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#1 OB1947D

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 06:30 PM

I am running a Dell Optiplex 780 Quad Core PC and want to upgrade to a decent graphics card. I am not a die hard gamer but enjoy playing a few of the fairly new games once in a while. Can you please recommend a decent "QUIET" video card that would fit my system? I foolishly bought a GT 220 [?] but it was so loud I had to take it out. Can not afford more than around $125.  Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 11:30 AM

I cannot see that attachment.

There also seems to be many different models with different cases so hard to recommend anything without knowing exact case and PSU.

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 07:28 PM

I cannot see that attachment.

There also seems to be many different models with different cases so hard to recommend anything without knowing exact case and PSU.

Hi, 
This is the description of my PC ........[ And I believe the PSU is only 330 ]
 
DELL Desktop Computer OptiPlex 780 Core 2 Quad 2.83 GHz 8 GB 2 TB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Form Factor MT Optical Drive Type DVDRW Usage Business Processor Intel Core 2.
I don't know how to add an image of the PC case here. I don't see where to add attachment [ image ]. Anyway. it is a full large case.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 10:03 AM

You can upload image to various sites like imgur.

Anyway AMD RX460 should work with that PSU and is much better than GT220.

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:15 AM

FWIW:  To add an image/attachment...click the More Reply Options button in the lower right corner of the reply post window...and follow the prompts.

 

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:23 AM

FWIW:  To add an image/attachment...click the More Reply Options button in the lower right corner of the reply post window...and follow the prompts.

 

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Thank you. "I'm not exactly the sharpest tack in the box".


You can upload image to various sites like imgur.

Anyway AMD RX460 should work with that PSU and is much better than GT220.

Thank you.



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 09:21 PM

Didn't many business Dell desktops of that era only come with 150-200 watt PSUs? I'd be leery of even a RX460, truthfully.

 

What is the rated wattage of the current PSU?


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 03:57 PM

Didn't many business Dell desktops of that era only come with 150-200 watt PSUs? I'd be leery of even a RX460, truthfully.

 

What is the rated wattage of the current PSU?

330 PSU.      Would you check out this link and let me know what do you think of a card like this...?

 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/EVGA-GeForce-GT-720-Graphic-Card-797-MHz-Core-2-GB-DDR3-SDRAM-PCI-Express-2.0-x16/39779063



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 09:53 PM

If you have verified you actually have a 330w PSU I would get something like a GTX 750 (or GTX 750ti), and in time you could move that over to a new system to get better overall performance. However if you are just looking for something to casually game with I would get something like this.

 

https://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-DisplayPort-Graphics-ZT-70605-10M/dp/B00M27TSJS/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1475463054&sr=1-2&keywords=gtx+750



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:36 AM

To be certain you could find your computer on dells website using the computers model number.
This would help in choosing the proper size requirements for the videocard as well.

If your not sure of how to do so; Dell: How to find the product model of your Dell computer



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 04:29 PM

MT...stands for mid/mini-tower in the system description.

 

Manual at http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/optiplex-780/manuals .

 

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