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Best graphics card/PSU for Battlefield 4 under $325? (XPS 8700)

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October 21, 2013 6:50:51 PM

Hi there,

I recently bought a Dell XPS 8700. While I mostly use it for not-gaming, I'd love to be able to play some Battlefield 4 (ideally on Ultra quality at 1920x1080 resolution).
The XPS 8700 comes with a 450w (or possibly 470w depending on who you ask) PSU. I know that, for a decent graphics card, I'll need to upgrade it; for a non-SLI/Crossfire setup, would a 600W supply be sufficient, even under load?
Another concern I have is whether it will physically fit in the system; apparently (again, seemingly depending on who you ask), larger cards simply won't fit in the XPS 8700 case.
I've been looking at the nVidia GTX 760 and the AMD Radeon HD 7950; a similar thread recommended the 7950, but didn't take into account the above - my main worry is whether it will fit and how much of a PSU I will need.
It seems relevant to mention that I don't expect 60 FPS, but a stable 30-40 would be enough. Ideally the graphics card will be $325 (before taxes + shipping).

My (relevant?) build specs:
Intel i7-4770
12 GB 1600 MHz RAM
450-470W PSU
120 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
nVidia GT 635

Thanks Again!

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October 21, 2013 7:58:39 PM

could you give me a picture of the PSU? I can't seem to find it's specifications.
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October 21, 2013 7:59:49 PM

Might take a look at the Asus 280X, just got one today, great card, at $300 it rivals the GTX 770 ($400 or so), OCs well, haven't really had time to play yet, but another builder I know has the same and took it to over 1190 so far, they are still fairly new, but the Egg has already sold out twice and is on their way for their third sellout
October 22, 2013 5:50:16 AM

Yeah, the 280X looks great, but that begs the question; would it fit in the case of the XPS 8700?
I was looking at maybe splurging and getting the Sapphire 280X Toxic Edition - would that fit? And is it worth the money?
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October 22, 2013 8:16:43 AM

Need about 10 3/4 inches for the Asus 280X CU TOP