alarinn
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Upgrading Video Card in Optiplex 7010

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Hello,

My son got himself a 7010 via his work (free pc) and he wants me to upgrade anything that can be upgraded.  Considering he works with 3D imaging apps like CAD, the AMD 7570 needs to be drop kicked.  He wants to game on it when not working (the desktop is for him to work at home - he has another at work).  I figured a 79xx series would be a great upgrade but the current PSU is horribly inadequate for any future upgrade - EVER.  275 watts hardly suffices with any card above the 75xx series.  

Having bought Dells in the past, the PSU can be a pain to upgrade because of size constraints and proprietary limitations.  Does anyone know what options I have in upgrading the PSU to say a Corsair 650TX?  The specs of his machine are:

OptiPlex 7010 MT                                   OptiPlex 7010 Minitower w/ Standard Power Supply
Operating System(s)                             Windows 7 Professional, No Media, 64-bit, English
Processors                                             3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7-3770 (Quad Core, 3.40GHz, 8MB w/HD4000 Graphics)
Memory                                                    16GB, NON-ECC, 1600MHZ DDR3,2DIMM
Graphics Cards                                     1GB AMD RADEON HD 7570,FH,w/VGA
Boot Hard Drives                                   1TB 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s with 32MB DataBurst Cache™
Removable Media Storage Device     16X DVD+/-RW and 19-in-1 Card Reader
Thermal                                                   Heat Sink, Performance, Minitower
Wireless                                                  Dell Wireless 1530 PCIe WLAN card, FH
Power Supply                                         OptiPlex 7010 MT Standard PSU
Second Hard Drive Options                 1TB 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s with 32MB DataBurst Cache™

Thanks,

Patrick

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DELL-Rajath N
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Re: Upgrading Video Card in Optiplex 7010

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Hi Patrick,

The OptiPlex 7010MT has a normal minitower case that can support the Corsair 650TX power supply. You can replace the existing power supply with the Corsair to accommodate a high-end graphics card.

Please let me know if you need further information.  

Thanks and Regards,
Rajath N
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
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DELL-Rajath N
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Re: Upgrading Video Card in Optiplex 7010

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Hi Patrick,

The OptiPlex 7010MT has a normal minitower case that can support the Corsair 650TX power supply. You can replace the existing power supply with the Corsair to accommodate a high-end graphics card.

Please let me know if you need further information.  

Thanks and Regards,
Rajath N
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

alarinn
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Re: Upgrading Video Card in Optiplex 7010

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Thanks Rajath for your answer!  The only other factor is the max length of the video card I can upgrade.  Do you know what the max length is?  Would an AMD 7950 work with this case?

Thanks,

Patrick

alarinn
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Re: Upgrading Video Card in Optiplex 7010

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Oh you may need more info....the 7950 has a 10 inch length.

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Re: Upgrading Video Card in Optiplex 7010

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Oh you may need more info....the 7950 has a 10 inch length.

 alarinn
 
Best to open the case and use a plastic ruler to check the available space inside the chassis, for the PCIe x16 7950 video card.
 
Bev.
 

 


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Yarrow
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Re: Upgrading Video Card in Optiplex 7010

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Hi Rajath,

I am I right in the assumption that this is true for the Optiplex 9010, too?

I just bought a be quiet! Pure Power BQT L7-630W ATX PSU and would like to install it in the Optiplex in order to install a better graphics card.

Will this work or will it kill my mainboard?

Thank you very much!!!!

Best Regards,

Markus

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KhaledRizk
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Re: Upgrading Video Card in Optiplex 7010

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I have the same issue here.

I will get Optiplex 7010 today .. So doest anybody know if the ATI 7950 will fit in it ?

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ITguy11
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Re: Upgrading Video Card in Optiplex 7010

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I installed one of these recently : note that you must upgrade the psu as both the standard and the higher efficiency (that my client paid extra for on their 7010 ) do not have the 6 pin pci-e output for the card I intended.

As well, the case has a custom snap in mount for the psu,

so a psu with length less than 5.9 inches is warranted.

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rdunnill
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Re: Upgrading Video Card in Optiplex 7010

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I can verify that this Seasonic works with the custom snap-ins.

That power supply meets the minimum requirements for the Sapphire 7970.

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KhaledRizk
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Re: Upgrading Video Card in Optiplex 7010

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So this 650TX (www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1) won't work with the case ?

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