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May 30, 2011 3:43:23 PM

Hi guys myself ram from India, i just brought a new dell xps 8300 :bounce:  with the following configuration...

Dell™ XPS 8300,

Intel® Core™ i5-2300 Processor (2.8GHz, 6MB Cache) :wahoo:  ,
4GB (2X2GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz Memory,
Dell ST2420L 61cm (24") HD WLED :wahoo:  ,
1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT420 (max. possible GPU) :cry:  ,
1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing,
Single Drive:16X DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer Write,
Chipset Intel® H67 (only 2 PCIe slots with cramped space),
460W power supply :cry:  ...

for 53,000 INR ( approx. $1200)

i know its not a big deal but her in India it takes time to update to the latest tech. and they are extremely costly :fou:  .
this config. is the max. which i could get from a dell retailer in India.The HP's in India had a best of i3 processors in their line up,so i was led to end up here. Now my problem is i am satisfied with every thing in this desktop except the GT 420 :cry:  which is a very weak GPU for handling games like AC2, NFS shift 2, NFS HP, black ops, GTA 4, Dirt 3, e.t.c. Now my questions are...

1) is this GPU (GT 420) enough for running these games and games coming for next 1yr. at least on low settings.(has any one tested its performance)

2) or is there any other card which does the job and fits within my 460W supply around 5,000 INR ($125).( this desktop is tested with a max. GPU of HD 5770)

# I brought this GT420 prebuilt for $100 from dell, so i guess it is a waste of $100 if i upgrade my GPU so soon...
I am in a big dilemma,any suggestion is appreciated please help me guys....

Thank you.

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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2011 10:40:21 AM

You're being ripped off there.

1: No, plain and simple.

2: Maybe the 6790 could fit in that power budget, but it wouldn't trust a Dell OEM PSU with it if i'm going to be honest.
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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2011 11:26:59 AM

First of all ,you just bought a crap for rs53000.You could have much better config if you had bought the parts seperately.
Second,You only have one PCIe2.0 slot running at x16 mode.
Yes,it GT420 is capable of playing games at lowest possible settings for 1year.
Since you have a good CPU I would suggest you to wait and buy a good gfx card along with a good PSU in future.


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May 31, 2011 11:52:45 AM

Blimy, $1200 for a PC of that spec is over-priced. But I suppose that is the going rate for your part of the world. If you can I would return the whole PC and look for somthing better.
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May 31, 2011 1:47:44 PM

Thanks for your quick replies...

@ Griffolion: ATI 6790 would be a great option but it requires 4 6-pin connectors but my psu have only one :??: 

@ sayantan: Thank god gt 420 work at least on low settings for next one year, secondly i am sure i would upgrade to a better GPU later but i wonder is it easy to change the dell PSU unit with a better one...

@tobensg: No, Dell doesn't take back its systems unless it is a faulty one...

And what about this nvidia GT 550Ti which requires 400W power supply and one 6-pin connector. I am not going to overlock my processor for any reason. will this combination be good???


once again thank you for your helping tendency....
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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2011 1:51:11 PM

Actually the 6790 only requires one 6-pin connector, i don't know why you think it's four :S.
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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2011 2:44:34 PM

Its not the wattage which really matters.Its the amperage on the 12v rails which is most important.I would suggest you to see the dc current raitings of your psu written on the side of PSU.If the 12v rails can provide around 30A you are good to go.(Most of the good quality 400W PSUs have such raings.)
To answer your question,yes its always easy to change PSU.
Also keep in mind that long cards like 6970/580/570 might not just fit in your cabinet.So check the length of the cards before buying.
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May 31, 2011 3:02:18 PM

@sayantan: When i saw the power supply unit it was mentioned as follows...


+12VA 18A
+12VB 16A
+12VC 8A
+3.3V 17A
+5V 25A
-12V 0.3A
+5V aux 2.0A

+5V and 3.3V SHALL NOT EXCEED 142W

+12VA, +12VB and +12VC SHALL NOT EXCEED 385W
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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2011 3:10:29 PM

You are good to go with 550Ti.:) 
even HD6790 wouldn't be problem.You have to use molex to 6pin pcie converter.
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May 31, 2011 3:19:14 PM

sayantan said:
You are good to go with 550Ti.:) 


Yup, i too think that is the best possible GPU for my desktop without any upgrade and does it have equal or lesser dimensions than HD 5770 because that is the max. GPU tested on this system...
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a c 173 U Graphics card
June 1, 2011 2:22:24 AM

a 6790 uses more power than a 6850, but performs slower. its a power hungry piece of crap like the 5830's. go a 6850. dell psu's are generally decent.
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June 1, 2011 3:58:01 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
a 6790 uses more power than a 6850, but performs slower. its a power hungry piece of crap like the 5830's. go a 6850. dell psu's are generally decent.


What is the price of HD 6850, my budget is < $125 (< 5000 INR)...
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a b U Graphics card
June 1, 2011 4:02:22 AM

Don't get down in the dumps with that psu.I own a dell studio xps 8000 which is the previous version of the xps 8300 and I bought the 1.8gb gtx 260 from dell which is running on my system for more than a year without any problems.I have even overclocked my card without any problems.Now if I can run a power hungry gtx 260 on that psu along with an i7 a gtx 460 or a 5770 should be no problem
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June 1, 2011 2:23:43 PM

celpas said:
Don't get down in the dumps with that psu.I own a dell studio xps 8000 which is the previous version of the xps 8300 and I bought the 1.8gb gtx 260 from dell which is running on my system for more than a year without any problems.I have even overclocked my card without any problems.Now if I can run a power hungry gtx 260 on that psu along with an i7 a gtx 460 or a 5770 should be no problem


Really :o  , then i would consider upgrading to a HD 6850 or a GT460 :bounce:  .
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June 1, 2011 2:25:41 PM

Thank you all pals, without u all i wouldn't have solved this problem...
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June 1, 2011 2:26:41 PM

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a c 273 U Graphics card
June 1, 2011 7:22:30 PM

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