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I just purchased a dell 9020 sff, is there any way to increase the power supply?

I just purchased a dell 9020 sff with the i7 4770, but now it appears there is no way to upgrade the power supply from the little 255 watts. Does anyone know if this power supply with be good enough to run a lot of photoshop work and keep going through 14 hour days? Not sure if I should return it or sell it, it is brand new and I don't even have it yet. I always upgrade my power supplies and thought that was a simple matter but it seems that Dell does not make it so.

I was thinking an external addition might work..any ideas...or do you think this will be good enough...I am not a gamer...just no time for so much fun...

I so appreciate any input..thank you in advance.
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    your powersupply will be enough to power the machine as it came, provided you dont upgrade your video card
  2. SFF computers have no legitimate upgrade options , get a tower that has a full size ATX power supply.
  3. "SFF" have their first letter S for a reason - it means "Small". So, if you don't add more stuff to your computer, it will work without problems (OK, may be the fans will be noisy).
  4. BradleyJames said:
    your powersupply will be enough to power the machine as it came, provided you dont upgrade your video card

    That makes me feel a lot better. I think the card that comes with it should be fine for photoshop work. I have been using xp on an athlon 64x2 for the last three years and I expect this new computer should be faster. So if the one I have been using can handle the work (though I know how to purge everything when it starts to slow down) I am hopeful that this new one will be faster and handle more. Thank you for the input!
  5. avantiavanti said:
    BradleyJames said:
    your powersupply will be enough to power the machine as it came, provided you dont upgrade your video card

    That makes me feel a lot better. I think the card that comes with it should be fine for photoshop work. I have been using xp on an athlon 64x2 for the last three years and I expect this new computer should be faster. So if the one I have been using can handle the work (though I know how to purge everything when it starts to slow down) I am hopeful that this new one will be faster and handle more. Thank you for the input!


    no problem, thats a nice cpu, your gonna love it, its a huge upgrade from your athlon
  6. BradleyJames said:
    avantiavanti said:
    BradleyJames said:
    your powersupply will be enough to power the machine as it came, provided you dont upgrade your video card

    That makes me feel a lot better. I think the card that comes with it should be fine for photoshop work. I have been using xp on an athlon 64x2 for the last three years and I expect this new computer should be faster. So if the one I have been using can handle the work (though I know how to purge everything when it starts to slow down) I am hopeful that this new one will be faster and handle more. Thank you for the input!


    no problem, thats a nice cpu, your gonna love it, its a huge upgrade from your athlon


    Thank you so much, you guys rock..I cannot express how grateful I am that you are here. Best to everyone!!
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