Upgrading Graphis Card in Inspiron 530s

rwheeler2121

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I really don't need a beat of a card, but I've had trouble finding a card that fits this case. I really just want to play company of heroes and upgrade from my integrated graphics. I know I need something low profile, but in my attempt I've already purchased one card that didn't fit. All the other threads regarding this issue are dated so I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. From what I remember the psu limits the choices for me too. Thanks a lot.
 

rwheeler2121

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So it sounds like I will need to do some modding to get a decent card to fit with my case? That wasn't something I intended to do, but will if it's completely necessary.
 

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Post an exact link to your system such as cpu/mobo etc and the psu as well so i can now your watt usage and rating of amps

This card was just released and is much much better than a 9600gt or 4650...but it requires two pci-e power connectors...now you can use a adapter because most likely your psu doesn't have two pci-e connections...

So let me know as this would be a great card for you if you can power it...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%20106792627%201067947628&name=Radeon%20HD%204770
 

rwheeler2121

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Anything around $100 should be fine for me. I actually play on a 32" LCD and the resolution I currently use is 1360x768. Thanks so much for the help!
 

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This card has a special design that uses low power so it works great on your psu...do not try to buy any of the other 9600gts as they only may work

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2%2050012287%2040000048%20106792522%201067937365%201419530408&name=Low%20Profile&SpeTabStoreType=1

Now you will NEED one of these to allow you to connect and power it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812887001

That should do fine at your resolution...take a look at the benchmarks of the card and measure the resolutions

1280x1024 is your resolution in a different ration so use that as your benchmark...
 

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