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Hello

I need some advices, I would like to upgrade an Dell™ Dimension™ E521 videocard. Here are the specs of the computer

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/SM_EN/specs.htm


I would like to put the following videocard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127566


Is this going to work? If not any suggestions for a videocard that fit well with this computer? I wanna run the new game SWTOR atleast =)

Thank you
Edited by blesser - 12/15/11 at 7:09pm
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Getting it to fit is half the battle, the other part is powering it. If your using the stock 305Watt PSU, its not going to work. According to this that card will be pulling 190 Watts at idle, and around 350 under load.

I would either upgrade the PSU along with the GPU, or get a different card that can still use the stock PSU.
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OP, what's your budget for a new PSU+card?
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