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March 8, 2011 11:12:42 AM

I'm thinking of buying GTA IV for my PC and playing it from time to time.

My graphics card is a weak HD 4350 with an even weaker 350W power supply, all snuggle in a XPS 8000 i7 PC.

In my previous thread, people recommended that I get a powersupply but, I'm not satisfied in the terms of which PSU and graphics card I should buy.

Apparently, the PSU sits in a very tight area within the machine, so I need someone point me in the right direction for which PSU to get and which graphics.

a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 11:22:12 AM

It looks like a normal sized psu to me, How much do you want to spend and then i can help you.
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 11:25:58 AM


Once again, if you're only looking to upgrade to a 5770 you don't need to replace the psu.
You can use pretty much any standard ATX power supply, just don't want one that's too long.
150-160 mm will work fine, Antec, Corsair or OCZ if on a budget.
As for the card, what do you want to be able to do ?
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March 8, 2011 11:28:05 AM

delluser1 said:
Once again, if you're only looking to upgrade to a 5770 you don't need to replace the psu.
You can use pretty much any standard ATX power supply, just don't want one that's too long.
150-160 mm will work fine, Antec, Corsair or OCZ if on a budget.
As for the card, what do you want to be able to do ?



a 5770 on a dell 350 stock watt psu, Lol i wouldn't do that there psu are cheap allready. Can't handle it system will loose stabilty
March 8, 2011 11:40:25 AM

delluser,

I checked the System requirements for the 5770 and it clearly states that it should have at least a 450W PSU.....

As for the card, I want to play games like GTA IV and maybe Modern Warfare....

Now all I need to do is narrow it down to a specific PSU, perhaps a thermaltake 450 because I saw a video on youtube, someone upgrading their 350W psu to a 450 Thermaltake. But I don't know which PSU it is...

Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tm622bVMbo

So yeah - Which one shall I buy?
a c 243 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 11:53:08 AM

cia24 said:
a 5770 on a dell 350 stock watt psu, Lol i wouldn't do that there psu are cheap allready. Can't handle it system will loose stabilty

Expected from a noob.
a c 243 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 11:55:25 AM

UsSy said:
delluser,

I checked the System requirements for the 5770 and it clearly states that it should have at least a 450W PSU.....

As for the card, I want to play games like GTA IV and maybe Modern Warfare....

Now all I need to do is narrow it down to a specific PSU, perhaps a thermaltake 450 because I saw a video on youtube, someone upgrading their 350W psu to a 450 Thermaltake. But I don't know which PSU it is...

Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tm622bVMbo

So yeah - Which one shall I buy?

Yes, I realize that graphics card manufacturers provide higher power reccomendations than what is actually needed, it's your money.
Low end Thermaltakes are generally garbage, stick with names like Corsair and Antec.
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 12:01:38 PM

delluser1 said:
Expected from a noob.


Lol you scum. Really your help is useless to people. stock dell psu are trash and that 350 will have issues running at i7 system and a 5770 while gaming.
a c 243 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 12:10:09 PM

cia24 said:
Lol you scum. Really your help is useless to people. stock dell psu are trash and that 350 will have issues running at i7 system and a 5770 while gaming.

Yep, gotta love noobs.
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 12:21:45 PM

delluser1 said:
Yep, gotta love noobs.


Yep, gotta love scum that collect a unemployment check and sit at home and think dell is a good companey anymore.
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 12:27:35 PM

Hey asshole, I'm retired.
I don't think Dell is a good company.
I do know about PC power consumption.
Get a clue.
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 12:29:50 PM

delluser1 said:
Hey asshole, I'm retired.
I don't think Dell is a good company.
I do know about PC power consumption.
Get a clue.


Lol, how do you retire off of welfare checks, This is what i want to know Mr. Expert.

and i7 and 5770 will tax an unefficent 350 watt oem psu, Provide me proof that it wont. k Thx Bye
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 12:36:26 PM

Wow, more immature with every post.
I've already gone beyond my usual, so I'll say it again and leave it at that;
Gotta love the noobs.
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 12:42:36 PM

delluser1 said:
Wow, more immature with every post.
I've already gone beyond my usual, so I'll say it again and leave it at that;
Gotta love the noobs.


With every post you evade my question. show me proof that a stock 350 watt oem junk psu can handel a i7 and a 5770 with no issue.
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 1:08:44 PM

i already ran into this idiot its not worth it user

noob will be a noob till he sees past his own nose and get over that arrogance
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 1:27:32 PM

obsidian86 said:
i already ran into this idiot its not worth it user

noob will be a noob till he sees past his own nose and get over that arrogance



Yeah well then you explane how a stock oem 350 watt psu can handel a i7 and 5770 in games and not have issues
March 8, 2011 2:37:50 PM

I'm quite new to this forum...*Points to my rank*

And already I've seeing the inevitable arguments on the internet.

All I wanted was some professional advice.

Thanks delluser1 and obsidian86 for your comments and help!

Back to the issue.............

I'll try to get a Antec then - I'm definitely going to purchase a new PSU simply because I might upgrade in the future....And besdies, 350W is just, you'know...Silly.

delluser1, Do you have any specific PSU in mind? I think i'll settle for a 500W..What you think?

UsSy~
a c 243 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 2:59:52 PM

UsSy said:


I'll try to get a Antec then - I'm definitely going to purchase a new PSU simply because I might upgrade in the future....And besdies, 350W is just, you'know...Silly.

delluser1, Do you have any specific PSU in mind? I think i'll settle for a 500W..What you think?

UsSy~

This is a good excuse to upgrade, but it helps to know what you might want to upgrade to.

Again, I like Antec and Corsair

Antec
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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