So I have a Studio XPS 7100, and I was wondering what I should upgrade my graphics card to, my spending budget is about $250, (doesn't mean I wont go to $260) and I can play games now pretty well at Medium/High, but I would like to play games at as good as I can get them. I play games like Modern Warfare 3 and Skyrim, and the Witcher 2. So I guess you probably want my specs, so here ya go:
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
It looks like I can fit it, I just need to remove either my sound card or my wireless card, and i'm stumped over which one to remove.
This is why I have 2 slot cards even tho I would love a 3-slot cooler. Personally, I will go with integrated graphics before giving up my sound card. lol
Take a look and see if you're able to shuffle the cards around to make them all fit. In the case of the video card, if there is a x16 slot in the appropriate place, you can have one slot "hang off" the end of the motherboard, if your case is able to fit it. What mobo and case do you have?
Also, are you able to run a physical line over to your router? You can pick up a 50 foot cat6 ethernet cable for like 16 bucks. That's what I did. Way better performance and one less pci-e card to worry about. Might be something to consider.
Slot 1 - Sound card, and I believe it's a x8, and the connector is colored black
Slot 2 - Graphics card, X16 and it's black
Slot 3 - Wireless card, X4 I believe, and it's black
Slot 4 - X16, but it's white, and i'm not sure what this means o.o
After Slot 4 is the edge of my case. The motherboard is kind of tightly fit in there. my mobo and case are in my first post too.
And I would just use a huge cable to connect to the router, but the router is on the other side of the house and down a floor
Looks like you might have to get rid of the network card or buy a 2 slot video card. You can easily get a usb wireless network adapter like this. If you have a free USB port you don't need, problem solved.