So I'm getting this for christmas from the folks and I wanted to add a non integrated graphics card, but I have no idea what I'm doing... I've shopped forums and am looking at this or this to go in it. Good idea? Bad idea? any better suggestions. The PC itself is pretty well non negotiable so I need something to work in it.
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
400 Watt or greater power supply recommended (500 Watt for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
Certified power supplies are recommended. http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-supplies/Page...
For a system using a single Radeon HD 6670 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 400 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 20 Amps or greater.
as far as compatible Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches) would work