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May 11, 2014 7:21:08 AM

I own the dell optiplex gx620 desktop and I'm looking for a decent gpu for moderate gaming (minecraft, indie games). It has top be low profile and only need <75 watts.My budget is under 80€. I saw a XFX R7 240 2gb gddr3 low profile for 56€,is this a good deal?

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May 11, 2014 5:25:42 PM

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Let me explain why I said the HD 6670 was faster. The R7-240 and the HD 6670 are essentially the same card. The difference is in the VRAM. DDR5 is much faster than DDR3.
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May 12, 2014 5:44:58 AM

well like I tried to show was that them computers are sold as is to work as intended out of the box ... there mostly fixed to were there not upgradeable but its you time and money and like the 100's of others that post here at toms that spent on nice parts for there walmart computers just to find it will not work. its your risk all I can do is point this out to you so you won't feel so bad when it don't work out for you... this is why we do custom builds and dont look at them types of computers due to the fact there not limited to upgrading with in there compatibly .. now unless you can find and see those upgrades you want to do are proven beyond dought and not some one just saying ya ya ya on your computer then well its you call...
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May 13, 2014 9:08:54 AM

clutchc said:
Depending on the resolution of your monitor, that is probably the lowest end card you would want for those games.
This would be faster: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11192-18-20G-HD6670-Pr...

If you can raise your budget, this is the fastest low profile card made: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...


The 750ti looks pretty cool except I have got a pentium d processor and I don't want a giant cpu bottleneck.I have also just found a r7 250 for €50, which seems like a good deal.

Atm I can do minecraft on intel integrated 2006 @15fps,which is playable but a gpu would be helpful.

I got the pc for free so if I can play some moderate games at decent settings on a 1024x1280 monitor for 50 then I'm happy

And as for what junky monkey said I know,its a btx motherboard a proprietary psu and only has one pcie 1.0 slot.I had been considering a completely new build but that would have cost me 13 times as much for a 5 times performance boost.50-80 euro for a half decent computer ain't bad
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May 13, 2014 9:37:26 AM

like I said them mother boards are not like the ones we use for custom builds with open bios but as I said its up to dell if weather yours will take the upgrade see lets say asus built that board but they don't support it its a dell board built from asus but its got dell own bios this is why when you look the board up its dell not asus that gives support on it . but any way its your call if it works its all good if not your going to go to step 2
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May 14, 2014 8:00:23 AM

Here's another problem with Dell's low profile builds; even though the PCIe X16 slot itself is normally good for a card up to 75W, Low Profile Dells' slots are limited to 35W. So you will be taking a chance with any card bigger than a GT 610 or HD 5450.
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May 14, 2014 10:14:46 AM

Are you 100% sure clutchc? I thought for it to use the pcie standard it had to have 75watt available.If so then dangit!
I have a fx8320 and r9 270x build for 700 with pretty decent parts I guess I would use...
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May 14, 2014 7:58:54 PM

the_k_man_k said:
Are you 100% sure clutchc? I thought for it to use the pcie standard it had to have 75watt available.If so then dangit!
I have a fx8320 and r9 270x build for 700 with pretty decent parts I guess I would use...


Sure about what?
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May 15, 2014 10:38:23 AM

Sure about the 35 watt limit
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May 15, 2014 11:40:18 AM

the_k_man_k said:
Sure about the 35 watt limit


That is the Std for PCIe slots in low profile cases. 75W for full size and 35W for slim line. But what I'm not sure about, is whether that is a limitation on the slot itself, or whether that is a limitation on the power supply's requirement for L-P case slots. I have talked with other posters here who said they have been running bigger cards in their L-P cases with no ill effects. I just wanted to pass that on as a disclaimer in case you were concerned.

You can find more info regarding the 35W limitation here: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w...
Scroll down to the bottom of page 20
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May 16, 2014 7:11:47 AM

Looks like you were right clutchc.There is a 25watt limit imposed by Dell because the psu wouldn't be able to handle the full 75watts.Looks like a way that dell skimped on the specs but at the same time could still say they have pcie.
Thanks everyone who posted answers, :-)
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May 16, 2014 8:14:04 PM

the_k_man_k said:
Looks like you were right clutchc.There is a 25watt limit imposed by Dell because the psu wouldn't be able to handle the full 75watts.Looks like a way that dell skimped on the specs but at the same time could still say they have pcie.
Thanks everyone who posted answers, :-)


25W? I always thought it was 35W. Hummm....
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