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Old 10-02-2012, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone. I have a 530s inspiron. I would like to know how do i know what video card would fit in my motherboard. The 530s is a slim, but i have a new case, so the size (in terms of height) of the video card isnt a problem. Also i have 450 watts of power supply. Thanks.
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You have 1 PCI-E 16x slot, so you can fit a PCI-E graphics card in there.
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so if it says pci-e that means it fits? thanks.
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16x, yes.
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Thanks. I just feel like their are soo many video cards out there. Like is their a way to look at it's specs and determine if the video card is good. Because everytime i see one, i have to search reviews, or customer feedback on the product. thanks.
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What is your budget? You can't get any of the high end cards due to your PSU. The best you could get is probably a 650 or 660.
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Yea, i figured the PSU would be an issue. I have a dell, and went to their website to see what they have to offer for my specific computer. I was thinking maybe this. Is this considered high end, like would i be able to play games that are out today?

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Like would i be able to buy a new PSU and put it in my computer, because i just looked at the tech specs and it says recommended power supply is 350watts, but mine is 250watts. thanks.
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No that's a piece of junk. The best card you can get that is low profile is this.

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Thank you soo much, i really had this feeling that that video card wasnt good. The video card that you showed me says minimum power supply is 400watts. Mine is 250watts. so i should get a new supply that can withstand the 400wats right? thanks.
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