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Dell Optiplex GX280 Video Card Upgrade


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ja9mm

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Hi there,

Hope someone can help me out, I got a Dell Optiplex GX280 mini tower form factor, with 3.0 GHz P 4 and 1 GB of RAM, I like to upgrade the video card on the system, so that I can hook it up to my TV component input, not sure which card will work with the system, I saw some comment on the web regarding certain ATI card won't work on some Dell Motherboard. I'm not looking for a real high end card, somewhere between $100 to $200, also I checked out the system it only comes with a 250 watt power supply, might have to buy a higher capacity power supply as well? By the way, the system has a PCIe 16X expansion slot, any suggestion and help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! :whistling:
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Moved to the System Building and Upgrading Forum since this thread is about System Building and Upgrading and not Site Comments and Suggestions.

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If i was at the correct manual for your computer it says you have a PCI-E 16 x slot. Right now i think Nvidia has the upperhand on PCI_E video cards. So my choices would be one of these depending on hopw much money i wanted to spend. Note that one has 24 pipelines while the other has 8.

XFX xtreme 6800 with 256 MB, $100 after rebate

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150130

or the Asus 7900GT with 256 MB, $229

http://www.newegg.co...82E16814121003R

You will need a bigger PS but make sure the wiring is exactly the same as your dell PS. Otherwise the new PS will fry your system. This is just a precaution since Dell has stopped using proprietary PS's but you never know and its not hard to check.

http://www.endpcnois...u=dellconverter

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