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Graphics card advice

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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
A couple of years ago I purchased this Dell system although with the 2.66ghz E8200 processor:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-vostro-400-2-4ghz-c2d-3gb-1tb-/173300

It did not come with a graphics card and I did not need one but now I want to play Final Fantasy XIV which will be a graphically demanding game. The CPU and memory are better than the minimum requirements for the game (considering overclocking the CPU to 3ghz for even more performance) but I obviously need a graphics card and a new PSU to support it.

In the thread it appeared the GeForce 8800 could be installed in the PC but obviously I'm now looking at recent cards. I am just wondering which cards can be installed on this PC? GeForce cards, Radeon cards or both?

I am tempted by the Radeon HD 5830 as it's a great card for the price (£136.87 delivered) but how do I even go about figuring out whether it's compatible with my motherboard?

I don't need to have my PC upgraded until September (unless I get a beta invite...), are these cards likely to drop in price by then or should I take a good deal on one now?
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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Not necessarily, there was a deal posted on it this week that has since expired and gone up by £70.

I'm more concerned about the compatibility issues however.
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If it helps I've ran Belarc and the motherboard comes up as Dell Inc. 0GN723.
Which appears to be this: http://www.barebonekit.net/itemdesc.asp?ic=MB4DELV400GN723&eq=&Tp=

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