Need help determining what my mobo supports (got pics)

By leoashcraft
Oct 23, 2007
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  1. Alright, I have a Dimension C521, it's not the normal one, it's the slim one.
    Could anyone help me and tell me what my mobo supports? Thanks.

    Click the pic for a bigger view.

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  2. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    what device are you planning to add?
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,689   +153

    PCI or AGP (PCI-e devices)?
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

    1-PCIe x 16 slot
    Low Profile (half-height) video card

    1-PCIe x 1 slot
    Low Profile

    1-PCI slot
    Low Profile
  5. leoashcraft

    leoashcraft Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,689   +153

  7. leoashcraft

    leoashcraft Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks Tmagic, I like that card. IT has DVI and my monitor does support that, but it also comes with a DVI to VGA converter. I also like the S-Video, then when I go to my vacation house, I can just hook it up to my 49" flat screen =).

    I have used Newegg before, I just wanted to make sure everything was perfect though...

    Just to make 100% sure I got everything I need now, could you tell me if I got the right wire?

    You guys are alot of help, thanks!

    Once again, click to enlarge.

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    By the way, I went ahead and bought that newegg one you sent me, thanks! saved me a few bucks.
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,689   +153

    Yes leoashcraft,
    that cable will fit, I hope the card does too. What does dell want for the card? I didn't see your model Dell in the compatibility list. Also did you notice the comments from the purchasers on that Dell site?
  9. leoashcraft

    leoashcraft Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Tmagic, it is in the list, it is a Dimension C521.

    Yes, I did notice that. No reveiws showed the C521 though. I hope it does fit, if not, I guess it'll be time to get a new tower!

    Keep in mind I got the Pro, not the regular one, so that makes this an even better deal. I bought pro from Newegg, below is Dell's price for the non-pro and Newegg's price for Pro.

    ____________________________

    Dell's Price: $99.99
    Shipping: 3-5 Day= $4.99
    Tax: $8.66
    Total: $113.64
    ____________________________

    Newegg's Price: $89.65
    Shipping: 3 Day= $4.99
    Tax: $0.00= Included
    Total: $94.64
    ____________________________

    Total Saving because you guys:
    $113.64
    - $ 94.64
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    $19.00
    ____________________________


    Thank you soooo much guys!

    And again, remember, these prices are for two different products, Dell is non-Pro and Newegg is Pro! Sorry but I don't know what Dell charged for the Pro, I only see REFURBISHED version and I'd rather not get that from Dell....
  10. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I would stand clear of hooking up a 49" screen to a S-Video connector.
  11. leoashcraft

    leoashcraft Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Why is this Didou? my TV also has a DVI and VGA so that would be fine, but why is this? I have hooked it up with my VGA before and all was fine, but if it is a problem, I wouldn't want to do that.
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,689   +153

    I don't see a problem connecting with an S-Video cable, although DVI produces a better picture
  13. leoashcraft

    leoashcraft Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Alright then, I'll probably just be using a DVI anyway. When I use the S-Video the quality isn't too great, maybe that's what Didou was talking about.
  14. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Yes that remark was "only" picture quality based. :)
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