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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.
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.
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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