Optiplex 760 Graphics Card

Hi, I recently upgraded to a computer with the following stats:

DELL OptiPlex 760 - Mini Tower Chassis (Full size Case)
Intel E7500 2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo 1066 MHz FSB LGA 775 Form Factor CPU
3.25 Gigs DDR2 Memory
One 250 GB SATA II 7200RPM Hard Drives
One 140 GB SATA Hard Drive
100 GB external HD
One 20X DVD+/-RW SATA dual layer optical drive
1.44MB Floppy Drive
Chipset: Intel Q43 Express chipset with ICH10D
Two (2) PCI Expansion Slots
One (1) PCIe x16 Graphics Expansion Slot
One (1) PCIe x1 Expansion Slot
Rear Mounted Ports:
Video (VGA), 9 pin serial,1 parallel, 6 USB 2.0 ports, ESATA, DisplayPort, 1 x RJ45, microphone input, speaker output
Front Mounted Ports:
Two (2) USB 2.0, Microphone input, Headphone output
305 Watt Power Supply
ATI Radeon X1300

I've been living with the X1300 for the time but I want something better.
I recently learned the hard way that my case will not fit a Geforce 9800 GTX.... opps.

I realize that I'll probably have to upgrade the power supply.
What's the best card my computer can support?

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  1. Without a psu upgrade, or needing adapters that it looks like you wouldn't be able to use anyway ( I don't see a molex connector )
  2. ^+1
    If u don't want to upgrade your PSU then like delluser1 said above... :)
    If u want.. tell us how many do u want to spend.
  3. I think I'm going to upgrade the psu to something like this:

    I'm leaning towards the Geforce 9800 GT around the $100-$150 range, but what else is there above it?
  4. Lowkae said:
    I think I'm going to upgrade the psu to something like this:

    You can use almost any standard ATX power supply as an upgrade for your machine, and no graphic card that could be installed in it without severe case modifications would require more than a good quality 400-450 watt unit.
  5. Yeah, that looks like a standard form factor PSU. What PSU and card you should get depends on your budget and what resolution you plan to play at. Knowing exactly how much space is available for the video card would help as well.
  6. The current PSU might be a little smaller than the ones suggested, but I might be wrong.

    I'm thinking either the 400W or 450W Corsair:

    As for the graphics card, the PCIe slot is the highest on the board which means it has room above it if need.
    The actual slot has enough room to go back a little over 10" but in the space above it you start hitting the fan after 6.5"

    I'm only running a 17" monitor at 1280 x 1024.
    The 9800 GTX cost $116 and it'll resell for more than that, so around that range.

    Any ideas?
  7. That's not a good situation. It looks like you either need a single slot card or one that is smaller than 6.5 inches which rules out almost every powerful card. I believe there is a single slot GTX 260 but it's pretty expensive and it may actually be longer than 10 inches. Are you sure you can work a 7' dual slot card in there? Then you could use an HD5750.
  8. Actually let me take a look at the pics on newegg. There may be a dual slot card or two that only needs extra room towards the front of the card.
  9. Yup, these cards are dual slot but the fan doesn't appear to extend any farther than the actual PCIe slot so I think they should be ok;

    It's actually possible the HD5750 will work with your current PSU so if you go for that one you might want to try it out before ordering a new PSU. If I remember right people have been able to use an HD4770 on that PSU and the HD5750 actually uses slightly less power.
  10. Cards with a dual slot bracket won't work.
  11. A second measurement showed closer to 7 inches but there's still the problem of the PCIe slot on being single.
  12. Ah, good point. Didn't notice that. This one is more expensive but is only has one bracket;
  13. How would an HD 5770 512 mb compare to a Geforce 9800 GT 1 gb?
  14. What is the native resolution of your monitor?
  15. 1280 x 1024
  16. Best answer
    Alright, just get the 9800GT then. It should be quite good for that resolution. Make sure it is one of the newer ones that doesn't need a power connector and then your current PSU will be fine.
    That HD4850 would be a better choice for the money but you would need a new PSU for it and the performance difference at that resolution wouldn't be worth the hassle/money of upgrading the PSU. If you are considering a new monitor at any point in the not too distant future then a new PSU + the HD5770 is your best choice.
  17. Would the one without a power connector run just as well as the older models?
  18. The older ones have a stock clock speed of 600mhz and the newer ones are 550mhz. You should be able to raise the speed back up to the normal levels and likely higher easily with overclocking software like rivatuner;
  19. How can you know which is the new one and old one. I have the same system as him and looking to upgrade as well.

    I'm also trying to buy them off ebay, so people dont really explain very well. Are the 512 MB GDDR5 the new versions?

    I'm looking foward to this one

    Is that one of the newer brands?
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