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Looking to upgrade my PSU need to know if its possible

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a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2010 12:16:51 AM

I have a prebuilt computer *Was not my choice... it was a gift.. :( *

Dell Studio XPS 435MT..
*Click for specs they are in that review*

And I need to know if its possible to upgrade the PSU in there.. I want to upgrade the graphics card so I can have 2 monitors *1 for gaming 1 for other stuff.*


I know this is a bit off-topic *its not PSU or cases* but I also need to know what type of graphic card will work for the computer.. I know some graphics cards have different types of ports.

If you need anymore info just say how to get the info in the thread and I will do so.

Thanks,


Randomacts :D 

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a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2010 12:18:00 AM

I also want to know if I should install my new copy of W7 64 bit before OR after I do this.
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a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2010 12:19:56 AM

Second post, it doesn't matter, PSU's don't have drivers or anything like that...
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a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2010 12:22:11 AM

looks like a standard ATX psu should be fine. I would recommend getting a corsair, antec or seasonic psu.

you can install windows either before or after as it won't make a difference

check this out for a good gpu:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-rad...
a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2010 12:22:32 AM

Quote:
Second post, it doesn't matter, PSU's don't have drivers or anything like that...



For that comment I was mostly asking about my video card... but I assume its pretty easy to reinstall drivers.

Quote:

Almost any psu you put in there will work!
If you want a good one, here's my suggestion: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139004


I was looking for a PSU with a little more power... 550 is a bit low.. Isn't it..?
a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2010 12:31:11 AM

jefe323 said:
looks like a standard ATX psu should be fine. I would recommend getting a corsair, antec or seasonic psu.

you can install windows either before or after as it won't make a difference

check this out for a good gpu:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-rad...



So.. I was thinking Radeon HD 5830..... But I still don't know what PSU to go with.
a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2010 12:32:55 AM

550w with a corsair is more than enough, especially with corsair, they can reach much higher than what they state...
a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2010 12:34:35 AM

Well, not really considering that PSU will run any single graphics card on the market and that you won't be able to Xfire or SLI without a motherboard upgrade.
However, since it's cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, make sure that the graphics card will fit in your case.

EDIT: What resolution are you playing games at?
a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2010 12:35:50 AM

Computerrock1 said:
550w with a corsair is more than enough, especially with corsair, they can reach much higher than what they state...



Ok thanks.. :)  So it ends up $300 shopping trip..


Do you happen to have a link to a good guide for installing video card/PSU... I know its not hard but I don't want to screw anything up.
a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2010 12:38:14 AM

duk3 said:
Well, not really considering that PSU will run any single graphics card on the market and that you won't be able to Xfire or SLI without a motherboard upgrade.
However, since it's cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, make sure that the graphics card will fit in your case.

EDIT: What resolution are you playing games at?



1366 X 768

But would really love to upgrade in the near future... :)  I hate this small screen.
a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2010 12:48:47 AM

*sigh* @duk3 asking a question but not responding...


I am going to DL my windows 7 that just came in the mail.
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