Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

PSU & GPU upgrade - Dell XPS 8500

Tags:
  • Gtx
  • GPUs
  • Power Supplies
  • Dell Studio Xps
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
November 21, 2013 10:19:50 AM

I've read the threads on the forums about PSU and GPU upgrade for a XPS 8500 and I just need a confirmation before i buy.

Does PSU and GPU combination look fine?
I think both cards will fit in the 8500 case.

760: http://
Dimensions: 9.5" x 4.376"
PSU for 760: http://

770: http://
Dimensions: 10" x 4.38"
PSU for 770: http://

Depending on my budget I will pick one of the above combinations, if it looks all right to you guys?
Thx.

More about : psu gpu upgrade dell xps 8500

Best solution

November 21, 2013 10:40:12 AM

Those corsair power supplys are awesome, took a lot of noise out of my case and added a ton of extra Watts. I wouldn't worry yourself with the dimensions, open up the case and take a best guesstimate on the area around your PCI Express slot. if you have hard drives crammed up against it or less than 2-3inches of vertical clearance thats a problem. Normally you have an inch or two from the motherboard til you hit the hard drive cages. I would push for the 770 if possible only because one 760 is like barely cutting it for 60FPS Ultra/High settings in modern games. I ended up doing a 760 SLI because of it.
Share
November 21, 2013 11:16:31 AM

Yup, I can vouch for just about any of Corsair's products. Why not get an R9 280X? They're slightly cheaper than the 770, and if you plan on playing Battlefield 4 or games like Thief (which support AMD Mantle) a new AMD card is a must-have.
m
0
l
Related resources
November 21, 2013 12:02:28 PM

Phaydze said:
Yup, I can vouch for just about any of Corsair's products. Why not get an R9 280X? They're slightly cheaper than the 770, and if you plan on playing Battlefield 4 or games like Thief (which support AMD Mantle) a new AMD card is a must-have.


Well I've looked at the Asus R9 280x which has a length of 11.25 and therefore I'm not sure it will fit in the case. I'm pretty sure that both the 770 and 760 will. Besides that the card and PSU is a Christmas present, so i'm not sure which games the receiver will be playing :) 

- And thx for the input :) 
m
0
l
November 21, 2013 12:26:56 PM

No probs. Nvidia are better for newer PC players in terms of accessibility in my opinion, and the 770 is a good choice.
m
0
l
December 2, 2013 4:43:23 PM

OP, after your upgrade, does the graphics card work on the PC?
m
0
l
December 4, 2013 7:53:09 AM

ipwn3r456 said:
OP, after your upgrade, does the graphics card work on the PC?


I also want to know since that's exactly what i was aiming at. and what about PSU? which one did you get?
m
0
l
!