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My Dell Optiplex 7010 has an i5 2400 and i intend to place an order for a Zotac GTX 710 2GB video card. Am not sure if the graphics card is low profile and will work with my PC. My dell Optiplex is the MicroTower version and from what i have read online, the PSU is upgradeable for higher end graphics card, but i just want a graphics card that is plug and play and will fit into the PCIe slot. Before i make an order for this graphics card i just wanna make sure it is what i have described above or does it require some separate connection to the motherboard? Thanks for your help

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It will depend on precisely which Optiplex 7010 you have. The card will fit the MT, DT & SFF versions, but not the USFF. See Dell's tech guide on the models

The Zotac is a small card compared to many & in fact is slightly shorter than the optional card supplied for that machine at the time, the AMD HD 7570, whilst similar in other respects.
Aside from a driver install, the card is physically 'plug & play', no additional connections required. It takes power directly from the PCI slot.

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  • Which card is better? – CodeTiger May 22 at 7:49
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    You need to do your own research on that. We don't do product recommendations here. – Tetsujin May 22 at 7:54
  • I would also go for active cooling (fan) over passive (heatsink). Also, gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/… – spikey_richie May 22 at 18:20
  • Those Zotacs are fine for what they are - if you want quiet, they fit the bill. Sure, they're a decade old, but they'll run video OK; you wouldn't want to game or do CAD on one though ;) – Tetsujin May 22 at 18:30
  • Hey this video card is arriving tomorrow, could you confirm for me if it will work 100% with my Dell Optiplex 7010 MiniTower? – CodeTiger May 31 at 12:35

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