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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by BobBarr, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. BobBarr New Member

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    Hi guys, Im looking for an upgrade for my moms comp.. its a dell 531 and currently has a evga 9400gt in it. ive been looking around on newegg but cant decide. Im limited to the size of the card for which i am concerned. If anyone has the 531 can you let me know what you got? Reason is ive worked on some dells where oversized cards cover the sata and cause heating issues. Now i measured the length of the 9400gt but im still paranoid :D . Also her comp is ready for a powerful card i.e 500watt psu, 4gb ram,amdx26000-3.0ghz etc etc.

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    Go for the 4770. If you can find it in stock. If not go for the 4670.
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    Go for 4770 or 4850 if you have that kind of cash...
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    Does the ps have a pci-e 6-pin (not cpu), since no one has bothered to ask?
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    Doesn't matter, if he get a 4770 it hardly needs it. The molex to PCIE would be fine. Which is why I say get a lower end card.
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    yea the psu has (1) 6 pin connector...and i was looking at the ati cards they look kinda long :/...especially the 4870.
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    oh i forgot to my mention my mom does in fact play hardcore games but she isnt a tech person......she frekin plays wow with her friends from work no lies....kinda embarrasing tbh...so i need to get her a high end and for the heating i just bought the vantec 92mm tornado to move the heat.. since its a dell i cant go to far and the bios is locked :(

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