What would happen...

Hello,
I have a couple of simple question (If you know more about pcs than me, which im pretty sure you do ;))
1)what would happen if i insert one of these graphic cards
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161363
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348
into this systemm..
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/vostro-460/pd
With the i7-2700 CPU, 8GB RAM, and a 350 Dell power supply..
2)will it damage the hardware or will it run decent?
3)and can i actually get a higher Dell power supply that will able to run the system?
4)and if not, what would be a good graphic card that is close to the HD radeon HD6850 that would run on this system?
thanks..
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  1. The psu which you have will not run this card.
    Get a Corsair 500w psu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&Tpk=corsair%20500w
    a higher psu is recomended but this will be just enough for youif you do not do any overclocking
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    this is a very good option for psu upgrade
  2. Well i need a PSU to run with Dell since only their PSU's work cuz of dimensions
  3. Dell does use good PSUs and tends to rate them for continuous rather than peak usage like most. The 6850 might work in that system without a PSU upgrade but you would be pushing it...
    I believe your computer should be able to use any ATX PSU if you want to upgrade it. This would be a good choice for $49.50 and easily handle the HD6850 or better cards;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371047
  4. mjsharma said:
    The psu which you have will not run this card.
    Get a Corsair 500w psu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&Tpk=corsair%20500w
    a higher psu is recomended but this will be just enough for youif you do not do any overclocking
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    this is a very good option for psu upgrade

    Where is a higher PSU recommended? The CX500 can handle what he wants easily with as much overclocking as he wants. The Antec PSU I linked above is both better and cheaper though. TX650 is just pointless overkill IMO.
  5. It is an overkill I know, but he don't have to upgrade his psu again and again in future.
    And I know that Dell psus are rated for continuous power but do you have any idea about the amps on +12 v rail?
    This was the reason why I thought a PSU upgrade will make sure that nothing goes wrong, and I am against pushing PSU to limits as it can get unstable depending on the temprature
  6. Yeah, a PSU upgrade is the best way to go. Like I said his current PSU may work but it's not a very good idea even if so.
  7. So just to make sure, I can infact replace the powersupply on the dell vostro but i have to find one with similar dimensions?
    I've been looking all over the internet just to be sure but everyone says a different thing..well, i dont know why Dell doesnt have their own replacement PSU's with higher supply for their systems.
    thanks for the help :)
  8. Like I said earlier your computer should be able to use a standard ATX PSU.
  9. jyjjy said:
    Like I said earlier your computer should be able to use a standard ATX PSU.

    Right, check that cabinet and get the form factor of it..
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