vidcard for Dell 520n

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by dubstar, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. dubstar

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    my brother-in-law is getting this computer and I was wondering about a video-card. I wouldn't want him to have to change the PSU, but I do want him to have something kick-butt for Vista. (he hasnt had an upgrade for 5 years or so,.. he's still running a 3.0ghz hyper-threaded pc with 1gig and a 9800pro.)

    This new one has PCIe 16x, and one PCIe 8x


    I dont know the size restrictions on the case, is there any way to figure this out? A hightech web site that allows you to put in your case size and PSU restrictions and find a videocard that way? Or what kinds of things should I consider?
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    You should be able to go upto a 7600 level nvidia or a 1600 leve ati card w/o issues.

    Above that, you might have to change out your psu to add the cards in.

    They should also fit comfortably.
     
  3. dubstar

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    thanks Sazar. you have provided me with years of information. :)