Okay guys I have a Dell 530 with these specs:
Computer is 1.5 years old
E6550 core 2 duo
4 sticks of RAM (1GB each)
1 7200 HDD
PSU is the 300 watt version. Looking online it appears to have 18A on the 12+V
I play these games:
Age of Empires 3
Settlers 2 10th anniversary
TW: Medieval 2
Resolution 1680 x 1040
I have two questions:
1) If I replaced the HD 2600XT (which came stock on the PC) with a Radeon 4670 or the PNY Gefore 9800 GT EE do I even need to upgrade the PSU?
2) If I should upgrade the PSU what do you suggest?
Would it work in my Dell 530 ATX case? The reason I ask is I see a fan on the topside whereas my current PSU has the fan on the back with the power plug. People online say this PSU would fit the dell but will it work well?
How many threads about this Dell do you intend to start today?
That PSU is not 80+ certified, so I would not buy it. Get an Earthwatts 380 if you want to upgrade your PSU.
And, PSUs with 120mm fans (or larger) are usually portrayed up-side down. Normally the PSU mounts with the fan facing down into the case (in cases where the PSU mounts on top); it can be mounted up-side down if desired, for example in cases where the PSU is on the bottom.