Minimum recommended replacement for Stock 305W dell is Corsair CS750M.
The EVGA 960 GPU will NOT physically fit into the case.
12 INCH CARDS and even 10 inch CARDS WILL NOT FIT and NVIDIA 900 SERIES may not work at all with windows 8.x secure boot and may need a bios update.
750W seems overkill. 450W to 550W seems closer to what is needed, even for a GTX-960, if a 960 will work.
As speedstep mentioned, a GTX-960 may not fit, but this one should fit, however it may still not work due to issues with the BIOS.
A GTX 750ti may be your best option. This one says it will work with 300 watt or greater PSU and draws all the power from the PCI-X connector.
Thanks for the reply!!
I was going to measure before I bought this thing but it looks like I don't have to now.
I spoke with a dell sales associate and they said the pny GeForce 960 seen hereaccessories.dell.com/.../productdetail.aspx;l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A8185723 at the dell store would work fine with my Inspiron 660.
I brought up drivers, bios, and everything and they say it will work (if I change out the power supply) but I really don't want to take the chance now.
I'm needing this card for a program I'm going to buy next month for Adobe After Effects called Element 3d
I'm wanting to spend $250-$350 on the card.
If you or anyone have time which of these cards would work the best?
GeForce GTX 960
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
GeForce GTX 780
GeForce GTX 770
GeForce GTX 760 Ti
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 690
GeForce GTX 680
GeForce GTX 670
GeForce GTX 660
I'm glad you mentioned the psu thing too. I'll probably get one of the Corsair 750watt models. I figure, whether its needed now or not it will go great this 660 and in my next pc.
Thanks for the reply!!!
You are probably right on the psu but I'm going to get a huge one anyway so it will be a great addition for my
next pc. Every forum that I have posted in people mention the bios issue for Windows.
I forgot to mention I'm using Windows 8.1.
the software I'm buying this gpu for requires at least a 1gb card and it needs to be one of these to be more
I want to spend $250-$350 on the card
The stock 305W power supply guarantees 20 to 25W on the +5VSB rails and 150 to 170W on the 3.3v/5V Rails. Many GTX 750 TI now say (300W PSU that can supply 18 AMPS MIN on the 12v rail aka 216W on the 12v rail.
Many EPS 12v power supplies only guarantee 10 to 15W on the +5VSB and 125 to 130W on the 3.3v Rails.
This means you buy the supply and it may not even turn on. If it does it wont work with the 960 card installed.
Buying a power supply is not a single 12v rail and thats the only thing it uses.
There are many users who should have gotten a corsair RM1000 but instead chose an ATX not EPS 12v power supply at 500 to 750W and they have the Solid Amber Light of Death. EPS12v 2.92 for 750W and up guarantees 150W on the 3.3v rail, 20W on the +5vsb rail and 375W on the 12v Rails minimum.
Stop making recommendations on price vs actual performance.
If you want a good price look for a Dell W299G, J556T, U595G power supply with wiring harness. NOTE the 5v @ 4A on the +5VSB and the 225W on the 3.3v /5v rails as well as the 825W on the 12v rails. Thats the spec of a Dell 875 because they do not over rate what the PSU can do.
Thanks for the reply!!!
I don't buy used parts or electronics so I'll probably get the Corsair rm1000.
Would any of these be okay. Element 3d,the software I'm buying the gpu for, recommends these..If you have time,
Radeon HD 6850
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 6930
Radeon HD 6950
Radeon HD 6770
Radeon HD 6990
Radeon HD 7970
Radeon HD 7950
Radeon HD 7870
Radeon HD 7850
Radeon HD 7770
I really appreciate you helping me. I have not a clue about any of this stuff. Dell wont help, best buy wont help, and everybody else just makes a quick guess
Radeon HD 6850 Too Long
Radeon HD 6870 Too Long
Radeon HD 6930 Too Long
Radeon HD 6950 Too Long
Radeon HD 6770 Too Long
Radeon HD 6990 Too Long
Radeon HD 7970 Too Long
Radeon HD 7950 Too Long
Radeon HD 7870 Too Long
Radeon HD 7850 Too Long
Radeon HD 7770 Too Long
Radeon HD 7750 Low profile versions work but hard to find now
this card has been remarketed as Radeon R7 250E
Radeon HD 7770 Too Long but there are remakes of this card as the R7 260X
that are 8 inches long.
The RM1000 is used as an example. Corsair CS750M is recommended replacement for stock 305W power supply. There are many posts from people who made decision based on price not actual performance of the PSU. if you add up all the maximums on the 305W unit it comes out to be 620W. If you add up all the maximums on the 875W unit it comes out well over 1000W. Dell power supplies are not single rail 12v units with other connections and voltages and current ratings to be ignored.