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Dell Optiplex 780 SFF Graphics Card & Power Supply Help


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#1 Buck Rogers1609

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 02:20 PM

Hi guys, I want to upgrade the graphics card on my Dell Optiplex 780 SFF with something decent for gaming, such as NBA 2k15 and have it run smoothly on medium settings, but the only cards I am able to find require atleast a 300w power supply or larger. I've been looking around for a power supply to upgrade to, but can't seem to find anything bigger than my current power supply which is 235w. Do I still have any options left, or is it time for a new pc?

SPECS
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Dell OptiPlex 780 SFF
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Chipset: Intel Eaglelake Q45
Physical Memory: 8062 MB DDR3 SDRAM
GPU: nVIDIA GeForce 210
235w Power Supply
Connectors:
P1 - 24-Pin Mini ATX Power
P2 - 4-Pin ATX Power
P3 - Sata Power
P6 - P6 Connector

 


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 04:16 PM

a gtx 750 may work out. it looks like this one fits the slim profile and is easy on the power supply. it takes up  dual thickness space though..

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500332&cm_re=zotac_GTX_750-_-14-500-332-_-Product

 

or if you want the AMD route, the sapphire OEM offers solutions with the 7750 line-up, but those may not work out so good with the 235 watt PS...

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202002

 

i saw this power supply while browsing, slight upgrade i believe..

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151090

 

i would certainly vote that your PC has plenty of life left in it, it has the C2D e8400 and the 8gb ram, so with a couple upgrades, it should serve you well for a considerably long time..


Edited by synergy513, 09 November 2014 - 04:48 PM.

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 10:40 PM

a gtx 750 may work out. it looks like this one fits the slim profile and is easy on the power supply. it takes up  dual thickness space though..

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500332&cm_re=zotac_GTX_750-_-14-500-332-_-Product

 

or if you want the AMD route, the sapphire OEM offers solutions with the 7750 line-up, but those may not work out so good with the 235 watt PS...

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202002

 

i saw this power supply while browsing, slight upgrade i believe..

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151090

 

i would certainly vote that your PC has plenty of life left in it, it has the C2D e8400 and the 8gb ram, so with a couple upgrades, it should serve you well for a considerably long time..

I appreciate the help, thank you.



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Posted 09 November 2014 - 10:45 PM

sure thing. keep us posted if any installlation issues arise.


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 05:42 PM

sure thing. keep us posted if any installlation issues arise.

I just finished installing the GTX 750 that you suggested and than I refreshed  windows experience iindex. Graphics rating changed  from 4.0 to 7.7 Thanks again. :cool:



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 04:55 AM

excellent.


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 10:00 PM

I am running into the same issue as Buck Rogers1609. To confirm before I purchase the 300W PSU you recommended, that SeaSonic unit will fit into a Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop?

 

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:48 PM

the form factor is monikered as SFX or maybe TFX,

 

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