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Old 04-28-2016, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a guy needing a gpu (just for an hdmi out), a WiFi card, and possibly a psu. The only number on the computer he has is off the auction he won it off of which leads me here..

Refurbished Dell Desktop Computer PC Dual Core 3 4GHz 4GB 250GB Windows 7 64 Bit | eBay

Will that case take full size components? Can you link me some things on best buy he can go pick up today? Thanks for the help.

Edit: it's an optiplex 745. Also realized I posted this in New systems instead of upgrades. Sorry.
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Need to figure out exactly which model it is because the 745 has 4 different versions. Also that machine is going to be slow as cold ****.
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Need to figure out exactly which model it is because the 745 has 4 different versions. Also that machine is going to be slow as cold ****.
Yeah I'm trying to explain to him it's probably too small to properly upgrade. The only psu I can find that size seems to be made by Dell and they're all 250w. He essentially wants to stick a video card with a minimum 300w requirement and roll the dice. I assume I can just throw any cheap low profile card in there and send him on his way right? I mean I did warn him beforehand.
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They make 710s and 730s that will work just fine in the SFF case which is what I'm assuming was purchased. The problem is the best chip is a Pentium D and the video card is the least of his worries. We're talking older than a decade processor here and not even really suitable for an internet box.
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