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

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August 1, 2010 8:14:27 AM

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...

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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2010 9:28:11 AM

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.
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August 6, 2010 6:09:34 AM

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???
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2010 6:11:17 AM

The 5570 should work with 235 watt power supply.
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August 6, 2010 6:29:21 AM

the 9500 gt :) 
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2010 9:54:56 AM

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.
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August 6, 2010 2:55:39 PM

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
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2010 7:38:43 PM

he said at least 1440x900 so im sure he can use higher resolutions which are supported by ati.
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August 8, 2010 9:14:49 AM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 10:46:08 AM

no the 5570 doesnt require PCIe 6-pin connectors. the 5570 is 5.5cm tall and just under 17 cm long.
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August 8, 2010 3:05:56 PM

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
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 4:34:17 PM

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.
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August 9, 2010 7:29:27 AM

Thanks guys all the help is appreciated am going to go for ATI Radeon 5570
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August 9, 2010 7:30:21 AM

Best answer selected by Nicks343.
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October 10, 2010 4:08:32 AM

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/Optip...
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October 10, 2010 6:02:10 AM

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