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Dell Optiplex 745 Mini Tower Graphics Crad

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July 2, 2012 5:23:01 PM

I am looking to play the new Diablo III and need to update my graphics card to meet their game requirements, I have a 600w power supply and was wondering if a •XFX AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Graphics Card will work in my system?
If not best suggestion.
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a c 218 U Graphics card
July 2, 2012 6:20:39 PM

Sure, that will work just fine. What is your budget? You may have some stronger options.
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July 2, 2012 6:28:27 PM

I have a $176 gift card at Best Buy, what would you suggest?
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a c 218 U Graphics card
July 2, 2012 6:34:29 PM

BTW, you actually have the MT right? If so, a standard size (full height) GPU will work.

Not the small form factor case? If so, the 6670 (with low profile bracket) may be your best choice.
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a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2012 8:25:46 PM

dell optiplex 745 full size have power supplies in the 250 watt range, not sure on the small form factor but i would have a look in the case. if you open the case its on the side of the power supply.
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July 2, 2012 8:37:13 PM

fpoon said:
GTX 550 Ti is crap compared to 7770. If 560 Ti or regular 560 aren't in stock, I suggest you get a 6850 or GTX 460.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Galaxy+-+GeForce+GTX+560+Ti...



Will just have to stop by and see what they have. having to wait two weeks for a card would suck. Do you think will have any heating problems with a dual fan card?
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July 2, 2012 8:44:51 PM

No heating problems, it will be more efficient than 1 fan.
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July 2, 2012 9:11:19 PM

fpoon said:
No heating problems, it will be more efficient than 1 fan.



Thanks, will let you know what I find.
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July 3, 2012 3:33:24 AM

Got a XFX Radeon R7770, it was the best one they had for my $ amount. Had lots of the GTX 550Ti's non of the other ones that were listed above. Let me know what you think of this card?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/XFX+-+Ultra+Overclock+Editi...;jsessionid=87CB2EB70BBB95E28EC04C76E4623014.bbolsp-app03-68?id=1218677497053&skuId=5619352&st=7770&cp=1&lp=1
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a c 218 U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 1:15:21 PM

Good GPU. You will like it a lot. Have fun!
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July 3, 2012 2:22:00 PM

COLGeek said:
Good GPU. You will like it a lot. Have fun!


New question / same subject:
Do you know if I have to disable the mother board video function inorder to install this card? If so what do I need to do?
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a c 218 U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 4:14:40 PM

When you install the new GPU, your mobo will disable the on-board video automatically. In the rare event it doesn't, just set the video settings in the BIOS upon booting the sytem.
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July 3, 2012 4:57:26 PM

COLGeek said:
When you install the new GPU, your mobo will disable the on-board video automatically. In the rare event it doesn't, just set the video settings in the BIOS upon booting the sytem.


Thanks again for all the help. This is a great forum and I will be coming back whenever I need help or have any questions.
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a c 218 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 1:58:22 AM

Agreed. Tom's Forums are the best source for tech help on the 'Net. Have fun!
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