Dell Optiplex 760, video card upgrade = Problems

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Tahva13

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Ok, so to start off here is the type of computer I have.
https://www.google.com/shopping/product/3270322867890471493?q=dell+optiplex+760+dt+graphics+card+upgrade&safe=off&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.&bvm=bv.91665533,d.b2w&tch=1&ech=1&psi=AuE6VaPGPMTysAX__oH4CA.1429922060776.5&prds=paur:ClkAsKraX8aZDIEMd1n43BXygIllXw0Kgkt4fmaAOzpPKGcQhZStkTabJgiJxZSYldOEKJqa5kiXCKALkF9utEAJuzrEVdnPyE3ettbHVD3cbmcp3s0FWalALRIZAFPVH72RsAXbuER8eu6HC31oihHxhq-ZUA
It is a Windows 7, Dell Optiplex 760.
It has 4 GB of Ram, and an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 2.33 Ghz
I am looking for a graphics card that I can install in this computer that will be powerful enough to allow me to play Skyrim on highest graphics settings.
Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a graphics card that would fit in my computers casing. Also I've found that some graphics cards need to to plug in with PCIE express cables.
I'm not exactly super techie so tell me if I stated something incorrectly.
But anyhow, my question is;
What is the best sff graphics card that I can get to fit this computer? And is this computer exactly sff?
I ask because it wouldn't fit a normal card, but I'm not sure if that means it's sff...
 
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you have a dell sff (small form factor) pc....this pc was not designed to play video games
if u were to buy a decent "half height" video card that fit the dell............ then u would have to buy a more powerfull power supply to power it
then there would be airflow issues and overheating
starting to get the picture??? it is just not worth it!!!
sell the dell and lokk into buying a GAMING pc that will play your video games (sorry for the bad news:()
 

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Your Dell OptiPlex 760 appears to be the "desktop" or "small form factor" model.

The "desktop" model has a 255 watt power supply.

The "small form factor" model has a 235 watt power supply.

Besides the fact its power supply won't be able to handle the demands of gaming, its cramped interior will cause a overheating issue.

You're wasting your time trying to make a gaming computer out of it.

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