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New Dell XPS 8500 Graphics Card and PSU

Hello everyone, some time ago I posted a thread asking about upgrading my graphics card for my XPS 8500, (link below) well now I have upped my budget to $500 and was wondering if anyone could tell me would be the best graphics card and PSU to buy. Specs are below, and thank you to everyone who read this.

Link to original post: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1647670/upgrading-dell-xps-8500.html

Specs for computer:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: XPS 8500
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7570
Card Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Power Supply: Dell manufactured, max 460 watts
Monitors: 1920x1080 and 1600x900
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  1. Best answer
    Seasonic, XFX, Corsair or Antec psu ~600w. After pricing that out, you should have $350-400 left for a gpu. Look at gtx 670 or gtx 770 in nvidia or HD 7970 in Radeon
  2. better get GTX 770, HD 7970 is outperformed but with game offered it is considerable enough.

    HD 7970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

    GTX 770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127741

    For PSU, follow markwp's advice is enough. I personally prefer Corsair PSU 'cause I am using it.
  3. Thanks for the advice, my main concern is compatibility though, and I'm not sure a GTX 770 is compatible. Anyone know for sure?
  4. Yes, it is compatible. If you go with nvidia, be sure to COMPLETELY uninstall the AMD drivers, then install nvidia drivers.

    Mark
  5. I know only one card which is not compatible - GTX680, anything based on this card might not be compatible, why, don't ask me, ask Dell.
  6. Kisianik said:
    I know only one card which is not compatible - GTX680, anything based on this card might not be compatible, why, don't ask me, ask Dell.


    I would ask dell, however my calls to Dell's staff have yielded no results, and emails sent to them have not been returned. Thank you all though for answering, I have decided to order the GTX 770 and a Corsair 600w PSU. Again thanks to everyone for helping, it really is appreciated.
  7. xdominos.
    I am an XPS8500 owner myself and I warn you, I got an asus gtx 770 and I found out that it was NOT compatible, I do not know about MSI gtx 770s but if it does please let me know. I am looking for another one from a different manufacturer to see if that fixes the problem. Also, please tell me how hot your computer's components get after a few hours of playing. Thanks a lot!
  8. RoboticStix said:
    xdominos.
    I am an XPS8500 owner myself and I warn you, I got an asus gtx 770 and I found out that it was NOT compatible, I do not know about MSI gtx 770s but if it does please let me know. I am looking for another one from a different manufacturer to see if that fixes the problem. Also, please tell me how hot your computer's components get after a few hours of playing. Thanks a lot!


    Wow this is old, but I should reply I eventually settled upon the Gigabyte GTX 770 4-GD as well as the Corsair HX-750. The GPU was fine, and fit into the stock Dell case, and was fully compatible with the rig (except the PSU, you do need to upgrade that). The card is absolutely fantastic and I would recommend it as well as Gigabyte, below is a link to the card on Amazon.

    GPU: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-4GB-WINDFORCE-Graphics-GV-N770OC-4GD/dp/B00CU9GOAO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383161072&sr=8-1&keywords=GIGABYTE+GV-N770OC-4GD+GeForce+GTX+770+4GB+256-bit+GDDR5+PCI+Express+3.0+HDCP+Ready+WindForce+3X+450W+Video+Card
  9. Thank you so much for the reply! And just to clarify, overheating is not an issue?
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