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Galaxy GeForce 8500 GT DirectX 10 85GFE8HDFCXX 512MB 128-Bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card
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Pros: Here's the facts for Dell 530s owners (based on my experience):
1) Card will fit 530s (slim case). The PCI slot is the black one, not the white slot.
2) You must remove the bracket that comes already installed on the card and replace it with the low-profile bracket, which came with card (small hex screws).
3) Low profile bracket doesn't match the orientation of case design, but that 's ok. That only means it won't lock into place, but it will fit once you replace the large case-related bracket and snap the lever on the case back into place.
4) Do not remove the VGA connection from card (the part that dangles after your removed the card's high profile bracket). The VGA connection will need to extend from the card to a different/lower slot on back of case (obviously it won't fit along side the other connections with the LP card bracket). It won't lock into place, but it will suffice once you connect the VGA cord.
5) Runs on 250W, not 350W.
6) It's quiet.
7) Graphics look great!

Cons: LP bracket design is not entirely compatible with Dell 530s case design (backwards), but it will work if you install it upside down. It won't "lock" into place, but it will be held securely after reinstalling all case brackets. VGA cord from game card will need to route through other hole in back, but it's not a problem.

Other Thoughts: Tested with RACE '07 game and EA sports so far. I can set it to highest graphics and frame rate and it works great! Not sure how it will work with latest heavy gaming requirements.

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Display Name: Paul D.

Date Joined: 11/14/08

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