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Best low profile graphics card for a Dell Optiplex 740?

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April 21, 2013 4:58:44 AM

Hi,
I have recently bought this PC on eBay (Dell Optiplex 740). The specs are; AMD Athlon64x2 @2.1Ghz, 1Gb DDR2 RAM, 80 GB SATA HDD, DVD/CD-RW drive, and a 280w PSU. It will only take low profile PCI-e cards. From the little research I have done, my best choices seem to be a GeForce GT 520, or Radeon 5450/6450/7450. I would like to do some gaming (WoW, TES: Oblivion, TES: Skyrim, FFXIV) at low/med setting @ 720p. Is there a better performance card with a low power, low profile requirement (that won't require a PSU upgrade) than those I have mentioned?

Thanks.
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April 21, 2013 10:09:34 AM

xinghua31 said:
Hi,
I have recently bought this PC on eBay (Dell Optiplex 740). The specs are; AMD Athlon64x2 @2.1Ghz, 1Gb DDR2 RAM, 80 GB SATA HDD, DVD/CD-RW drive, and a 280w PSU. It will only take low profile PCI-e cards. From the little research I have done, my best choices seem to be a GeForce GT 520, or Radeon 5450/6450/7450. I would like to do some gaming (WoW, TES: Oblivion, TES: Skyrim, FFXIV) at low/med setting @ 720p. Is there a better performance card with a low power, low profile requirement (that won't require a PSU upgrade) than those I have mentioned?

Thanks.


According to you you have Desktop or Small Form Factor, am I correct? Look at the pictures below.



You lucky if you have DT model, in this case you can install Sapphire 7750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... don't be fooled by 400 watt PSU requirement, this is BS, here is the proof http://accessories.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us... - similar card approved by Dell to work in DT model.
If you have SFF model you are out of luck, most likely.
April 21, 2013 10:45:50 AM

Hi,
It is the desktop actually :) 
I'm in the UK though so Newegg is of no use to me.
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April 21, 2013 11:06:15 AM

xinghua31 said:
Hi,
It is the desktop actually :) 
I'm in the UK though so Newegg is of no use to me.


Not a big deal, you still have Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11202-10-20G-Profile-G... and you have free delivery in UK!
I seen other 7750 low profile cads there, but their brand names means noting for me, so can not recommend.

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