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Graphics card for optiplex 760 SFF low power

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June 20, 2011 6:38:16 PM

Hello, I have an optiplex 760 sff and would like to add a graphics card to get enough performance to do some light gaming and use the machine for a HTPC. I have found that with the existing power supply (235w) there don't seem to be any options that I can find. I am looking for a low profile, hdmi, hdcp compliant video card.
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June 20, 2011 7:46:16 PM

patrickmathews said:
Hello, I have an optiplex 760 sff and would like to add a graphics card to get enough performance to do some light gaming and use the machine for a HTPC. I have found that with the existing power supply (235w) there don't seem to be any options that I can find. I am looking for a low profile, hdmi, hdcp compliant video card.


You might be able to squeeze an HD 5570 in, or a 5550, those will get you some light gaming, but if you can get a new powersupply that would help a lot.
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June 27, 2011 12:34:54 AM

Is there a bigger power supply that will fit in the dell SFF case?
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June 27, 2011 2:27:29 PM

A 5570 and a 5550 both have the same 39 watt max power load, but depending on your CPU and RAM 5570 could be a waste of money. That power supply is a bit iffy for those cards, but you have a 50-50 chance they will run fine. If you want a card that will work for sure, 5450 will do it, it's power draw is about half of the 5550. Will be very light gaming though with that thing.
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November 21, 2013 5:23:53 PM

hang-the-9 said:
A 5570 and a 5550 both have the same 39 watt max power load, but depending on your CPU and RAM 5570 could be a waste of money. That power supply is a bit iffy for those cards, but you have a 50-50 chance they will run fine. If you want a card that will work for sure, 5450 will do it, it's power draw is about half of the 5550. Will be very light gaming though with that thing.


Hi Hang-the-9. I have a Dell Optiplex 760 as well with different specs though.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz CPU
4GB RAM DDR2-800
DVDROM
Onboard Video and Sound cards
Vista Business
250w Power Supply? I could check this to verify.
2TB Sata Hard drive

Would this card work with mine?

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The dimensions of the card are: 7.17" x 3.19" x 1.1" which should fit I would say? but it does specify that a minimum of a 400w power supply is recommended, so I should stay away from that one then?

Also, do you know of a better power supply I could consider that would fit? Right now though, I am just looking to have a low profile DVI video card that can maybe handle older games on minimum settings. Thanks for your help and suggestions.

Have a nice day.
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