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Need advice on upgrading the GPU on Dell Studio XPS 9000/435

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March 16, 2014 10:34:35 AM

Hi, I'm thinking on upgrading my PC (Dell Studio XPS 9000/435) to make it more suitable for gaming. The thing is I don't know much about motherboards, power supplies and compatibility.
Would a Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 ti work? If not, what can you recommend me something up to $200?
I got a i7 920 and 8gb of ram. As I said I don't know much about specs

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March 16, 2014 10:53:33 AM

I've just googled the PSU and it will work. The PSU actually isn't half bad. Not great either, but since most pre-builts come with junk PSU, I was actually surprised. So go ahead an buy a 750 ti. It should be roughly twice as fast as the HD 5770.
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March 16, 2014 11:15:39 AM

OnkelCannabia said:
I've just googled the PSU and it will work. The PSU actually isn't half bad. Not great either, but since most pre-builts come with junk PSU, I was actually surprised. So go ahead an buy a 750 ti. It should be roughly twice as fast as the HD 5770.


Thanks for answering in such short notice, I actually just talked to some guy at Nvidia who told me that since the Nvidia GTX 750 ti has the same requirements as my current GPU (Nvidia GeForce GT 220) it should work just fine. I decided to buy it.
I will take it to Dell or somewhere to have it installed since I'm not sure how to do it, do you have any idea how much could it cost? I mean, the installation service.
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March 16, 2014 11:19:41 AM

Chebi said:
OnkelCannabia said:
I've just googled the PSU and it will work. The PSU actually isn't half bad. Not great either, but since most pre-builts come with junk PSU, I was actually surprised. So go ahead an buy a 750 ti. It should be roughly twice as fast as the HD 5770.


Thanks for answering in such short notice, I actually just talked to some guy at Nvidia who told me that since the Nvidia GTX 750 ti has the same requirements as my current GPU (Nvidia GeForce GT 220) it should work just fine. I decided to buy it.
I will take it to Dell or somewhere to have it installed since I'm not sure how to do it, do you have any idea how much could it cost? I mean, the installation service.


I don't know how much it would cost, but installing a GPU is one of the easiest things you can change on your PC:

Turn PC and PSU off
Unplug GPU, Remove GPU
Stick new GPU in, Plug new GPU in
Turn back on.

Look up some youtube videos on installing the 750 ti or any other GPU.You'll see how easy it is.
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March 16, 2014 11:29:44 AM

OnkelCannabia said:
Chebi said:
OnkelCannabia said:
I've just googled the PSU and it will work. The PSU actually isn't half bad. Not great either, but since most pre-builts come with junk PSU, I was actually surprised. So go ahead an buy a 750 ti. It should be roughly twice as fast as the HD 5770.


Thanks for answering in such short notice, I actually just talked to some guy at Nvidia who told me that since the Nvidia GTX 750 ti has the same requirements as my current GPU (Nvidia GeForce GT 220) it should work just fine. I decided to buy it.
I will take it to Dell or somewhere to have it installed since I'm not sure how to do it, do you have any idea how much could it cost? I mean, the installation service.


I don't know how much it would cost, but installing a GPU is one of the easiest things you can change on your PC:

Turn PC and PSU off
Unplug GPU, Remove GPU
Stick new GPU in, Plug new GPU in
Turn back on.

Look up some youtube videos on installing the 750 ti or any other GPU.You'll see how easy it is.



Yeah I suppose I can give it a try before paying for it.
Hey, do you know if I can add this new GPU instead of replacing the old one? I mean having two GPUs is useful/possible?
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March 16, 2014 11:39:45 AM

Chebi said:
OnkelCannabia said:
Chebi said:
OnkelCannabia said:
I've just googled the PSU and it will work. The PSU actually isn't half bad. Not great either, but since most pre-builts come with junk PSU, I was actually surprised. So go ahead an buy a 750 ti. It should be roughly twice as fast as the HD 5770.


Thanks for answering in such short notice, I actually just talked to some guy at Nvidia who told me that since the Nvidia GTX 750 ti has the same requirements as my current GPU (Nvidia GeForce GT 220) it should work just fine. I decided to buy it.
I will take it to Dell or somewhere to have it installed since I'm not sure how to do it, do you have any idea how much could it cost? I mean, the installation service.


I don't know how much it would cost, but installing a GPU is one of the easiest things you can change on your PC:

Turn PC and PSU off
Unplug GPU, Remove GPU
Stick new GPU in, Plug new GPU in
Turn back on.

Look up some youtube videos on installing the 750 ti or any other GPU.You'll see how easy it is.



Yeah I suppose I can give it a try before paying for it.
Hey, do you know if I can add this new GPU instead of replacing the old one? I mean having two GPUs is useful/possible?


You can't run them in SLI so the only use would be to use the 220 as a physx card. I'm not sure if it was even supported in the 2xx generation, I don't think your PSU could take the load and I'm not sure you would really feel any benefits. So I wouldn't really bother. Just keep it as a replacement in case something goes wrong or you find some other use for it.
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March 16, 2014 11:52:47 AM

OnkelCannabia said:


You can't run them in SLI so the only use would be to use the 220 as a physx card. I'm not sure if it was even supported in the 2xx generation, I don't think your PSU could take the load and I'm not sure you would really feel any benefits. So I wouldn't really bother. Just keep it as a replacement in case something goes wrong or you find some other use for it.


Well, thank you a lot, I'll be buying the GPU next week. It is definitely better than my original idea of buying a $400 PS4 to play the same games but pay more for them
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