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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
September 11, 2010 4:19:41 AM

I have an old dell optiplex gx520 and im looking to get it a graphics card, but it does not have a pci-e slot so i was just going to upgrade the motherboard. Im not sure what kind size motherboard to get. I would like to keep it in the same case though.

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September 11, 2010 11:32:47 AM

first check what is your current case supports then check the motherboard model
(ATX-EATX-...etc) for me i think the older boards will fit in any case though
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
September 12, 2010 2:52:27 AM

I think it might b a btx as i just found it on a website.
Whats the difference between atx and btx
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a c 145 ) Power supply
a c 270 U Graphics card
a c 257 V Motherboard
September 12, 2010 3:32:08 AM

You do not need a pci-e slot for a graphics card. There are a number of pci based low profile cards available. They are not strong, perhaps as much as a 9500GT. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But your psu is not strong enough to power a stronger graphics card anyway.

BTX was supposed to be a more efficient form factor, but it never caught on. You will be hard pressed to find one new today.

Your PC is near obsolete today, I would not invest much into it.
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