Dell 760 Optiplex
E8400 intel dual core(core 2 duo)
processor speed 3.0
small form factor
4 gigs of ram
expansion slots: 1 low-profile PCIe x16 and 1 low-profile PCI
power supply 235 watts
my budget(hope to stay $100 or less)
I would like to purchase something similar(but better) for a Dell system that I just purchased(specs above).
Here are the things that I want
- HDMI output
- DVI output
- ability to play high bit rate files(such as blu ray) in picture perfect quality
- ability to do editing on video files recorded in high definition
The power supply for this Dell 760 is weak(235 watts). And it is a small form factor. So I think that I will need something with a low power draw and also something that can fit inside this thing.
I am not looking to push this thing to the limit. I do not play computer games. I have no need for gaming whatsoever. I would like to get something which is approximately 75% of the maximum that this system could handle.
I went to the local electronics store to look at the Radeon cards. I checked out the 5000 series and 6000 series cards. However, they do not list the required system specs. So I do not know which one would be best for me.
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The specs for any video card can be found at the manufacturer's site, and this would include the watts and amps requirements.
I did verify the SFF power supply is 235 watts (I thought that it would be 305 watts). This limits the video card possibilities. You may get away with a 512 MB card that does not require more than 18 A. Heat dissipation in the SFF may also be an issue. No guarantees.