This is my computer Dell Optiplex 980 Core I7 CPU @ 2.93 GHZ Quad core, 16GB Ram DDR3, Small Hard drive 320GB with 3TB backup drive external, AMD 2GB Video Card (I'm Upgrading to an Nvidia card with my eBay Bucks (aproximately $395.00) on the #rd of April, I can get a 3,4 or larger TB drive but do see a need right now Just learning Premier Pro. Any Suggesstions about a LOW PROFILE Nvidia Video card that might speed things up for me. When I do start trying to edit Videos. I'm going to be editing for my church if they start back editing videos and I can see Weddings and Birthdays in my Future. Any Suggestions other than buy new computer? LOL I'm a techie sort of that barely uses the full capabilities of even the most basic computer..
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Mini ITX Overclocked 4GB GDDR5 is almost the same speed as the regular 970@$300
I would suggest that you use your eBay bucks towards a new system, or at least parts that you would put towards a new system.
Dell's OptiPlex 980:
- has a very limited power supply (350 watts) and no PCIe GPU extra power cables (one or two 6/8 pin cables are supplement the PCIe slot provided power for most fast GPU cards)
- has a power supply that would be very difficult to upgrade
- is vintage 2010/2011 (5/6 years old already), so upgrades and replacement parts may not be a wise value proposition