650W Power Supply with Vostro 410

Hello, I've recently started the hunt for an upgrade on my system. My choices so far are the ATI Radeon HD 5770
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5316156&csid=ITD&body=MAIN

and power supply Corsair 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_re=corsair_power-_-17-139-005-_-Product

I am wondering if the card and power supply(5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) X 5.9"(L)) will fit appropriately into my Vostro 410(Got it about 2 years ago).

Another problem is that I'm not sure the 5770 will run on my Windows XP SP3? The 5770 supports dx11 which XP doesn't. Wondering if I need to upgrade to Windows 7.

Basic Specs:
Dell Vostro 410
Windows XP SP3 32-bit
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
4 gigs ram, but only able to utilize 3
No idea what my mobo is, but it uses PCI Express 1.1

Thanks for all the support in advance.
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  1. All you'll need is a good 450-500w psu and i'm pretty sure a full size Vostro uses an industry standard psu size.
    OZC ModXtreme psu's are a good value.
    If it's a small form factor or mini that's a different story.
    You'll have to make sure a 5770 will fit your case.
    Any one of these psu's will work
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%20600014020&IsNodeId=1&page=4&bop=And&CompareItemList=58%7C17%2D139%2D003%5E17%2D139%2D003%2DS01%2C17%2D341%2D016%5E17%2D341%2D016%2DS01%2C17%2D371%2D004%5E17%2D371%2D004%2DS01
    The OZC is nice because it's 80% modular so it will allow cable management and help improve airflow.
    I would look for a reference gpu that exhaust air out the back of your tower not inside it.
    Dell's don't have the best airflow.
  2. Find a reference card like this it's 8.5 inches and then some for power connection.
    http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/graphiccards/hd%205000series/5770.aspx#2
    PCI 2.0 is backwards compatible with 1.1.
  3. What is a reference card, sorry I'm new to this. The link you gave me showed the 5770.
  4. Oh yeah I see what they are. At first I thought that meant the cooling exhausts outside the computer case. I hate hate how most of the cards don't give you the dimensions in the specs.

    MSI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490&cm_re=ati_radeon_5770-_-14-127-490-_-Product

    Gigabyte: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125327

    Asus: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121363

    Oh yeah, does the 5770 run fine with Windows XP SP3?
  5. I found this card on sale today. Its the sapphire 5770 for 139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL062910&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL062910-_-EMC-062910-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsVideoCards-_-14102873-L09B

    I'm wondering if it would be compatible with Windows XP SP3?
  6. I don't see a problem and that is a reference model that will exhaust out the back of your case.
    Yes XP will run that and as far as DX11 is concerned that just applies to future games since very few feature it at the moment.
    95% of the games i play are not DX11 the majority are still DX9
  7. I feel like getting the 650W corsair because they are having a sale that just started. Only 69.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_re=corsair_power-_-17-139-005-_-Product
  8. Legify said:
    I feel like getting the 650W corsair because they are having a sale that just started. Only 69.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_re=corsair_power-_-17-139-005-_-Product

    If it's in your budget that is a great unit but you'll have to deal with a mess of cables in your case.
    I still think an OZC ModXtreme is your best bet they are a very good unit and modular=no extra cables =better airflow
    You really only need the 500W but the 700w is a good price too.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2050001550&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=58%7C17%2D341%2D018%5E17%2D341%2D018%2DTS%2C17%2D341%2D016%5E17%2D341%2D016%2DS01
    I'm saying this from experience concerning the cabling.
  9. I read the reviews on that power supply and I see a lot of DOA reviews. Nearly 3 pages.
  10. Legify said:
    I read the reviews on that power supply and I see a lot of DOA reviews. Nearly 3 pages.

    Well DOA''s happen with any company i own an OZC ModXtreme 600W i've had it for 3 months now no problems.
    I've had a DOA Intel cpu,a DOA WD Caviar Black,a bad stick of Corsair Dominator ram.
    They were all replaced doesn't mean i'll never buy product from those companies again.
    Reputable companies imo.
    Btw i don't put too much faith in Newegg reviews lol!
  11. Can you explain how modular power supplies work?
  12. Ahh i see the 500W modular power supply has a much higher L than the 650W corsair. So the cords are inside the power supply?
  13. Ok, so I guess I figured out that modular psu comes with the cords seperate, so you plug in what you need. I don't get why the 500W modular is bigger than the 650W non-modular though.
  14. Ok so the 500W 80% modular has the "essential" cables built in already, and the rest are for you to plug in yourself.
  15. Also the 600W you have looks good, but the fan is on top of the psu. Won't that blow hot psu air into the case.
  16. Legify said:
    Also the 600W you have looks good, but the fan is on top of the psu. Won't that blow hot psu air into the case.

    All quality psu's are made with the fans like that .Plus it's an intake fan not exhaust.
    You can mount it upside down if you want they are made to be mounted either way.
    Both of mine are mounted upside down in bottom mount cases.
  17. My power supply is located at the top of the case. Should I mount it normally then? Here take another look: http://s972.photobucket.com/albums/ae205/edlook/CPU/

    Quote:
    Ok, so I guess I figured out that modular psu comes with the cords seperate, so you plug in what you need. I don't get why the 500W modular is bigger than the 650W non-modular though.

    Quote:
    Ok so the 500W 80% modular has the "essential" cables built in already, and the rest are for you to plug in yourself.


    Can you also answer these questions? Thank you.
  18. Legify said:
    My power supply is located at the top of the case. Should I mount it normally then? Here take another look: http://s972.photobucket.com/albums/ae205/edlook/CPU/

    Quote:
    Ok, so I guess I figured out that modular psu comes with the cords seperate, so you plug in what you need. I don't get why the 500W modular is bigger than the 650W non-modular though.

    Quote:
    Ok so the 500W 80% modular has the "essential" cables built in already, and the rest are for you to plug in yourself.


    Can you also answer these questions? Thank you.

    Mount the psu whatever way allows for it to draw air in you don't need much mm in fact.
    I wouldn't be too concerned about size difference the OZC has a 135mm fan and the Corsair has a 120mm that's it.
    Yes the OZC has the main mobo power cords attached and the rest are for your other components.
  19. It looks like I'm getting a 600W OZC with the Sapphire 5770. Any last minute checks before I place my order? I hope it fits in my dell case..
  20. Just ordered from newegg. Thanks for the support. Will post any problems if any.
  21. Legify said:
    I feel like getting the 650W corsair because they are having a sale that just started. Only 69.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_re=corsair_power-_-17-139-005-_-Product

    Grab it before newegg changes their mind. :)

    With the exception of the modular cables, the Corsair is a much better power supply.
  22. Should've said it before I bought my OCZ =]
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