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October 12, 2013 8:41:39 PM

I am planning on buying a Dell XPS 8700, and I was wondering if I could get the Titan or the GTX 690 for it? Like, will it fit/ will it work? I know I'm going to have to do a PSU upgrade, I'm going to do that. Thanks.

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October 12, 2013 8:45:05 PM

The 690 if you are spending the money.
October 12, 2013 8:45:44 PM

If you are thinking about dropping that much money on a graphics card, why don't you build your own Pc? You'd save quite a bit of money, and can allocate the money spent to exactly where you want it.
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October 12, 2013 8:49:02 PM

yah your gonna likely end up with a bottle neck. and i highly doubt that either of those would fit in a standard consumer PC. my 780 is tight in my arc midi r2. but as far as performance, 690 is faster, and they cost about the same...so 690.
October 12, 2013 8:52:48 PM

Its best to build you own PC. It will work out cheaper with better performance. IMO the titan is really overpriced but if you have the money and don't care, its your choice but i suggest you wait and see what the R9-290X has to offer since it should at least give you performance on par with the Titan or better and will be selling for much less.
October 12, 2013 8:55:57 PM

I don't think those GPUs will fit in your case. Plus that's a horrible idea to add a$1000 gpu intoa $600 pre-built.
October 12, 2013 9:08:50 PM

It's cause I want a high performance card for gaming, I have a custom built pc, but trust me, it's nothing out of the ordinary. It really isn't that good at all. What about the GTX 680? Would that work and fit good in the XPS?
October 12, 2013 9:10:55 PM

B7Tech said:
I am planning on buying a Dell XPS 8700, and I was wondering if I could get the Titan or the GTX 690 for it? Like, will it fit/ will it work? I know I'm going to have to do a PSU upgrade, I'm going to do that. Thanks.


There is arguement that the 690 with 2 cores is not as effective as say two 680s running in SLi (the 690 is a 680 with two GPU cores), here is a very small article on it - https://teksyndicate.com/articles/nvidia-gtx-690-vs-gtx...

Even their source came from here, that was back then though and I've yet to see any with new drivers (which may have optimized the dual core card). So please do consider this when making your purchase. The only down side to SLi 680 (let's just say 2) vs 1x690 is the SLi configuration willuse more power draw.

I hope this helps in your decision making, ALSO! please do consider custom building your system - at least your ram and motherboard - before considering the 3d card as you could potentially bottleneck yourself and a custom base for a system is always recommended.

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October 12, 2013 9:23:33 PM
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B7Tech said:
It's cause I want a high performance card for gaming, I have a custom built pc, but trust me, it's nothing out of the ordinary. It really isn't that good at all. What about the GTX 680? Would that work and fit good in the XPS?


well, do you plan on gaming on a 1080p monitor? idk the dimensions of your case, or how much power you want, but a GTX 670 is a very powerful card at 1080p, and asus has a custom pcb mini version, so you know it will fit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

October 12, 2013 9:38:56 PM

First off, the 690 is a pair of 680s on the same board with internal SLi and a power draw to match (roughly 400W). Anyway, here's a rough rundown of the advantages of each card

690:-
more powerful than Titan
slightly cheaper to buy

Titan:-
does not have SLi and so doesn't suffer from games that don't support SLi
draws considerably less power
has a bigger buffer of 6GB, as the 690 is a pair of 680s it effectively only has a buffer of 2GB as the 2 gpus cannot share memory
October 12, 2013 9:39:07 PM

King Kii said:
B7Tech said:
It's cause I want a high performance card for gaming, I have a custom built pc, but trust me, it's nothing out of the ordinary. It really isn't that good at all. What about the GTX 680? Would that work and fit good in the XPS?


well, do you plan on gaming on a 1080p monitor? idk the dimensions of your case, or how much power you want, but a GTX 670 is a very powerful card at 1080p, and asus has a custom pcb mini version, so you know it will fit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Hmm.... I'm pretty bad with resolutions. But I'm planning on getting the 27" monitor from dell. I don't have the XPS 8700 yet, but here are the dimensions for the one I'm planning to buy. 22.50 x 20.94 x 15.37 inches
October 12, 2013 9:39:09 PM

King Kii said:
B7Tech said:
It's cause I want a high performance card for gaming, I have a custom built pc, but trust me, it's nothing out of the ordinary. It really isn't that good at all. What about the GTX 680? Would that work and fit good in the XPS?


well, do you plan on gaming on a 1080p monitor? idk the dimensions of your case, or how much power you want, but a GTX 670 is a very powerful card at 1080p, and asus has a custom pcb mini version, so you know it will fit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I chose this as the best solution because he has hit every nail you need for your current setup, I would support this decision
October 12, 2013 9:50:33 PM

Darren Kitchin said:
King Kii said:
B7Tech said:
It's cause I want a high performance card for gaming, I have a custom built pc, but trust me, it's nothing out of the ordinary. It really isn't that good at all. What about the GTX 680? Would that work and fit good in the XPS?


well, do you plan on gaming on a 1080p monitor? idk the dimensions of your case, or how much power you want, but a GTX 670 is a very powerful card at 1080p, and asus has a custom pcb mini version, so you know it will fit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I chose this as the best solution because he has hit every nail you need for your current setup, I would support this decision

Oh, thanks man. just tryin to help. :) 
October 12, 2013 10:47:35 PM

B7Tech said:
King Kii said:
B7Tech said:
It's cause I want a high performance card for gaming, I have a custom built pc, but trust me, it's nothing out of the ordinary. It really isn't that good at all. What about the GTX 680? Would that work and fit good in the XPS?


well, do you plan on gaming on a 1080p monitor? idk the dimensions of your case, or how much power you want, but a GTX 670 is a very powerful card at 1080p, and asus has a custom pcb mini version, so you know it will fit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Hmm.... I'm pretty bad with resolutions. But I'm planning on getting the 27" monitor from dell. I don't have the XPS 8700 yet, but here are the dimensions for the one I'm planning to buy. 22.50 x 20.94 x 15.37 inches


So 2gb model is a minimum for you, I would suggest once it becomes cheaper (unless you buy a newer model) to buy a second and run SLi. I have a 680 whilst my cousin has 2 680s SLi, I would recommend 2 670's SLi over a 680. Also try not to get a factory OC'd card, as the 670 is pretty damn good for OC but factory OC editions imo can not push the same OC margins as a non OC edition.
One thing to also consider if you are overclocking is the 600 series was developed with performance per watt in mind so it hits thermal walls alot quicker than 500 series or 700 series.

October 13, 2013 5:07:02 AM

Darren Kitchin said:
B7Tech said:
King Kii said:
B7Tech said:
It's cause I want a high performance card for gaming, I have a custom built pc, but trust me, it's nothing out of the ordinary. It really isn't that good at all. What about the GTX 680? Would that work and fit good in the XPS?


well, do you plan on gaming on a 1080p monitor? idk the dimensions of your case, or how much power you want, but a GTX 670 is a very powerful card at 1080p, and asus has a custom pcb mini version, so you know it will fit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Hmm.... I'm pretty bad with resolutions. But I'm planning on getting the 27" monitor from dell. I don't have the XPS 8700 yet, but here are the dimensions for the one I'm planning to buy. 22.50 x 20.94 x 15.37 inches


So 2gb model is a minimum for you, I would suggest once it becomes cheaper (unless you buy a newer model) to buy a second and run SLi. I have a 680 whilst my cousin has 2 680s SLi, I would recommend 2 670's SLi over a 680. Also try not to get a factory OC'd card, as the 670 is pretty damn good for OC but factory OC editions imo can not push the same OC margins as a non OC edition.
One thing to also consider if you are overclocking is the 600 series was developed with performance per watt in mind so it hits thermal walls alot quicker than 500 series or 700 series.



Is the 670 sli from NVidia? And will two of those cards, or even one of them, fit in the XPS 8700 from the dimensions I provided you with??
October 13, 2013 6:43:38 AM

You should ditch the xps 8700 case. It will get really hot inside. You need a better case to cool things down.
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