Dell xps 400,what is the power supply wattage on this

Hi,
I have a Dell XPS 420 with the 2.4GHz, ATI 2600HD graphics card, 750GB HD, 2GB RAM... I want to get another 2GB of RAM, a new hard drive that isn't broken- making it way too loud (please any recommendations?), probably 2 fans for the back of the case (i think 80mm any recommendations?), and I was wandering what would be the best graphics card, that I wouldn't need to buy a new PSU for (I think it has an underrated 375Watt) the card would need to be around $130 (im in UK so under 100 pounds (sry pound sign not working...)
Thanks very much...
Marcus
(please email any help if you can...) themarcusfish(at)gmail(.)com (without the brackets)
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  1. sorry for double post, graphics card I was thinking was the NVidia GeForce 9800GT 1GB, or the NVidia GeForce 9800GTX but am open to ATI and whatever...
    Oh and sorry for starting a whole new thread, i dont understand forums much!!! much great retardation!
  2. obsidian86 said:
    an this would be min spec power supply i'd take http://www.ebuyer.com/product/120376

    Other than an increase in efficiency, it's not really much of an upgrade, so why bother ?
  3. a 400 watt top brand will out perform any 500+ generic
  4. fishya said:
    sorry for double post, graphics card I was thinking was the NVidia GeForce 9800GT 1GB, or the NVidia GeForce 9800GTX but am open to ATI and whatever...

    Either would work, go for the "+" version of the GTX since it only requires a single 6 pin power connector.
    If you want to go ATI, the 4850 would be a good alternative to the Nvidia cards.
  5. obsidian86 said:
    a 400 watt top brand will out perform any 500+ generic

    I'm sure it will, but the Delta built Dell psu in the OP's system is not quite generic.
  6. i dont know delta btw an im not a fan of dell desktops
  7. obsidian86 said:
    i dont know delta btw an im not a fan of dell desktops

    You don't know Delta ? They provide the platform for the Antec 430 you suggested.
    Not a big fan of Dell desktops myself, I do use and abuse them and know what many of them are capable of though.
  8. ok thats new thanks for that yeah the desktops are a bit overpriced round here , but dell have excellent laptops in using a 1530 right now
  9. Wow, thanks for the helpfull quick replies, I just read some good reviews on the ATI HD4870, or do you think that would be pushing it power wise? Also is http://www.ebuyer.com/product/1504 [...] ct_reviews that you linked me too have the right connections? I'm not sure how and which power connections my motherboard (i think it is?) does have...
    Thanks Marcus
  10. the 4850 is bout 85% of a 4870 but ati generally reccomend 400 watt for the 4000 series
  11. Okay thank you
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Video-Radeon-Gddr5-Pci-e-Tv-out/dp/B001HTD73A/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1250438390&sr=8-5
    That seems quite cheap (or at least affordable) and says its 1GB Gddr5... <-- whats that, it sounds quite good... Thanks again :)
  12. its should be a standard 20+4 pin or 24 pin but most 20+4 power supplies can will fit the 24 pin
  13. yeah thats fine only difference is the 4850 uses ddr3 memory an the 4870 ddr5 but good choice on the 4870
  14. Thanks, ddr5 memory is meant to be better isnt it? or is it just different, I read its faster... so it seems the better to me. BTW do you think they would definitley fit? are they all universal sizes? Sorry for being a noob ;)
  15. fixya,

    How did it work out with the 4870? Were you able to use it in your XPS with stock PSU?
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