeon R7 240 2GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GT730 2GB
AMD® Radeon R5 235X 1GB
Intel® HD Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce GT740 4GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GT710 1GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GTX745 4GB

The TDP of the GTX 745 is 55 watts.

You might be able to install a GTX 1050 (NON Ti) that does not have a power connector, but the power brick would have to be upgraded as well.

Useful TouTube:
Asus K31ADE - An Overpriced Asus Desktop Computer Powered By A Laptop Charger
 
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thanks bumble bee
 
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Yes, RX 570 4GB seems like a good option. If it's above your budget, look for used R9 380 4GB or R7 370 4GB.
 
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Komshija is right. A RX570 is ideal or the older Radeon cards.
 
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Yes, RX 570 4GB seems like a good option. If it's above your budget, look for used R9 380 4GB or R7 370 4GB.
Komshija is right. A RX570 is ideal or the older Radeon cards.
So, will that work with the 90 watt brick PSU or will the OP need to get the 120 watt one?
 
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It might be tricky if he lives far away from the nuclear power plant, but if he's near it he'll be fine. The system will shine like a Nuka Cola Quantum even with 90W PSU.
 
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