everything else is the same, including the big cpu cover and size of the case. I want a nice diesel graphic card that will fit in the dell optiplex 755. i would like to spend under $350 on the card. i prefer NVDIA. Can someone please recommend a graphic card that will fit in the case? i think that's probably the biggest problem. Any tips, suggestions will be greatly appreciated! thanks again for your help!
thanks for the tip - i was wondering if i can get more diesel than that. or would it matter because of my motherboard and ram? price is not an option, i just want a card that will be able to rightfully play Modern Warfare 2 and definitely be able to take on Starcraft 2 (when that comes out) and actually fit in my dell optiplex 755 case. Any tips/help is much appreciated. thanks!
The rest of your system is fine. The only issue would be the case. If you need a low profile card the 9800GT is the best you can do like I said. The Optiplex 755 was sold in a variety of cases however so only you know how big yours is.
Check and see if you will have enough space inside your case for a long graphics card, also see if you can fit a full sized one or if you need a low profile. If you do need a low profile one the 9800GT is as good as they get. If you can use a full sized one the 58xx series should be out soon and should be priced around 350 and be the best single card out there.
What resolution monitor will you be playing on? You may not need a super strong GPU.
yeah, i put in a corsair 550w in there and i barely fit it in with the screws. i think i can handle the power...it's just the damn case. i hate dell cases. what i will do when i get home is i will take a picture of the actual case and you guys can see how much 'actual' room is in there for a single card. thanks again so much for all the help.
It's the wrong angle to really tell but I think you may not need a low profile card. A pic of the back of the case should tell for sure. Unfortunately length looks to be an issue anyway. The best card I'd be comfortable saying would fit in there is an HD4770. It's possible you could shove an HD4870 in there but I'm definitely not certain.
so everybody, i ended up getting a low profile 9600GT and it fit into the computer perfectly. now comes another problem but i will post that onto another thread. it's regarding choppy mkv playback after i installed the card.