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RaulB19
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Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF video card advice (nvidia quatro 600 vs Radeon HD7470)

I need an advice for buying a dedicated video card, for my Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF. Curently I have the Intel HD (Intel i3 3240), but I want something more.

Ive found the AMD Radeon HD7470 at a good price, but also the Nvidia Quatro 600 (low profile).

My question: Will Nvidia Quatro 600 work on my system?

The Dell Optiplex SFF has an 240 W power supply. The PCIex16 Slot (BLUE) (Voltage supported 3.3V/12V) has the maximum wattage = 50 W, and the Nvidia Quatro 600 (low profile) has the maximum power consumption = 40 W.

And, if I want to upgrade my CPU to i7 3770 in the future, will the power be enough?

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RaulB19
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RE: Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF video card advice (nvidia quatro 600 vs Radeon HD7470)

I've started this thread almost a year ago, looking for some answers. No one answered. I have meanwhile upgraded some components, taking the chance ... 

- 250 Gb SSD (Samsung 850 EVO) 

- 32 Gb DDR3 1600 (4 x 8 Gb Crucial CT102464BA160B)

- PNY Nvidia Quadro K620 

The next things I have in mind: a new CPU (i5 or i7) & another SSD drive (850 PRO this time). 

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NOTOREI
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RE: Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF video card advice (nvidia quatro 600 vs Radeon HD7470)

I am in the process of adding the same SSD that you did to the 7010 SFF. 

Did you have to purchase any additional components to get the SSD mounted or did the existing drive caddy work?

Also, why do you want to upgrade to the PRO?

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RaulB19
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RE: Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF video card advice (nvidia quatro 600 vs Radeon HD7470)

First of all, if you already have a 3.5" drive, you cannot add a second 2.5" or 3.5" drive to the system (exept for a second 2.5" drive in a 12,7 mm caddy bay (replacing the optical drive)). 

If you plan to replace the 3.5" drive with an 2.5" SSD/HDD or why not, with 2 x SSD, or one SSD and one 2.5" laptop drive, you will need an SSD Mounting Bracket Adapter (2.5" or 2x2.5" to 3.5").

There are plenty to chose, but be carefull to their size, because they need to fit in the plastic 3.5" bracket holes (they need to have the exact holes of an 3.5" drive). 

I didnt find Dell's blue plastic original 2.5" adapter so i went for an Corsair Dual 2.5" to 3.5" (see the picture)

As for the PRO version, I just want some extra reliability to the system. 

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