NCGuy
1 Copper

Inspiron 3670, PSU and storage

 

See this

a) i7-8700

b) 16GB

1) What is the power supply on this unit?

I may want to add a GTX 1030 later on if the integrated HD 630 is not sufficient

2) Is the storage SSD also NVME. I know it is PCIe and M.2, but that does not necessarily mean NVME.

3) Is the RAM easily upgradeable to 32GB.

4) If  I upgrade RAM or add a video card, will I have to get a new Power Supply?

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ejn63
4 Ruthenium

Re: Inspiron 3670 PS & Storage

These have been shipping with 240W power supplies - bear in mind they're small and use a proprietary 6- or 8-pin connector to the mainboard - you'll be very limited in upgrading later and will need a third-party adapter cable to connect a standard power supply.

PCIe and NVMe are synonymous.  

It looks like 16G is the max.

Since you're already looking forward to upgrades - the XPS system might be a better starting point.  The very small case the Inspirons come in limits things as far as future-proofing.

 

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speedstep
6 Thallium

Re: Inspiron 3670, PSU and storage

There is a card that would work.

http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-1-gb-amd-radeon-r5-240-full-height-graphic-card/apd/490-bce...

Model     R5 240
MPN     D33A27
DELL P/N     0C48KP

 

R5 240

GPU ARCHITECTURE

28nm(GCN)

API SUPPORT5

DirectX® 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3

PCI EXPRESS® VERSION4

3

AMD POWERTUNE TECHNOLOGY2

Yes

4K RESOLUTION SUPPORT8

Yes

DDMA AUDIO

Yes

HDMI (WITH 4K, STEREO 3D, DEEP COLOR & X.V.COLOR™)

Yes

AMD TRUEAUDIO TECHNOLOGY9

No

AMD EYEFINITY (MAXIMUM DISPLAYS)

2

VIDEO CODEC ENGINE (VCE) (WITH H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 & BLU-RAY 3D)

No

GPU CLOCK SPEED

Up to 780MHz

MEMORY AMOUNT

Up to 2GB DDR3

STREAM PROCESSING UNITS

Up to 384

 

An Older card would be Dell 8K5F6 Full Height  AMD Radeon HD 7470

160 shaders  DDR3 

https://www.amazon.com/Radeon-GDDR3-Graphics-Dell-Height/dp/B00NGZJ10G


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