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Gaming graphics card for a dell inspiron 530 (not slim)

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May 30, 2010 8:27:13 PM

Here are the specs of my comp...
300 w (steady rate) PSU
I have the PSIe 16x slot (I think that's how you spell it)
I have 297 gb free of space
4 gb of ram
windows 7 64 bit operating system
... and I think that is all...

I just want to double check before I buy a card that won't work for me

I prebiously bought the Nvidia 9600gt card, but it didn't work... a graphics card around 60-90$$ would be nice (I need it to run warhammer online)

Thanks

May 31, 2010 12:09:43 AM

The ati radeon hd 5670, is your best bet. Requires very little power, and is $90~.
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May 31, 2010 2:37:57 AM

virrze said:
The ati radeon hd 5670, is your best bet. Requires very little power, and is $90~.



do I have a good enough power supply for that? it is recommended a 500 PSU?
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May 31, 2010 3:34:29 AM

Nope, 200 or more is recommended, it barely uses any power, maybe 90 watts at max.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
May 31, 2010 9:59:52 AM

You have x16 pci-e slot, which version? 1.0? 1.1? 2.0?
I want to suggest HD5670, but most of HD5670 are 2.1, so if you only has 1.0 slot then i suggest you to grab 9800GT...

But if you still want HD5670, make sure you choose the one with 2.0 version... :) 
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June 1, 2010 9:54:55 PM

wa1 said:
You have x16 pci-e slot, which version? 1.0? 1.1? 2.0?
I want to suggest HD5670, but most of HD5670 are 2.1, so if you only has 1.0 slot then i suggest you to grab 9800GT...

But if you still want HD5670, make sure you choose the one with 2.0 version... :) 


how do i check which version i have?
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June 1, 2010 9:56:03 PM

err, which slot, i mean
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 12:49:08 AM

just read on your manual... :) 
Okay, that's a card, you will be fine with that card.
But, why do you want the same card as your previous one?

What about your case? is it mini/micro ATX tower?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
get HD5670 2.0 version like that one, let's play safe...
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June 2, 2010 1:22:42 AM

thanks for all of the help, and i just thought that they might have sent me a faulty graphics card, which i have read, happens a lot. but i will try the radeon card, thanks for all of the help! i originally sent in that biostar card to be replaced by newegg, but instead they gave me a refund, probably my fault...
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June 2, 2010 1:22:58 AM

oh yes, i believe the dell inspiron 530 has a micro atx tower...
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June 2, 2010 1:23:07 AM

Best answer selected by whysolaggy.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 1:38:05 AM

Wait, micro ATX tower, right?
I guess your previous card was a low profile card, am i right?

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June 2, 2010 9:12:05 AM

The Dell Inspiron 530S is the one with the slimline case. The Dell Inspiron 530 has a micro-ATX case so the 5670 should be just fine in it.
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June 2, 2010 7:32:58 PM

unbelievably low profile... Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset family...
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June 11, 2010 6:59:24 PM

I decided to buy the card and it came today, the graphics are great with the new car, thanks a lot everyone, you really helped! :D 
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a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2010 3:24:24 PM

Thanks for the feedback, it's a help to us to hear back from people.
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