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Need a Half-Height Graphics card for my Dell Optiplex 360 DT

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i need to buy a decent cheap graphics card for my computer but my Dell only supports half-height cards. i need a card which performs great at atleast 1440x900 resolution( for games such as Crysis, L4D, COD:MW 2 and Mass Effect 2 with high fps rate) also i dont want cards requiring additional power connectors as it is a Optiplex 360(Has only about 42W PCIe 1.6 slot power) please help...
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    well the 5570 has a max power draw of 42w, thats probably the best you can get for that much power unless you wait a few months for the 6xxx series.
  2. Nicks343 said:
    Hello,
    i need to buy a decent cheap graphics card for my computer but my Dell only supports half-height cards. i need a card which performs great at atleast 1440x900 resolution( for games such as Crysis, L4D, COD:MW 2 and Mass Effect 2 with high fps rate) also i dont want cards requiring additional power connectors as it is a Optiplex 360(Has only about 42W PCIe 1.6 slot power) please help...


    Thanks guys for the replies :) but i think the 5570 wont work because my PC only has 235 Watts of power :( So any other suggestions???
  3. The 5570 should work with 235 watt power supply.
  4. the 9500 gt :)
  5. i think the 9500gt uses more power then a 5570. im using a 5570 on a 250w power supply, as are alot of other dell users. some people on newegg state they are using it on a 220w power supply.
  6. ok but he basically clearly stated he doesnt want an ati solution due do specific resolution requirements. so for what he wants i think the 9500gt would be his best bet.

    and the one i sent uses less power then the full height 9500gt
  7. he said at least 1440x900 so im sure he can use higher resolutions which are supported by ati.
  8. Hey Thnx guys... but doesn't the 5570 require PCIe 6-pin connectors? also will the 9500 fit in it :

    PCIe x16 Slot Dimensions: (HxL)
    Height INCHES/CENTIMETERS 2.731/6.89
    Length INCHES/CENTIMETERS 6.6/16.765

    I found these specs on the manual... Please see if these help.
  9. no the 5570 doesnt require PCIe 6-pin connectors. the 5570 is 5.5cm tall and just under 17 cm long.
  10. Dude, this guy's better off with Nvidia GT240 its an awesome card and will work for him. Also there is a rare 9600 galaxy version which is low profile but can't be found anywhere perhaps that's a better option then the 9500
  11. the low profile gt240 is the ddr3 version. its around the same performance as the 5570. the 9600gt low profile like you said can't be found anywhere.
  12. Thanks guys all the help is appreciated am going to go for ATI Radeon 5570
  13. Best answer selected by Nicks343.
  14. I have also an Optiplex360 in Mini Tower case with a 255W PSU and the question is can this Dell work fine with a GT240 card like "ASUS ENGT240" ?
    is the 255W PSU capable to handle any card with the GT240 GPU without the need of extrenal GPU power ???
    at the sticker in the PSU is written : "MAX combined consumption should NOT exceed 121W"

    So what you say, can I buy the card ????

    Thank you in advance. :)


    The specs of my Dell :

    http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/products/optix/Optiplex_brochure_360_en_new.pdf
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