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I have a Dell XPS from 2 years ago

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December 10, 2009 4:34:48 PM

Hello I have a Dell XPS with a Q6600, Nvidia 8600GS and 4 gigs if ram. What would be a good Nvidia card to upgrade to? I play StarCraft, WOW, RTS games and Diablo 2, FPS games. The system is from 2 years ago. I have Vista on it.

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December 10, 2009 4:45:24 PM

What model XPS do you have? or better yet provide the PSU specs. Also, what is your budget?
December 11, 2009 2:43:58 AM

It is the XPS 420 Dual 2 Quad Q6600
+2.40 GHZ 2.39 GHZ The power supply is 375 watts.
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December 11, 2009 2:44:40 AM

jay2tall said:
What model XPS do you have? or better yet provide the PSU specs. Also, what is your budget?


Budget is about 200 or 300 dollars and less
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December 11, 2009 2:51:57 AM

GTS250 It will run on your PSU!
December 11, 2009 5:03:43 AM

Is that a good card? What speeds are available for it?
December 11, 2009 8:56:25 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,24...

rolli59 recommended a good card, the GTS 250. However, it is just a rebranded card from the previous generation, the 9800 GTX+, but the value is very good, its a powerful and cheap card, and is a lot less than ure budget, so that’s great.

But as ure budget is USD 200 - 300, I'd advise the GTX 260. A lot of them are on newegg for less than USD 200.
Also, I’ve only mentioned these as you asked for NVIDIA. Otherwise I DEFINITELY recommend you get the HD 4890; it’s on par with the GTX 275, in fact, it’s slightly better.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3539

On newegg the starting prices are:-
GTS 250 - USD 110.
GTX 260 - USD 175.
HD 4890 - USD 185.
GTX 275 - USD 280.

The 4890 is the most powerful single chip card that ATI had from the 4000 series generation. At this time, it’s unbelievable bang-for-buck.

P.S. - You need a 500 W PSU to run a GTX 260, but a 550W costs the same, they’re about USD 50.

Gd luck.
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December 11, 2009 10:50:26 PM

seerwan said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,24...

rolli59 recommended a good card, the GTS 250. However, it is just a rebranded card from the previous generation, the 9800 GTX+, but the value is very good, its a powerful and cheap card, and is a lot less than ure budget, so that’s great.

But as ure budget is USD 200 - 300, I'd advise the GTX 260. A lot of them are on newegg for less than USD 200.
Also, I’ve only mentioned these as you asked for NVIDIA. Otherwise I DEFINITELY recommend you get the HD 4890; it’s on par with the GTX 275, in fact, it’s slightly better.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3539

On newegg the starting prices are:-
GTS 250 - USD 110.
GTX 260 - USD 175.
HD 4890 - USD 185.
GTX 275 - USD 280.

The 4890 is the most powerful single chip card that ATI had from the 4000 series generation. At this time, it’s unbelievable bang-for-buck.

P.S. - You need a 500 W PSU to run a GTX 260, but a 550W costs the same, they’re about USD 50.

Gd luck.

Power supply is the reason I recommended the GTS250 it is a huge step up from 8600GS
December 16, 2009 12:36:15 PM

rolli59 said:
Power supply is the reason I recommended the GTS250 it is a huge step up from 8600GS


Hello

Does anyone know if I can upgrade the PSU on the Dell MB?
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