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Dell Optiplex GX280 Desktop


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Cejayo2

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Hey Geeks!! ^.^

My PC specs are in my Profile,
Ive been looking around for Upgrades for my Machine, But im unsure if they are compatible.
If anyone has free time, could they go over this, just want reassurance before buying them :D

http://accessories.u...en&sku=A0743606

http://accessories.u...aynote_irrank=0

And if there is a better Graphics Card i should buy ;)

Thank you guys in Advance ;)
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Hi Cejayo2 ;)

My PC specs are in my Profile,

Your specs while they are informative are not very helpful if they are hidden away in your profile :D
I noticed from the Dell specs that there are 5 different sizes of the GX280 case, what form factor is yours?
This makes a difference to your upgrade options regarding the GFX card, as in the height of the card that will fit, low profile, half height, full height and length for example.
Can I ask why you have provided links to Dell for the Ram and the GFX card and chosen a PCI graphics card instead of the much better option of PCI-E X16?
You do not have to pay the prices Dell will charge we can find you some alternatives and then you decide, all you need to do is tell us which size GX280 case you have, provide a budget and tell us what you intend using the computer for, school, studies, office, web browsing or the more demanding gaming or heavy 3D designing.
To find out what your Ram upgrade options are use the Crucial system scanner tool here http://www.crucial.com/uk/?click=true you have no need to purchase anything simply write down the recommendations and shop around for the best deal.
Provide us with the requested info and we will help you with the GFX card, the full range of GX280 details can be found here http://support.dell..../ug/specs02.htm
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Thanks for the reply,
I want to use the PC for better Gaming!!
I have a 200$ Budget
Would i also need a new psu?
Picture are in attachments of my Box layout

Manufacturer
General Information :
Product : OptiPlex GX280
Version : Unspecified
Serial Number : B245D1S
Unique ID : 44454C4C-32001034-8035C2C0-4F443153
SKU : Unspecified
Family : Unspecified
Start mode : APM Timer

Motherboard:
General Information :
Manufacturer : Dell Inc. (Dell)
Product : 0G8310
Version : Unspecified
Serial Number : ..CN137404BR02K9.
Support MP : Yes, 1 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4

Chassis Information :
Manufacturer : Dell Inc.
Type : Desktop
Version : Unspecified
Serial Number : B245D1S
Asset : 25036174

OEM Support :
HPET : Yes
SLIC : No
nVidia SLI Ready : No

On-Board Device Information :
Device : Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (Video)
Device : Broadcom 5751 NetXtreme Gigabit Controller (Ethernet)
Device : AC'97 Audio Controller (Sound)
Embedded Controller : No

Slots Information :
Slot PCI : 32-bit [5.0v, 3.3v] - Empty
Slot PCI : 32-bit [5.0v, 3.3v] - Empty
Slot PCI-Express : x16 [3.3v] - Empty

External Connectors :
Parallel PS/2 : DB25 female
Serial 16550A Compatible : DB-9 male
Keyboard : PS/2
Mouse : PS/2
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
Network : RJ-45
Audio : Mini-jack (headphones)
Audio : Mini-jack (headphones)
Audio : Mini-jack (headphones)
Audio : Mini-jack (headphones)
Video : DB-15 female

Internal Connectors :
PARALLEL :
SERIAL1 :
KYBD :
MOUSE :
USB1 :
USB2 :
USB3 :
USB4 :
USB5 :
USB6 :
USB7 :
USB8 :
ENET :
MIC :
LINE-OUT :
LINE-IN :
HP-OUT :
MONITOR :

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Edited by Cejayo2, 12 January 2011 - 01:55 PM.

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In addition would i need to get another PSU...
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In addition would i need to get another PSU...

Yes, the generic PSUs that brand names such as Dell and HP etc use are known to be of inferior quality and output compared to known good names such as Antec, Corsair and OCZ for example, you would need to measure the present PSU as Dell sometimes use smaller PSUs so we must make sure any PSUs suggested will fit in the available space in your case.
This is the spec for the PSU in your case, desktop computer: 280 W this is feeble by todays standards, some basic GFX cards require a PSU with a minimum 300W output or they will not work correctly or if at all.
Best advice I can give is, first upgrade your Ram to at least 2-3GB this will increase your systems performance, get your budget back up to at least your present level and then upgrade the PSU and GFX card.
If you can give us your present PSU details including the dimensions we can find you some upgrade options.
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PSU:

Manufacturer Newton Model NPS-210AB C
Type OEM micro ATX
Dimensions 281L x 104W x 41H mm
Dimensions US 11.125" x 4.125" x 1.625"
Safety UL, CSA, CE, TUV
Efficiency 68% minimum
Reliability > 50K hours at 25°C ambient conditions.

Thank you :D

What do you think about this PSU
http://www.directron...opflex300w.html

Edited by Cejayo2, 13 January 2011 - 08:46 PM.

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Ive decided that i dont want another PSU..
Any GFX Card that works with 210-250watt will suffice..
Anyone able to help me out with some Models

Edited by Cejayo2, 16 January 2011 - 01:03 AM.

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By not swapping the PSU it has made it a bit more difficult but here is one for you to check out;
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121397 I just hope the card is available in OZ.
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Ok thanks, will be installing with in the week will update and let you know how it went!!!
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Ok I will look out for your post and good luck.
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Ive looked at my PSU inside the box, it says i have Max 210Watt.
Are you sure this GFX card is able to run in my box 1k...
Thought i would double check as your above post says 280Watt
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Ive got the Small Desktop 210Watt
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If 210 watt is too low, gimme the PSU upgrade as well and i guess im going to have to spend the extra cash$$
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Check the inside of your case and see if you can possibly fit a bigger sized PSU in there.
I found this thread recommending a couple of cards that will work with your present PSU but
I cannot confirm if they will or will not http://www.tomshardw...0-small-desktop
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if i remove the PCI Cage i can fit any size in there..
1k, you think ill be able to run a Geforce 6xxx or FX from 210watt

Edited by Cejayo2, 17 January 2011 - 02:35 PM.

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