Dell T3400 PSU or low power video card recommendation Tags: Power Supplies Graphics Cards Dell Components Last response: June 9, 2009 11:52 PM in Components Share heiferhigh76 June 9, 2009 8:10:26 PM I need a recommendation for either a new PSU or video card. Here's the main parts of the system I have: 223-9086 1 Dell Precision T3400 Convertible MiniTower Processor Q9550, 2.83GHz, 133312MB L2, 375W 311-7463 1 Mini-Tower Chassis Configuration, Dell Precision T3400 311-7469 1 4GB, 800MHz, DDR2 ECC SDRAM Memory, 4X1GB, Dell Precision T3400 320-5865 1 nVidia,Quadro FX 570,256MB dual DVI, Graphics Card, Dell Precision T3400 341-5231 1 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ and 16MB DataBurst Cache Dell Precision T3400 341-5213 1 C4, ALL SATA, RAID 0 for 2 Hard Drives 420-8962 1 Vista Ultimate SP1 with Media 32 Bit English Dell Precision 341-5242 1 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ and 16MB DataBurst Cache Dell Precision T3400 420-3699 1 NTFS File System,Factory Install The PC works great but I'd like to use a better video card - something similar to a GTS 250. However, cards like this need a 475W PSU. I can upgrade the 375W power supply to a 525W from Dell. The 525W PSU is actually two parts: (1) YN637 PSU and (2) KP500 wiring harness. The wiring harness is back-ordered. I can: (1) wait until the KP500 is in-stock (2) buy another PSU or (3) buy a video card that will run well with 375W. Any recommendations on a new PSU or video card? More about : dell t3400 psu low power video card recommendation delluser1 a c 243 ) Power supply a b U Graphics card June 9, 2009 10:35:37 PM You can upgrade with pretty much any standard power supply, but really don't have to. mlcloud June 9, 2009 11:33:42 PM Don't Dell cases have custom sizes for their power supplies? I know some of Antec's PSUs happened to be larger than other PSUs.... Related resources Best low power graphics card for HTPC (Dell t3400) - Forum Best Graphics Card For a Dell T3400 [375watt psu] - Forum Video Card for a Low-power PSU - Forum Need Low Power Video Card - psu only 250 Watts - Forum Best low profile video card for old Dell Dimension E310 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer delluser1 a c 243 ) Power supply a b U Graphics card June 9, 2009 11:47:11 PM mlcloud said:Don't Dell cases have custom sizes for their power supplies? I know some of Antec's PSUs happened to be larger than other PSUs.... Nice setup The Dell 375 is taller than standard ATX , but the screw holes line up for standard, and you can go to around 175mm ( depth ) without a problem in the T3400 case. mlcloud June 9, 2009 11:52:46 PM delluser1 said:Nice setup The Dell 375 is taller than standard ATX , but the screw holes line up for standard, and you can go to around 175mm ( depth ) without a problem in the T3400 case. Lol, thanks. I see your name isn't just for show huh? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedVideo Card-Power spply Dell optiplex 755 Forum SolvedNeed help finding a suitable low-profile video card for a Dell Optiplex 755 SFF Forum SolvedDell XPS 8500 video card / psu upgrade Forum SolvedDo I really need the manufacturer recommended psu or greater for a video card? Forum Solvedgood video cards that will run on my power supply? Amps on 12v Rail are a bit low it seems Forum SolvedRecommended PSU for my build considering low power consumption Forum powering video card - low wattage psu Forum SolvedLow Power Graphics card for Dell XPS 435MT Forum SolvedDell Optiplex 960, low profile video card selection help Forum Need help figuring out budget low profile, low PSU video card to play older game (TF2) Forum SolvedAthlon 245 bottleneck? video card with low power comsumption? Forum SolvedEVGA 9600 GT Low Power Video Card Question! Forum SolvedThe best possible gfx card for a stock Dell w/ 300w psu and no external power Forum SolvedIs my PSU powerful enough for this video card? Forum Gtx 780, PC won't power up at all when video card connected to PSU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !