I have a Dell XPS 8100 Studio desktop which I hardly use anymore due to getting a new rig and I wanted to give it to someone as a gift. I replaced the ATI AMD 5770 that was in it for a XFX 6770 ( Which I know it just a copy and paste of the 5770 just with minor tweaks) and it all runs fine and dandy, but before I get ahead of myself let me put the specs:
CPU: Intel i7 870 @ 2.9 GHZ
GPU: XFX 6770 1GB GDDR5
RAM: 8GB DDR3 ram at 1300MHz
PSU: 350-watt ( Its a dell psu so idk the specifics )
MOBO: Dell Inc. 0T568R
HD:1465GB Seagate ST31500341AS (RAID)
Then 1 DVD+RW optical drive
I know just the thought of a 350watt psu will make someone cringe but overall the power consumption at full load is only around 280 watt range which is more than fine. I know the Dell PSU's are pretty good in quality but if i were to OC the GPU does anyone think that it might fry it all? 300 watts at max is reasonable. Would the power consumption rise dramatically?
I'm just gonna give it to someone as a birthday gift and should be plenty for whatever they may use it for but i'd like to give it extra kick. Any Thoughts?