Can I use a external graphics card on my hp compaq 8300 elite small factor pc

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karandeep

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Is there anyway to install a graphics card externally on the desktop it has core i5 3rd gen and 12 gb of ddr3 ram the only thing its missing is a graphics card i want to play gta 5 on this pc please let me know.
i have done a pc test and it shows that the pc can run gta5 but only if i upgrade my graphics card.

check the link for more info

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-compaq-elite-8300-small-form-factor-pc/5232852/document/c03332751/
 

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Short answer: no.

Connecting an external graphics card would require a connection that exposes your PCIe bus to the outside. That machine doesn't have one. On the other hand, the link you gave shows that it has a PCIe x16 slot; can you install an internal card?
 

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Since you said it's 'missing' graphics card, I will assume you're saying it has intergrated graphics instead? Anyway, after looking on the motherboard & specs, you can only get a low profile graphics card since it's a small form factor. It also has only 240W power supply, which is very tiny. You could get a Nvidia GT 710 or GT 720, if you go with a GT 730 or anything above, you may fry your power supply. Let me know if you would be intrested in a power supply upgrade, if you're, then I could possibly look into power supply upgrades for you and you could get something like GTX 750Ti instead as it would fit inside and it would be more than enough to run GTA V at medium to high settings.

 

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karandeep

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I'm not sure because the size of the case is small. Do you know what kind of card would fit in .
I if it needs a bigger psu I'll buy it
 

karandeep

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@david Ill upgrade the psu but let me know which card would play gta 5 and if it could fit inside this case if not then how could I use it externally
 

DavidVioMC

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What settings do you want to play GTA V and what FPS?

 

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karandeep

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Around 30 to 60 fps
And let me know of a budget but decent graphics card and what kind of psu should I use
Is it possible that the card could be around for 100 dollars or so
 

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So here's couple of options for you:
1. GT 720, those cards go for around $30-$40, you will not need a PSU upgrade and you will be able to play GTA V at medium settings between 40-50 fps at 720p, I'm not sure about 1080p, maybe you would be able to play at 1080p with low to medium settings at 30-40 fps.
2. Get a PSU upgrade and get a GTX 750Ti, the GTX 750Ti costs around $130 which is a bit more than your budget that you should be easily play GTA V at 1080p at around 50fps. The tricky part is, there is no PSU upgrades for hp compaq 8300 elite small factor, to be able to upgrade your PSU, you need a converted cable, and there's only 1 guy that makes then and sells them on ebay, but he ended the listing on 21st Dec 2016. He said he will be making more, so I would keep an eye on him, here's the listing: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112242829603
And here's the videom from that guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VCslFs6lW0
He said in the comments a week ago that he will be making more. If you want, you could PM him on YouTube or Ebay and ask him when he will be selling more. If you don't want to wait, you could get the Nvidia GT 720 that dosen't need the PSU upgrade but I can't gurantee that you will be able to play GTA V 30-60 fps at 1080p, you will be able at 720p.
EDIT: Also forgot to mention, some HP computers have a lock in BIOS that blocks any GPU upgrades to prevent people putting in GPU's not designed for the computers and then break the and ask for a replacement or refund.
 

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DavidVioMC

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It should fit inside the case without a problem.

 

karandeep

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What about this card

http://uae.souq.com/ae-en/xfx-amd-radeon-hd-5450-2gb-dd...

And could please check for a decent card on this site and send the link
 
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