16 months ago
I got this XPS 8700 for free. It's HDD had died, but changing it out was not an issue. It has 12 GB of RAM and a i7-4770. The GPU is a AMD Radeon HD 7000 series that has 1 GB of GDDR5. That was respectable when this computer was new, but for me it probably won't work playing my games. It is an upgrade from my modded Optiplex 745 SFF, which has half the RAM, a Core 2 Quad Q6600, and an R7 240 GPU.
What GPU should I buy to put in this machine? Remember, this is a Dell, and I don't know if I can run cables for external power to the GPU. It should be possible, since it came with better cards. I have a budget of $400 for the graphics card, but would like to run 1080p resolution at around 60 fps. I am open to buying used graphics cards. Any suggestions?