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Quick PCIe question

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April 6, 2011 8:12:13 PM

So this is my desktop: http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-570/pd
And it says that it has these slots; PCIe x16(1), PCIe x 1(1), PCI(2)

Even though they are PCIe 2.0 or 2.1, can I use any of these cards in the PCIe x16 slot?

HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100314-2SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

More about : quick pcie question

April 6, 2011 8:49:12 PM

I have the Athlon II X4 processor so bottlenecking won't really be a problem

So if all these cards require two slots, will they not be compatible with my motherboard?
April 6, 2011 9:06:38 PM

Oh those. I have an integrated HD 4200 on there right now, so all the 4 "slots" are open. There's no dedicated graphics card installed in the computer at all.

The motherboard looks kind of like this;
http://blog.itechtalk.com/wp-content/2010/03/del31.png
http://www.redplanettrading.com/ebay/motherboards/ry206...

The 4 slots for the DVI/HDMI ports are all open

So if I upgrade the PSU to something around 600w, I'll be able to install this card, no problem right?
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April 6, 2011 11:49:05 PM

..lol nice analogy. but yeah, i get you. i was skeptical of that PSU as well which is why I asked. So would I be able to buy both a 6850 and the xigmatek under $200?
April 7, 2011 12:54:45 AM

yup, looks good! also, what company do you recommend for the graphics card? HIS? Sapphire? ASUS? Which one?
April 7, 2011 1:51:47 AM

lol good advice but shouldn't i be looking out for warranties and such?

or are they all good enough that it doesnt matter?
April 7, 2011 1:53:56 AM

oh and what about Powercolor?
April 7, 2011 3:37:19 AM

I guess I'll be upgrading in about 2 years again..but I might want to sell it then so I don't really know lol
April 7, 2011 4:15:15 AM

Oh one last question!
Will I be able to use a PCIe x16 2.1 graphics card on this motherboard?
April 7, 2011 4:42:17 AM

but this motherboard only has a regular pcie x16 slot
April 7, 2011 10:33:38 PM

Oh ok then, got it.
Thanks again! I have a question about multiple monitors but I'll be making a new topic for that