I am a newbie when it comes to computer upgrading, however, I have decided to upgrade my system.
My current system is:
Model: Studio 540
Hard Drive Capacity: 700GB
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
RAM: 6GB of DDR2
Operating System Type: Vista 64-bit
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3450
Power Supply Model Number: DPS-350XB-2
Power Supply Max Power: 350W
DVD/CD-ROM Drives: Optiarc DVD+- AD-7200S ATA Device
I am wanting to upgrade my computer's graphics card. I am aware that if I do, I will need to upgrade my computer's power supply with it.
The following are 2 links to the graphics card and the power supply I am currently interested it. I want to make sure these would be compatible.
Thats a nicea card!!!! I like! Well for one you really have to make sure what type of PSU your Dell needs. Some Dells need an odd PSU, but if it's a standard ATX that will make it much cheaper. The PSU you've listed; no, no, no. Spend the money and get a CoolerMaster, BFGtech or Antec to name a few top brands IMO. I bought a case with the same brand PSU in it and what a nightmare, get a good one to feed that GPU beast. EVGA recommends AT LEAST a 500 watt PSU, I'd look at a 600watt to have a little wiggle room IMO. Hope this helps, good luck.