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November 23, 2013 3:45:32 PM

Hi,

I have Dell Optiplex 760 SFF Desktop Computer with
windows 7/ 4GB/ 1 terabyte.

Motherboard
Manufacter Dell Inc.
Model 0F373D A00
Chipset Intel Q45/Q43 Rev. 03
Southbridge 82801JD (ICH10D) Rev.02

Processor
Name Intel Core 2 Duo E7300
Code name Wolfdale
Max TDP 65W
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 45nm
Core VID 1.200V

I am hoping to play game like Tera: Rising and RaiderZ (medium settings not actually high)
which GPU should i get in budget under $100 (condition new)?

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November 23, 2013 3:55:33 PM

The best card for around $100 would be a Radeon 7790,
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November 23, 2013 5:11:24 PM

The GTX 460 is alot weaker, the Nvidia equivalent to the 7850 is the GTX 650 Ti Boost which should be around the $130-140 mark at the moment

Now that you've listed your specs none of these cards should be recommended for that small form factor PC

That CPU will hold back most gaming GPUs nowadays and will hold you back especially in MMO games which tend to be CPU intensive

Most cards will have a hard time fitting into the small form factor case unless you get a low profile card

The last concern is the proprietary sized OEM PSU which is usually extremely weak for a SFF system

From here it seems you have either a 235W or a 255W PSU which would not handle most GPUs apart from the low profile entry level cards

http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/products/optix/optip...

Sorry mate, I should have pointed this out earlier

I highly doubt you'd want to get a new system entirely, but it's something you can consider down the line

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $507.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-23 20:27 EST-0500)
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November 24, 2013 7:09:47 AM

rolandzhang3 said:
The GTX 460 is alot weaker, the Nvidia equivalent to the 7850 is the GTX 650 Ti Boost which should be around the $130-140 mark at the moment

Now that you've listed your specs none of these cards should be recommended for that small form factor PC

That CPU will hold back most gaming GPUs nowadays and will hold you back especially in MMO games which tend to be CPU intensive

Most cards will have a hard time fitting into the small form factor case unless you get a low profile card

The last concern is the proprietary sized OEM PSU which is usually extremely weak for a SFF system

From here it seems you have either a 235W or a 255W PSU which would not handle most GPUs apart from the low profile entry level cards

http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/products/optix/optip...

Sorry mate, I should have pointed this out earlier

I highly doubt you'd want to get a new system entirely, but it's something you can consider down the line

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $507.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-23 20:27 EST-0500)


Sorry i don't want to upgrade my whole computer but only graphics card so do you have any suggestion of graphics card that i could buy?

Thanks,
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November 24, 2013 2:49:57 PM

I doubt any decent card would work with your system, can you look inside the case at the PSU sticker and post the amp reading on the +12v rail?

If it's higher than 16A (which I doubt), then a low profile 7750 should work, otherwise you'd be left with the entry level options such as the radeon 6450
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November 26, 2013 3:28:30 PM

Yes wat kind of pus u have and would u consider upgrading it
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November 26, 2013 3:31:36 PM

Good luck upgrading a SFF proprietary sized PSU haha
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November 26, 2013 3:42:32 PM

It's possible but hard to do and expensive.
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November 26, 2013 3:58:33 PM

Yep, not really worth it for that system though, it's already fairly outdated and will hold him back in MMOs which are usually CPU intensive
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November 26, 2013 5:47:22 PM

i do agree.

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November 29, 2013 3:12:11 PM

rolandzhang3 said:
I doubt any decent card would work with your system, can you look inside the case at the PSU sticker and post the amp reading on the +12v rail?

If it's higher than 16A (which I doubt), then a low profile 7750 should work, otherwise you'd be left with the entry level options such as the radeon 6450


My PSU sticker says:

+5V --- / 16A
+3.3V --/ 5A
+12v --/ 17A
+5Vfp --/ 4A
-12V --/ 0.5A
+5A AND +3.3V
SHALL NOT EXCEED 88W

Also,

I would try not to upgrade anything that else except my graphics card. And I want to play Tera or Raiderz game smoothly (dont mind low/medium setting)
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November 29, 2013 3:13:04 PM

iceclock said:
Yes wat kind of pus u have and would u consider upgrading it


My PSU sticker says:

+5V --- / 16A
+3.3V --/ 5A
+12v --/ 17A
+5Vfp --/ 4A
-12V --/ 0.5A
+5A AND +3.3V
SHALL NOT EXCEED 88W

Also,

I would try not to upgrade anything that else except my graphics card. And I want to play Tera or Raiderz game smoothly (dont mind low/medium setting)
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November 29, 2013 8:45:34 PM

Low profile 7750 would fit da bill
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