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[Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

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How about for a tower 6300? I cant upgrade to Mojave due to Nvidia drivers are not available for my 1050
Can you find a full height MSI or Gigbayte RX560 ? If so, those work well with FCP editing. It's similar to what's in newer MBPs.
 
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Can you find a full height MSI or Gigbayte RX560 ? If so, those work well with FCP editing. It's similar to what's in newer MBPs.
Do I need to change power supply of 6300 tower for RX560?
 

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Do I need to change power supply of 6300 tower for RX560?
No. Draws all it's power from the PCIe x16 slot. Make sure to get a 560 that doesn't need 6 pin power from the PSU. A few of the OC'd models need 6 pin power.
 
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No. Draws all it's power from the PCIe x16 slot. Make sure to get a 560 that doesn't need 6 pin power from the PSU. A few of the OC'd models need 6 pin power.
Thanks for your swift replies,much appreciated.
 

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Thanks for your help. It is a bit more expensive than I want to spend.
Do you think I should look for a second hand? I am worried that they could be overclocked and pretty worn down.
Choices choices choices...

I know what you mean, buying second-hand is a bit of a gamble. GPUs that are supported in macOS but cost less needs more research. @trs96 can probably make better suggestions for your Dell than I can :thumbup:
 

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Thanks for your help. It is a bit more expensive than I want to spend.
Do you think I should look for a second hand? I am worried that they could be overclocked and pretty worn down.
Choices choices choices...
An NVS 510 could work for you in the short term till you can get a newer AMD card. Requires a mini-DP to DP adapter.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016ZHGIPM/?tag=tonymacx86-21

Another Nvidia option would be a GT 740 kepler version which is still natively supported in Catalina.
Don't see any of those on Amazon UK but you could look at some other sites too. The GT 710 isn't worth spending 45 dollars on to use for video editing. It's mostly for those with unsupported HD 2500 graphics and those that want HDMI 2.0 output for a 4K TV. Merely an HTPC graphics card, not for gaming or editing video.
 
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Is this the correct RX560 for a HP 8300 CMT? It will allow me to upgrade to Mojave or Catalina ? I hate to part with me GTX 1050 Ti. Will this card be similar or is there a better choice?

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 560 Newegg $99
 

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I hate to part with me GTX 1050 Ti. Will this card be similar or is there a better choice?
This is a good choice. Fully supported in Mojave and Catalina. You can game with it in Windows too. Great price. Get one while they're still available.
 
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