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Recommend an upgrade from my Nvidia 720 1gb that will work with my dell 8700

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Need a recommendation for a video card upgrade. I want to pull the Nvidia 720 from my "new" dell and install in on an older dell. Can you guys recommend an upgrade that will work with my dell's limited 350 watt power supply. I'd like to keep it under $100.

Thanks,
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If it was manufactured mid-2013 or newer, it has a 460W Power supply, with 2 6-pin gpu aux connectors, like mine. I put a pny gtx 750 2gb dd5 in my xps 8700. It was $159 on sale though at Best Buy, but its minimum power requirement is 300 Watts. I also replaced the power supply with a thermaltake tr2-600W-$56, and upgraded the ram to 24GB-$179. I also added a 120GB SSD-$150 and used the 1tb hdd for storage. But ultimately I spent more upgrading than the pc cost initially, lol.
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Most likely under $100 is gonna put you in the AMD Radeon 250/X or GTX 750 (non-TI) version and some may be under 100 after rebates. Sometimes there maybe a 260X or 750 TI close to 100 after rebates but that'll be few and far between. The Radeon cards will usually require 1 6-pin connector while the GTX 750/TI will not require any additional connectors. Other than that you could check ebay/craigslist and see if anyone is selling older, low power requirement cards for way less, yet the newer cards offer decent performance for very little power. Hope this helps smile.gif
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PontiacGTX,

Thanks for the recommendation.
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One more thing, do I need to worry about any extra power connections with this card? Doesn't look like it but just want to make sure it's a simple plug and play. Now all I need to do is wait for next payday.

Thanks!
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If you go with 260x I would get a new PSU, but then I would also bump up the card to a 265 as it is worth it.

If you don't want a new Power Supply, you are better off getting a gtx750ti.

Though in terms of Gaming performance, a R9 265 will run circles around a gtx750ti.
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Well the 260x needs a 1x 6 pin power connector
http://m.hardocp.com/image.html?image=MTQwMzQ3MzU4MWdLTUc0Slc3dVZfMV8xNl9sLmpwZw==

If you wish a card with lower performance but cheaper than 100usd without need of.a power connector the 750GTX,now if you want a performance simiar to the 260X OC/stock hd 7850/r7 265 for. 20usd more than a 260x then the 750ti
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