Joined on 09/27/12
Perfect for my Dell Optiplex 755!
Pros: - Fit perfectly - Great arrange of display brackets - No 6 pin power - Card packs a punch - Great 1080p performance for mid/high fx - Cooler is great! (Modded it a bit, See below in other) - Came with drivers on a cd, needed it for one of the computers
Cons: - Doesn't cook bacon
Overall Review: Here is a little back story on how I came across this card. My college was tossing out a bunch of computers from around 2008. There were tons and tons of Dell Optiplex 755's, keyboards, mice, and 1440x900 monitors, figured I'd take a bunch home and see what I can come up with. The specs of these computers was a mid range Core 2 Duo, 4 GBs of ram, and an 160 GB hard drive, and with a dated ATi Radeon HD card (can't remember the series and model). My idea was to see if I could build an HTPC/ light gaming computer for my fellow friend and I. I wanted to make something similar to an Xbox One since it was low profile and could easily fit in the case under our TV. The Dell Optiplex 755 case's are a slim low profile case, so space for a good graphics card was pretty limited, in fact very limited. Mind you, the power supply was also around 220 watt and there is no 6 pin power connector or Molex connectors to give graphics card power! My options were very limited, not many low profile cards to begin with that were modern, limited power options (no 6 pin or molex connectors), and space was an issue limiting only to low profile cards. I did quite a bit of research and stumbled upon this little beauty. 640 Cuda cores, 2GB's of Video Ram, and GPU Boost 2.0? I picked up two of them! (Was building two of these computers, one for me, one for a friend) This graphics card was the optimal choice, hand's down... It was exactly what I was looking for. It had an array of brackets, no molex or 6 pin power connectors required to power the card (PCI-E was the only required power), low profile, packs a punch for the size and cost, runs cool because of the well built and free flowing cooler on it. I'm able to play Fallout 4 and other like games at medium/high settings, textures were set to extra. FPS is 35-50. @1080p Left 4 Dead 2 was 100 FPS on max AA and highest settings. @1080p GTA V was able to run medium settings around 35-50 fps. @1080p Only trouble I had was when raining, the CPU in the computer had a tough time keeping up as it's very dated, (will overclock later). I managed to salvage and add a couple upgrades to the two Dell Optiplex 755's I built. Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66Ghz DDR2 Corsair Dominator Ram @800mhz 4GB's Upgraded from a DVD to a Blu-Ray drive Put a 1TB Hard drive in there. MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti low profile card I noted under in Pros about the cooler and how I modded it. The back of the cooler (farthest part from the display connectors) I put a piece of tap around the heat sinks and between the fan and the bottom of the heat sink. This allowed the card to be put into a blower style cooler and exhausts the heat only towards the back of the computer and not foward as well. I figured this would be a better cooling solution since the only fan in the Dell Optiplex 755 is a front intake fan that blows towards the back. I salute you MSI! I've only ran EVGA cards before I bought this card, this is a very special card for a very special task. And you have out done yourself. Please, don't stop what your doing.