Let me start off by saying I know very little about computers... I have a standard dell XPS400 with apparently a 375W PSU and Geforce 7300 LE graphics card. What I'm looking for is a new graphics card capable of smoothly running Blue-ray off the computer and various videogames such as BF2.
My snag seems to be that getting a quality card puts me above what the 375W provides. So what would you suggest on upgrading both the 375W PSU and a videocard? I'm looking to spend around $200-250. I'm basically just concerned about compatibility with the xps400. Any suggestions of a product, possibly from newegg.com?
alright sweet, Im just gonna go with the gts250 then... quick follow up.. there's like 10 different companies that pop up when i type in GTS250 into google shopping... does it matter what company makes the GTS250.. I see ZOTAC, galaxy, Nvidia etc... all the same??
BTW, thanks alot for the response rolli, I do appreciate this, I'd be in the dark otherwise and prolly have to take a trip to Bestbuy and get robbed.
Alright everything I've read says that card's the way to go with the 375 PSU in my XPS400... I'm gonna hold off overnight incase anyone posts any horror stories, otherwise I'm gonna jump on it in the morning.
Your dell 375 watt psu has 30 amps combined on both the +12 volt rails (check the sticker) The GTS250 only requires 24 amps http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it is written under specifications. The Dell 375watt unit is equal or better than many generic 450 watt units.