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Sapphire hd 4870 1gb toxic for 475 watts?

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October 8, 2009 5:49:21 PM


Hi everyone,

I have a Dell XPS 9000. Just wonder whether the hd 4870 1g toxic is suitable for the system? Or what other card should i get for this spec? Or Should i change the PSU? I play games like GTA, NFS, far cry2 etc...


Intel Core i7-920 processor 2.66GHz
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
3GB (3X1GB) DDR3
1x640GB harddisk
1x500GB harddisk
16X DVD+/-RW
23 inch LCD
PSU 475 watts


a c 130 U Graphics card
October 8, 2009 5:52:30 PM

If it's a quality (Corsair, Cooler Master, etc) PSU you should be fine.
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October 8, 2009 6:19:47 PM

shadow187 said:
If it's a quality (Corsair, Cooler Master, etc) PSU you should be fine.


Hmm.. The brand is "Dell Flextronics"
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a c 130 U Graphics card
October 8, 2009 6:21:32 PM

Prebuilt PSU? I wouldn't trust it. Grab a Corsair 550W for 50$.
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October 8, 2009 6:30:00 PM

not too sure whether to change PSU for now cos it will void the 1 year warranty. Should i get other card instead? any card to recommend?
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a c 177 U Graphics card
October 8, 2009 6:58:21 PM

Dell PSUs are tough, reliable and underrated. They give plenty of power where it's needed-the +12v rail, and the website clearly shows the GTX260 as an option, a very similar card in terms of performance and power consumption to the HD4870.
You will be fine.
No worries.
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October 8, 2009 7:20:08 PM

hd 4870 1g toxic recommended power supply is 500 watts or greater on their web. Not too sure what it means? is for the card only or the whole system?
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a c 177 U Graphics card
October 8, 2009 7:29:43 PM

^Whole system.
Relax, you'll be fine.
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November 28, 2009 4:47:19 AM

Don't get another psu, just use the one that's prebuilt on your xps, its FINE.
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