I have a Dell XPS 8100 and was hoping to upgrade my ATI 3870 to a 6850. However, Dell doesn't offer that option and the service rep I chated with didn't even know what the 6850 was... so I was wondering if I should order one and try it out on my computer or if I should just stick with the options that Dell recommends (though purchased from somewhere cheaper). Anyways, here's my specs:
3.20GHz Intel Core i5-650 with 4MB cache
6GB Dual Channel 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
1TB, 7200 RPM hard drive; 16x DVD+/-RW Drive
ATI HD 3870.
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit) operating system
600 Watt Power Supply.
600w psu, that should be enough, but knowing dell, its a generic 300w labeled as 600w. Do you know a more specific brand? Also, the 6850 is short, but dont forget to measure your case for it! Everything else looks fine though, as long as your mobo has an open PCI 2.0 x16 slot.