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Prebuilt Optiplex 745 SFF upgrade and compatiblity

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May 17, 2012 9:29:56 PM

Just wondering what you guys think about this setup? Would last for a while? I know all these parts are available to fit the sff. See any potenial problems?

Intel Core 2 3.0 Ghz (per core, factory installed CPU)
8Gb Ram(4x2gb 667 mhz memory speed, non-ecc, non-buffered, 512mb x 4 factory)
256gb ssd from Crucial, they claim will fit no problems
AMD 6570 2gb 128-bit gpu
450 Watt psu
OMM 599 motherboard(factory Optiplex 745 i think)
windows 7 64 bit

Based on all the information i have gathered from crucial, AMD, and Intel, and Dell, this should be a compatible setup. But ive been reading here on this site and trust the advice here...What do you guys think?
May 17, 2012 10:22:58 PM

Where you getting a 450 watt SFF psu for a Dell ?
May 17, 2012 11:04:52 PM

went to a Tiger Direct store near my house with my physical factor psu, and they gave me a few options as to direct fits, 350, 400, or 450, ill get model #'s tomorrow
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May 18, 2012 12:06:33 AM

Tigerdirect huh, that ought to be interesting, never heard of anyone having a replacement for 180 watt Dell proprietary SFF psu ( they [TD] don't list any on thier site either )
4x 2Gb of DDR2 can be rather expensive ( guess that's not a factor if you're interested in a 256Gb SSD ) and isn't forward compatible
You only have 1 HD bay, if you get an SSD, you'll need a drive bay adapter and have to install it in the floppy bay or lose your HD
No offence, but the whole idea seems rather silly, you're looking at around $400 or so for hardware to upgrade an outdated Dell
May 18, 2012 1:33:12 AM

this dell is not the ultra small factory form, its middle of the road. The PSU i have now is 280 watt factory (i thought 450 watt wouldnt be enough)..., i am also using the SSD stand alone(no multiple storage drives), better?
May 18, 2012 2:41:53 AM

USFF , SFF , Desktop , Mid tower
http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/...
Thread title says SFF
The Desktop also uses an odd shaped Dell psu that TD won't have a 350 or 450 watt repacement for
http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Desktop-Optiplex-Dim...

Any way you look at it you're going to spend a bunch of cash upgrading old tech

$590 to build an AMD 3.0Ghz quad with on board Radeon 6550, 8g DDR3 ram , a large storage drive and an SSD [ not quite as large ] with W7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Head over to the New Build section , they could probably come up with something better for less
May 18, 2012 2:47:18 AM

sounds good

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