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Inspiron 530 graphics card suggestions

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November 17, 2008 4:23:09 PM

I'm looking for a graphics card for around or less than $100 that will fit into the Dell Inspiron 530 tower.

I'm pretty sure I have the 300 watt PSU, so that is a concern as well. I'm just looking for an upgrade over the Intel chipset that comes with it and I need something not too expensive that will fit into the tower without requiring a PSU upgrade. Thanks!
November 17, 2008 7:57:46 PM

One important thing is that the card fit the somewhat slim Inspiron 530 tower. I've already bought a card that doesn't fit (a Radeon HD 3450), so I'd like to avoid doing that again.

Thanks for your help.
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November 17, 2008 8:33:55 PM

I actually have the regular 530 tower, not the 530s tower, although I could see why you would be confused by my post.

I'm pretty sure my PSU has 350 watts, so it's really a matter of making sure the card fits right.
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November 17, 2008 8:49:05 PM

If you have a regular tower, you should be good with the 4670 as it's made for lower consumption power wise.
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November 17, 2008 9:00:05 PM

I'm a bit confused as to why the HD3450 you had previously didn't fit, was it an AGP card meant to fit in an AGP socket ?
November 17, 2008 9:23:36 PM

i would also like to know what you mean by "not fitting". if you did buy an agp card by mistake, try returning it. and as for a good card, either a 4650 or 4670 would be ideal.
November 18, 2008 6:57:16 PM

The exterior of the card would not fit through the expansion slot in my tower.

I went ahead and bought a GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card. Hopefully this works better.

Thanks for your help.
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