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Will GeForce GTX 950 fit the Dell Optiplex 7040 Small Factor Form?

Hi,

I am searching for a good GPU to add to the Dell Optiplex 7040 Small Factor Form (SFF) (Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor)
I was thinking about the GeForce GTX 950 or GeForce GTX 750 Ti. However I expect compatibility problems due to the size of the case.

Can these cards fit to the SFF case?
Which one would you prefer for vectorized computations (such as optimizations and data science)?

[edit: I just realized that I would be severly limited by the PSU unit (180W). I can still switch to a Minitower version with 240W. Would this be a wise step?]

Thanks!
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    I'm not finding any of the low profile GTX 950s for sale right now but it's faster. This 750 ti should fit and work in your system. If you find a low profile 950 I'd buy it but the 750 ti is pretty fast too.

    https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Graphics-Cards-N750TI-2GD5TLP/dp/B00SOXMPJY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476089626&sr=8-1&keywords=750+ti+low+profile
  2. chemmajorp53 said:
    I'm not finding any of the low profile GTX 950s for sale right now but it's faster. This 750 ti should fit and work in your system. If you find a low profile 950 I'd buy it but the 750 ti is pretty fast too.

    https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Graphics-Cards-N750TI-2GD5TLP/dp/B00SOXMPJY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476089626&sr=8-1&keywords=750+ti+low+profile


    Do you think I would suit the system given that it has a 180W PSU (the card requires 400W)?
  3. noambox said:
    chemmajorp53 said:
    I'm not finding any of the low profile GTX 950s for sale right now but it's faster. This 750 ti should fit and work in your system. If you find a low profile 950 I'd buy it but the 750 ti is pretty fast too.

    https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Graphics-Cards-N750TI-2GD5TLP/dp/B00SOXMPJY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476089626&sr=8-1&keywords=750+ti+low+profile


    Do you think I would suit the system given that it has a 180W PSU (the card requires 400W)?


    That number is kinda BS, the card only uses 75W max. What CPU do you have?
  4. "That number is kinda BS, the card only uses 75W max. What CPU do you have?"

    I've only found the processor details on the web (Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor). The CPU is not specified..
  5. You'd be cutting it kinda close running that card. If you can get the mini tower I would. It frees up a lot more options as far as power supplies and graphics cards go; you won't need to get a low profile card.
  6. chemmajorp53 said:
    You'd be cutting it kinda close running that card. If you can get the mini tower I would. It frees up a lot more options as far as power supplies and graphics cards go; you won't need to get a low profile card.


    Thanks!
    So given that it has more space and PSU of 240W, what graphic card would you recommend for computations, optimizations and a little bit of gaming?
  7. Probably still the 750 ti as that PSU won't have any 6-pin power connectors. If you spend $40-50 on a new PSU you can get literally any GPU you want.
  8. chemmajorp53 said:
    Probably still the 750 ti as that PSU won't have any 6-pin power connectors. If you spend $40-50 on a new PSU you can get literally any GPU you want.


    Thanks again! By the way I just saw that the CPU is Intel Q170 Chipset
  9. noambox said:
    chemmajorp53 said:
    Probably still the 750 ti as that PSU won't have any 6-pin power connectors. If you spend $40-50 on a new PSU you can get literally any GPU you want.


    Thanks again! By the way I just saw that the CPU is Intel Q170 Chipset


    That's the chipset, not the CPU. But it doesn't really matter tbh.
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