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Jungalo
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Video Card for Inspiron 530

Hello i recently purchased a Inspiron 530 and I'm a little unsure of what the best video card i can get for it is. I want to be able to play games like Crysis, Bioshock, COD 4 and others like those. I'm aware that the PSU is a little crippling, I was hoping it would have been better. Any help would be nice cause im not really sure how to go about buying a video card for this thing. Also I;m looking for a video card with 2 DVI ports.

Some things you might need to know.

-Core 2 Quad Q6600

-Windows Vista 32-Bit

-3 Gigs of Ram

-350W PSU

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Re: Video Card for Inspiron 530

you can go with either a 8800gt or 9800gt card on your current set up. Either will run those games at respectful settings.

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Ironbob
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Re: Video Card for Inspiron 530

Yeah it's hard to beat the 8800GT for the price.  I found it at Fry's for 80.00.  I run it in the 830S however I had to clip off the top connector because the 830S is slim line low profile box.

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Re: Video Card for Inspiron 530

I play crysis very well with everything set to medium on my 8800gt, I am sure you will be able to run everything else you listed at even better settings.

Just make sure you do some research before you make your purchase, look into the 9800 as well.

Good Luck.

Inspiron 530

Core2Duo 8500 3.16GHZ

4GB@667, 320GB HD/2TB Canvio Personal Cloud

Geforce GTX 650 1GB

Zalman 9500AT Cooler

Antec Neopower 550

Vista Home Premium 32bit

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Jungalo
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Re: Video Card for Inspiron 530

Hey thanks for your response. Both of the card you mentioned look good but i was looking at the specs for them and they suggest having at least a 400W PSU. Would that be a problem because i only have a 350W? I don't understand PSU's that well.

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Re: Video Card for Inspiron 530

Dell power supplies are normally underrated. A 350w supply from Dell will actully be the same as a 400-425w supply from another vendor. You will have sufficent power to run either of those two cards as while they say a 400 they draw far less than that.

 Home Built Sandy Bridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
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