New GPU for optiplex gx280 Tags: Graphics Cards Optiplex CPUs Graphics Last response: April 30, 2010 12:53 AM in Graphics & Displays Share mavers92 April 28, 2010 12:24:01 AM Hi all, i am using a Dell Optiplex GX280 SFF with the 2.8ghz cpu, 2gb RAM, just to play IL-2 1946 (the old flight sim game) and at the moment i've upgraded the the PSU to 450w and put in a 7900gtx. I run with the case opened but screened off and an extra cooling fan added. But now with all the add-ons and mods it's no longer up to the task and want to upgrade. I can pick up a 3.4ghz CPU for around £25 and with a trade in at CeX i could pick up a GTS250 for £40, but is it worth going to one of those OR an older GPU that would run better with the CPU? I would prefer to stay with nvidia as i find they run the game better (have only tried the Radeon HD4670 in my Dimension E520 and don't like the strange graphics effects i get). I really need to keep it cheap and so a new systems not an option at the moment, but maybe someday when the mortgage is paid. Any help on the matter would be appreciated, many thanks. More about : gpu optiplex gx280 rolli59 a c 904 U Graphics card a c 585 à CPUs April 28, 2010 1:28:11 AM The GTS 250 is going to be bottle necked by your CPU upgrade or not (then again for £40 it is a good deal). You could look into the 9800GT instead. mavers92 April 29, 2010 11:08:12 PM Thanks for reply. For £40 i was thinking that it could it can't hurt really. But then again would an older card like a 7950gx2 run it better? perhaps being more compatable with an older pc? Related resources Upgrading an old beast - Optiplex gx280 CPU compatibility - Forum Dell Optiplex GX280 Graphics Card PCIe Upgrade - Forum Upgrading a dell optiplex gx280 or 745 - Forum Dell Optiplex Gx280 : Os and Graphics? - Forum Dell Optiplex GX280 Upgrade Question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 904 U Graphics card a c 585 à CPUs April 29, 2010 11:44:15 PM I would not bother with a older card. The GTS250 is a renamed 9800GTX+ which by it self is old enough. mavers92 April 30, 2010 12:53:20 AM thanks for helping me make up my mind, i shall get the gts250 as soon as, much appreciated. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDell Optiplex GX280 New Mobo won't support my cpu ForumNew processor for a dell optiplex GX280 ForumRAM Upgrade for Dell Optiplex GX280 ForumRAM upgrade dell optiplex gx280 ForumRAM Upgrade for Dell Optiplex GX280 ForumDell optiplex gx280 upgrade ForumLooking for video card for a Dell GX280 MT ForumDell optiplex gx280 Forum8800GT & Dell GX280 PSU Check ForumWhat cpu can my dell optiplex gx280 handle ForumEVGA FTW or Gigabyte GTX 670? ForumGPU CONFUSION- whic g-card can i go for?? ForumIn need of a GPU that supports blu ray, no gaming, and 50 inch display Forum[Solved] New fan for 9800 GT Forum100$ budget looking for a new GPU More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !