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What should i upgrade on the Dell XPS Desktop (X8700-631BLK) for it to run next gen?

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June 12, 2014 4:00:35 PM

My friend has a discount for all dell PCs, so instead of paying 600 he is paying around 300. What part should he upgrade to run next gen medium-high around 60 fps? I was thinking the only necessary part to replace is the graphics card

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June 12, 2014 4:02:51 PM

I forgot...Please specify what he should upgrade to....Thank you!
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June 12, 2014 4:06:08 PM

Yeah the CPU and RAM are sufficient but you would need to upgrade the GPU. I would recommend the GTX 760 or 770 depending on how much you want to pay. Or an ATI card around $250 to $400. If you really want to game at 60 fps on high settings for most modern games you'd need a GPU around that price range for sure.
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June 12, 2014 4:56:41 PM

You will probably need a new power supply also, does he have a budget in mind or some graphics quality he is aiming for?

For playing almost every game at Ultra settings:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.40 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $359.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 20:00 EDT-0400

For playing Some at Ultra the rest at high settings:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $269.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 20:01 EDT-0400

For playing at medium to high:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $119.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 20:02 EDT-0400

The PSU in the XPS 8700 should be enough to use the gtx 750 ti without replacing it.

Edit: the gt 635 that comes with the system would probably play games at low or medium settings.
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June 12, 2014 5:09:04 PM

numanator said:
You will probably need a new power supply also, does he have a budget in mind or some graphics quality he is aiming for?

For playing almost every game at Ultra settings:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.40 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $359.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 20:00 EDT-0400

For playing Some at Ultra the rest at high settings:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $269.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 20:01 EDT-0400

For playing at medium to high:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $119.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 20:02 EDT-0400

The PSU in the XPS 8700 should be enough to use the gtx 750 ti without replacing it.

Edit: the gt 635 that comes with the system would probably play games at low or medium settings.


I think that the GTX 770 would actually allow you to play most games on Ultra and only some on high as opposed to what PCPartPicker says.
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June 12, 2014 5:28:28 PM

Sorry, now that I look at it the format is a bit confusing, the explanation for each build is above it not below. so for the 770 build I said "For playing almost every game at Ultra settings:"
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June 12, 2014 6:44:30 PM

Akhilcool said:
Yeah the CPU and RAM are sufficient but you would need to upgrade the GPU. I would recommend the GTX 760 or 770 depending on how much you want to pay. Or an ATI card around $250 to $400. If you really want to game at 60 fps on high settings for most modern games you'd need a GPU around that price range for sure.


thank you! Is their anything else you recommend?
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June 13, 2014 1:13:21 PM

I'm not sure what power supply the computer has but if it is less than 500 watts, I would upgrade that as well. Anything above or equal to 500 watts will do fine. I believe 550 watts is ideal for a GTX 770 but you could probably even get away with a 450 or 500 watt PSU.
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June 13, 2014 2:02:56 PM

Akhilcool said:
numanator said:
You will probably need a new power supply also, does he have a budget in mind or some graphics quality he is aiming for?

For playing almost every game at Ultra settings:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.40 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $359.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 20:00 EDT-0400

For playing Some at Ultra the rest at high settings:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $269.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 20:01 EDT-0400

For playing at medium to high:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $119.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 20:02 EDT-0400

The PSU in the XPS 8700 should be enough to use the gtx 750 ti without replacing it.

Edit: the gt 635 that comes with the system would probably play games at low or medium settings.


I think that the GTX 770 would actually allow you to play most games on Ultra and only some on high as opposed to what PCPartPicker says.


Are you serious? I play alot of modern games on full ultra settings @1080p on my 660 just fine (Far cry 3, Crysis 3, Metro LL just to name a few). A 770 gives you 70+fps on full ultra on basically every game out and soon to come.
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October 2, 2014 8:41:06 PM

harryguymt said:
My friend has a discount for all dell PCs, so instead of paying 600 he is paying around 300. What part should he upgrade to run next gen medium-high around 60 fps? I was thinking the only necessary part to replace is the graphics card


Hey did you upgrade? I looking to do the same and I want to know what work for you?
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