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Gaming computer questions ; would a GTX 780 TI fit in my Dell XPS 8500?

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June 27, 2014 7:17:32 PM

I'm looking for answers from the community. I have a Dell XPS 8500 and I want to install the GTX 780 TI, a friend of mine told me I need a 750 W power supply. But if I can't install it, could I install any other one that holds a lot of power in the graphics department? I want to get into PC gaming because of the FPS/graphics compared to consoles... so answer away?!

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June 27, 2014 7:19:57 PM

plrbear1028 said:
I'm looking for answers from the community. I have a Dell XPS 8500 and I want to install the GTX 780 TI, a friend of mine told me I need a 750 W power supply. But if I can't install it, could I install any other one that holds a lot of power in the graphics department? I want to get into PC gaming because of the FPS/graphics compared to consoles... so answer away?!



Would it fit? Yes. Would it work? Probably with a new power supply. Is it a good idea? No. You would probably get a bottleneck with that CPU.
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June 27, 2014 7:23:55 PM

id recommand against upgrading that computer. but u can reuse some parts for new pc. whats ur budget for a new one?

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June 27, 2014 7:45:38 PM

Just answered this same question earlier today :p 
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2197269/run-fit-...

Depends on what games and what kind of FPS/setting you were looking at getting. The 750ti fairs ok in newer games and would be the best choice for your computer unless you have $400-500 to do a full upgrade.
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June 27, 2014 9:27:11 PM

Andrew Buck said:
plrbear1028 said:
I'm looking for answers from the community. I have a Dell XPS 8500 and I want to install the GTX 780 TI, a friend of mine told me I need a 750 W power supply. But if I can't install it, could I install any other one that holds a lot of power in the graphics department? I want to get into PC gaming because of the FPS/graphics compared to consoles... so answer away?!



Would it fit? Yes. Would it work? Probably with a new power supply. Is it a good idea? No. You would probably get a bottleneck with that CPU.



damn. So I need to upgrade everything.. haha
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June 27, 2014 9:28:31 PM

jaraldo said:
Just answered this same question earlier today :p 
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2197269/run-fit-...

Depends on what games and what kind of FPS/setting you were looking at getting. The 750ti fairs ok in newer games and would be the best choice for your computer unless you have $400-500 to do a full upgrade.


I would like 60 FPS pretty much... I ran Borderlands 2 on my card, which is GTX Geforce 640 and the FPS was amazing to me. I know I'm a noob.. lol. What's the biggest I can do with my XPS or do I need to upgrade entirely ? I have money to put down.
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June 27, 2014 10:51:40 PM

You still didn't say a budget, so I have no idea what you should do :p 

The 750ti is the best card for upgrading old builds/ prebuilts in my opinion.
http://techreport.com/review/26050/nvidia-geforce-gtx-7...
It gets 60+ FPs in borderlands 2 as well.
You can even run watchdogs/bf4 at around 30fps in ultra. If you wanted better fps, just put in high settings instead.

A $100 upgrade to your computer or $400-500+ for a new build. Totally up to you and if you have the cash even :) 
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June 28, 2014 7:11:37 AM

^^ Perfect option. I was going to recommend that myself if I didn't already.
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June 28, 2014 7:59:08 PM

jaraldo said:
You still didn't say a budget, so I have no idea what you should do :p 

The 750ti is the best card for upgrading old builds/ prebuilts in my opinion.
http://techreport.com/review/26050/nvidia-geforce-gtx-7...
It gets 60+ FPs in borderlands 2 as well.
You can even run watchdogs/bf4 at around 30fps in ultra. If you wanted better fps, just put in high settings instead.

A $100 upgrade to your computer or $400-500+ for a new build. Totally up to you and if you have the cash even :) 


there's no budget really, I just want to explore options, but cheaper the better.. I like FPS and good looking games! I'm a "console noob", so I'm not used to the life PC gamers have. How many years do I have until I have to upgrade? I was also thinking about just figuring out what's the best card I can put in my XPS 8500(Dell) ... and get great results.
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June 28, 2014 8:42:22 PM

Without doing any other upgrades, the 750ti would be your best option @ $109
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n750ti2gd5o...

Otherwise you'd at least have to update the PSU also for $40-50, that would let you get something like and r9 280 on if you wanted to, but again, then it may bottleneck your CPU :p  .

I'm not sure if you could fit it in your case as some dells are small.

Guess it's research time :) 
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June 29, 2014 6:38:22 AM

With that CPU and anything higher than a GTX 750, there will be an evident bottleneck, so to combat it, either get the 750 or get a new CPU and/or motherboard.
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