The thing is i have seen it work on videos on installing modern gpu's in legacy hardware, as long as its PCI express compatible it seems like its possible.
I have seen videos on pairing a old duo 2 quad with a 1050.
Plus legacy booting is what I do to ensure linux works on my hardware, I had my GTX 1060 working in my old setup with UEFI turned off as it had a dual BIOS built in.
In any case it wont hurt to try it, after all if it doesnt work they can save up some money and get new hardware and they would already have a good GPU nailed down.
Even if they went for cheapo parts such as a AM4 A320 with a AMD A8-9600 and a single sick of 8GB of Ram they would at least be able to move forward with what they have.
Put together it would be around $220 so if they wanted to change out their hardware now it would be for around the same price as the 1050Ti
Sure thats not the best setup but it would do if they had to crunch numbers.
Heck they could skip the GPU for now and go on board apu for now as sure it would not be the best but the radeon R7 series can still do some minor gaming until they can pony up for a GPU
Edited by MadmanRB, 09 January 2018 - 05:36 AM.