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25-Jan-2009, 12:01 PM #1
Solved: Optiplex 280 SDT will PCIe graphics card fit
I was wondering if (because of its small case size) I would be able fit a full size PCI-Express graphics card in there. If anyone has done this before, or if you would think I need a new case before such operations, I would appreciate it if anyone has any input.

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25-Jan-2009, 12:06 PM #2
New case. Though, front panel connectors might not work with the new case as Dells often have proprietary wires for them...
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25-Jan-2009, 12:10 PM #3
Well it has a pci-x 16 slot but I would doubt you can put a full blown card in there either and remember that has a tiny inadequate psu also, that is not replaceable with anything better either. I would bet you can use something like a 6600 or 7600 Nvidia card that doesn't use big power from a system.
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25-Jan-2009, 07:52 PM #4
Exactly how inadequate are we talking? What would the wattage be on this PSU?
I don't know this information yet as I have ordered the system from an online warehouse and the PSU specs were not listed.
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25-Jan-2009, 09:26 PM #5
I have had a few of them in the shop and they took only a 160 special psu, for which I could find no other replacement. Now these were the same model but older series.
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25-Jan-2009, 10:59 PM #6
Well, I was looking online for compatible PSUs and I did come across one that was 280 watts - seen here: http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/280-...pply-f5114.php

Am I correct that this psu is for my model?

Also, granted this psu works with the gx280 sdt, what sort of graphics card would this support?
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26-Jan-2009, 08:27 AM #7
A very crappy sort of graphics card. Radeon HD 3450 at max. Or Geforce 8400 GS. Nothing to game with, only good for HD movie watching.
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Well, I don't often do gaming.. but I do on occasion and this computer that I am currently using has a GeForce 7600 GS. It seems to work fine for any sort of gaming that I need. Is the one you stated better than the 7600 GS?
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26-Jan-2009, 05:26 PM #9
No actually the 3450 is fine but 7600 is a decent card. 8400 is a dog.
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So you'd recommend the 3450 then? Keep in mind I don't do gaming this is mainly for video, except I do occasionally play a bit of Warcraft 3 lmao.
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26-Jan-2009, 07:01 PM #11
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So you'd recommend the 3450 then? Keep in mind I don't do gaming this is mainly for video, except I do occasionally play a bit of Warcraft 3 lmao.
Yes I would.
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26-Jan-2009, 09:50 PM #12
Thanks alot for the help.
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