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Dell Inspiron Desktop i3847-4616BK With EVGA GeForce GTX 650?

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February 25, 2014 12:48:06 PM

Hello i'm looking to upgrade my Computer, I am currently running a eMachine Dual Core with 4GB of RAM and a GeForce GT 440. I'm going to upgrade to a Dell Inspiron Desktop i3847-4616BK (Link Below) and need to know if the GTX 650 Graphics card will work. I know that on my current computer i couldn't do much Graphic wise because of the Power Supply. But the GT 440 worked very well but now my processor and even Graphics Card is out of Date. The Dell Inspiron Desktop i3847-4616BK is from the 660 Series so i believe its 300W and someone on Amazon said the GTX 650 will work but won't be sufficient. Now i could go for a Dell XPS 8700 which has a 460W PSU but i don't want the 635 Graphics card and its like $185 more. Any suggestions and can i just buy a 400W power supply and replace the Dell Power Supply?

Dell Inspiron Desktop i3847-4616BK

EVGA GeForce GTX 650
February 25, 2014 1:05:19 PM

Instead of buying a dell pre built pc i would recommend that you instead buy parts and build you own pc. And if you are scared to go that route, you could buy a pre built pc from a dealer like ncix where you can customize your own parts. if you go with either one of them i can help you choose your parts so you know you will get a compatible system.
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February 25, 2014 6:00:16 PM

NinjaPenguin1 said:
Instead of buying a dell pre built pc i would recommend that you instead buy parts and build you own pc. And if you are scared to go that route, you could buy a pre built pc from a dealer like ncix where you can customize your own parts. if you go with either one of them i can help you choose your parts so you know you will get a compatible system.


I really don't want to go down that road is it'll probably be more expensive, Is there any alternative to the 650 that will work better?

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February 25, 2014 6:30:19 PM

DJHaze596 said:
NinjaPenguin1 said:
Instead of buying a dell pre built pc i would recommend that you instead buy parts and build you own pc. And if you are scared to go that route, you could buy a pre built pc from a dealer like ncix where you can customize your own parts. if you go with either one of them i can help you choose your parts so you know you will get a compatible system.


I really don't want to go down that road is it'll probably be more expensive, Is there any alternative to the 650 that will work better?


The best bang for your buck, in my opinion, would be building your own. Buying it through a vendor, or having it built by one, will cost you more. As long as that Dell build has an open slot for a graphics card, you should do just fine adding a GTX 650 to the mix. It's an utterly bland build as far as desktops go though. You may have to end up replacing the PSU as well if it's anything sub 300W. That's something I'd look into before pulling the trigger on anything.

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February 25, 2014 6:51:14 PM

Powerbolt said:
DJHaze596 said:
NinjaPenguin1 said:
Instead of buying a dell pre built pc i would recommend that you instead buy parts and build you own pc. And if you are scared to go that route, you could buy a pre built pc from a dealer like ncix where you can customize your own parts. if you go with either one of them i can help you choose your parts so you know you will get a compatible system.


I really don't want to go down that road is it'll probably be more expensive, Is there any alternative to the 650 that will work better?


The best bang for your buck, in my opinion, would be building your own. Buying it through a vendor, or having it built by one, will cost you more. As long as that Dell build has an open slot for a graphics card, you should do just fine adding a GTX 650 to the mix. It's an utterly bland build as far as desktops go though. You may have to end up replacing the PSU as well if it's anything sub 300W. That's something I'd look into before pulling the trigger on anything.



Dell's website says its 300W so i'm thinking i should be good.
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February 25, 2014 7:32:17 PM

Is it possible to replace the power supply?
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February 25, 2014 9:32:03 PM

DJHaze596 said:
Is it possible to replace the power supply?

I'd be amazed if it couldn't be replaced.
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February 26, 2014 5:50:40 AM

If you it is a gaming rig that you want i have put together one that will beat the dell inalmost any game for the same price. And if you add an aftermarket cooler to this rig it can be overclocked. So here is it.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/30nxo
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