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Hello, I was wondering if I could upgrade my Dell XPS 420's card or if it would be more worthwhile to build my own PC. (I've included a picture of my specs in Speccy, CPU-Z, and GPU-Z.)

http://image.bayimg.com/paidkaadk.jpg

-Sean

P.S. Yes, I'm aware that my card is pretty hot at the moment.
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  1. Bookcase said:
    Hello, I was wondering if I could upgrade my Dell XPS 420's card or if it would be more worthwhile to build my own PC. (I've included a picture of my specs in Speccy, CPU-Z, and GPU-Z.)

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    -Sean

    P.S. Yes, I'm aware that my card is pretty hot at the moment.



    All that picture tells me is 403 forbidden, I would just build a new one nothing like new stuff with new technology. Whats your budget btw?
  2. I hate that case it is a hot mess, my friend had one and we ended up replacing the psu, installing 1 aditional fan (that was all that was available) and installing a HD 5770, its a decent midrange gaming rig, but nothing special, the antec earthwatts 380w psu would be a great upgrade along with say a 5770 level of gpu, what are the full system specs of your rig?

    here is a link to the earthwatts psu:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033&Tpk=antec%20earthwatts%20380w
  3. http://i.imgur.com/UHiFj.png

    Here's a new link, sorry about the last one.
  4. cia24 said:
    All that picture tells me is 403 forbidden, I would just build a new one nothing like new stuff with new technology. Whats your budget btw?


    €800 at most.
  5. jjb8675309 said:
    I hate that case it is a hot mess, my friend had one and we ended up replacing the psu, installing 1 aditional fan (that was all that was available) and installing a HD 5770, its a decent midrange gaming rig, but nothing special, the antec earthwatts 380w psu would be a great upgrade along with say a 5770 level of gpu, what are the full system specs of your rig?

    here is a link to the earthwatts psu:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033&Tpk=antec%20earthwatts%20380w


    Thanks for the suggestion. I can't buy from newegg, though. (I live in Ireland.)

    Also, I just uploaded a picture of my specs above.
  6. ok well for your processor you will be held back a bit by its lower clock speed but you can get an antec earthwatts 380w psu and an hd 5770 and that would fit your system nicely imo but I would not go any higher than that gpu without oc'ing your cpu which im pretty sure you cannot with a prebuilt dell bios, so make those small suggested upgrades and start saving for a new Sandy Bridge or Bulldozer build, maybe even Ivy Bridge
  7. jjb8675309 said:
    ok well for your processor you will be held back a bit by its lower clock speed but you can get an antec earthwatts 380w psu and an hd 5770 and that would fit your system nicely imo but I would not go any higher than that gpu without oc'ing your cpu which im pretty sure you cannot with a prebuilt dell bios, so make those small suggested upgrades and start saving for a new Sandy Bridge or Bulldozer build, maybe even Ivy Bridge


    I cannot overclock on a Dell bios (as you said), and I don't think using software to overclock would be very smart, any suggestions?
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    yeah like I said use what you have and do the upgrades I suggested above then start saving for a new build
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