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Dell Optiplex 760 and HD 4850

BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
Ok so I upgraded with a $25 dollar optiplex 760 (my other PC was an Athlon XP 2100, so, yea it was an upgrade), Core 2 duo, 4 gigs etc etc.

I have this PSU from my ancient PC: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148006

I believe this can easily handle a HD 4850. However, I don't know the exact brand of the 4850, are all the boards the same length?

I need to make sure it can fit phsyically into the case (mini-tower). I guess I will also need a molex-6 pin PCIe converter for the 4850 as well.

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  • BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited August 2011
    I typed in a damn title. How do I freaking edit on these new boards anyway

    EDIT: Nevermind :)

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  • AlectharAlecthar Alan Shore We're not territorial about that sort of thing, are we?Registered User regular
    Do you have a source for the 4850? Because the card is 2 generations old at this point, you'd be hard-pressed to find one in online retail channels, and I doubt they're reasonably priced in a brick and mortar store. Some PCBs were probably shorter than others, but I'd have to know what your options are to tell you which one is shortest. What kind of clearance do you have in your case? Measure it, if possible, mini-towers can have varying clearances based on layout and design.

    Depending on your budget, a more modern option might be preferable for you. What kind of price did you have in mind?

  • BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
    I have a source yea, from the forums :) It's just a temporary setup for maybe a year until I get a totally new system. I found the dimensions and confirmed it will fit :) Sorry I had to travel and just got back into town.

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  • AlectharAlecthar Alan Shore We're not territorial about that sort of thing, are we?Registered User regular
    In that case: Yes you will likely need an adapter cable to provide power to the card. Your PSU will likely handle it okay, but it's fairly ancient and you might start thinking about buying a new one, just to bring yourself current (and save a bit on electricity).

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