Looking to upgrade my PSU need to know if its possible

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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  1. I also want to know if I should install my new copy of W7 64 bit before OR after I do this.
  2. Almost any psu you put in there will work!
    If you want a good one, here's my suggestion: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004
  3. Second post, it doesn't matter, PSU's don't have drivers or anything like that...
  4. 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-radeon-hd-5570-gaming,2697.html
  5. 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..?
  6. 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-radeon-hd-5570-gaming,2697.html



    So.. I was thinking Radeon HD 5830..... But I still don't know what PSU to go with.
  7. 550w with a corsair is more than enough, especially with corsair, they can reach much higher than what they state...
  8. 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=N82E16817139005

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

    EDIT: What resolution are you playing games at?
  9. 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.
  10. 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=N82E16817139005

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


    I am going to DL my windows 7 that just came in the mail.
  12. Ok I'm back, on a different computer... But back :)
    jefe323 said:



    Thank you
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