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Will my video card fit in my motherboard?

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December 6, 2009 10:34:22 PM

So a year and a half ago I bought a Dell XPS/Dimension 420. Yesterday, my Geforce 8800GT died, so here I am!

All the new video cards require a stronger PSU than my current one (I only have a 425W psu), so yes I know I'll have to upgrade. I was thinking of getting:

http://www.amazon.com/Coolmax-Nvidia-Certified-Modular-...

Is that a good PSU?

I was thinking of getting either the ATI radeon 4850 or the 4890, but I am not sure if it will fit in my motherboard properly. Here are some pictures (not the best quality) I took of the insides of my computer:

http://img19.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=img0601dx.jpg

http://img13.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=img0604d.jpg

A friend of mine said that my motherboard is backwards, so getting a PCI 2.0 card wouldn't fit properly because of the black box would be in the way (no idea what it does, I think it funnels air to the cpu?).

What do you guys think? I was thinking of getting either:

Radeon HD 4850
http://www.powercolor.com/Global/images/assets/PCIE_HD4...

or Radeon HD 4890
http://www.dinokomp.si/images/PowerColor%20Radeon%20HD%...

Any thoughts? Thanks!
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