Originally Posted by carlos
Do you guys think this PCI-E nVidia Card
will work on my Dell with a 305W power supply?
Right now the system is running:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.8GHz
2 GB's of DDR2 RAM
nVidia 6600GT PCI-E
2x 500GB Seagate S-ATA drives
PCI Silicon Image 0,1 RAID Controller (S-ATA)
Sony CDRW/DVD ROM (S-ATA drive)
Onboard audio / Broadcom Gigabit 10/100/1000 NIC
Can I replace the 6600GT with a 6800GT? If not, can you recommend a card that was handle a little more?
It will run just fine. Dell PSU's are pretty decent. I have an optiplex GX745 at work with the following:
C2D E6600 2.4GHZ
and I put my 6800GT in there, and haven't had any problems. The extra HD is a little more, but shouldn't cause any issues. If you figure there is probably a little extra power draw on my processor, and the extra cd drive, it probably evens out that other HD.