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HD3870 OC Edition PSU HELP w/ Dell

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June 2, 2008 12:21:38 AM

I have a dell XPS 400

And I'm planning on getting

this
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8636666&p...


Dell claims the XPS 400 has a 375w PSU, and is the only PSU out there for this system

Recommendations?
June 2, 2008 12:36:45 AM

Why don't you open the case and check the specifications? Report back with the +12v rail rating. You should be safe with at least 28A. Hopefully you didn't pay too much for that Dell :|
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June 2, 2008 12:50:49 AM

Magliter said:
I have a dell XPS 400

And I'm planning on getting

this
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8636666&p...


Dell claims the XPS 400 has a 375w PSU, and is the only PSU out there for this system

Recommendations?


Your psu has a 30 amp combined +12v output and probably doesn't need to be upgraded, but, if you wish you can use almost any standard ATX 2.0 or higher psu.
June 2, 2008 1:06:10 AM

Call (on the phone) PC Power & Cooling and talk with a Tech and get a real PSU for your system.

I know people with both 3870's and 8800GTS 512's....they all say the 8800GTS 512 is better and uses less power/runs cooler.

With mine my eyes can't tell it from a 8800GTX and all 8800GTS 512 will OC to basicly the same rate of each other if your into that,so brand does not matter nor does a factory OC that you pay more for.
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