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Dell xps 8300

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August 16, 2011 9:49:20 PM

anyone know what power supply i can have replaced with the 460w that dell put in?
i need one that is (150 x 140 x 86 mm) and will work good with a radeon 6870 and higher cause im gonna update my gpu for when battlefield 3 comes out.

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August 16, 2011 10:09:58 PM

i think the case is ATX for the xps 830, so any ATX PSU should work. i would take out the existing PSU, measure dimensions, check the cable connectors (mainly #PCIE/SATA/12V) and hte motherboard connector (20 pin or 24 pin) and buy one with the required dimensions/connectors.

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August 16, 2011 10:20:59 PM

CX600 or Silverstone strider 600 would be good enough.
if you want better PSUs look at Antec earthwatts/gamer high current or Corsair TXv2
500w-600w would be fine.
August 16, 2011 10:25:01 PM

im getting confused with the different size on dimensions like 5.91" x 5.51" x 3.39"
what does the x mean?
im new with this stuff so forgive me for my stupidity
August 16, 2011 10:27:38 PM

it means 'times', when you describe the size of a rectangle, you'd say it's "4cm times 3cm" or something like that.
Don't worry about size too much, all ATX psu would fit.
August 16, 2011 10:39:31 PM

how high of a psu do you think i will need with one gpu?
for atx i can only find 700w im trying to get 800 because i want to make sure it will max out my gpu for battlefield 3. still havent decided what gpu to get that will be able to run high settings for that game when its out.
August 16, 2011 10:40:42 PM

a good 500 is all you need.
anything over 600 is absolute overkill.
August 16, 2011 10:59:30 PM

why would you even look at that.
a good 600watts would be overkill, look for $60-$80 psus, not $140 ones.
the length can vary, it should fit.