2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2017 8:22 AM by red5

    no name #4


      This is a Dell Optiplex 7010 with the stock 275 watt power supply. It only has SATA power connectors, so I ordered some SATA to PCI-express adapters from  Monoprice. It works great.  The system pulls 161 watts playing Heroes of the Storm on high settings at 1080. I had to disconnect the front panel USB connector or the card wouldn't fit. I have plenty of USB ports on the back anyway.



      CPUCore i5 2500
      GraphicsXFX RX 460 4GB
      Disc Drive 1
      Disc Drive 2
      Disc Drive 3{drive3}
      PSUstock 275
        • Re: no name #4


            • Re: no name #4

              I should also point out that this is actually a very capable gaming rig, and anyone could put this same thing together for probably under $300 or close to it. There are many Sandy Bridge i5 systems on Ebay for around $150-$170 that come with 8 gigs of RAM and Windows 7. Just throw in an RX460 and you're off and running.  Sorry that I couldn't find AMD powered workstations for my LAN, but the simple fact is that corporate America was basically buying 95% Intel machines. Because I get many of these from work for basically nothing, I can't be picky.