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August 16, 2011 11:13:19 PM

i ordered a dell the specs are below.
if i get a better gpu and psu will i be able to run games at high to max settings? im going to be getting battlefield 3 so its one game id like to atleast be able to play on high.
this is the psu im going to get to replace the 460w that dell put in so im able to run a better gpu http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Superb-720-GE-P610A-C2...

what gpu should i try to get or should i wait till november to get one thats not out yet?



Intel Core i7-2600 processor(8MB Cache, 3.4GHz)
8GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4x2GB
Single AMD Radeon HD 6870
1TB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, English, No Media

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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 16, 2011 11:16:48 PM

If your PSU is a 460 watt provided by Dell you actually don't need to upgrade it.But if you feel you need to this one is much better for the money

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Power-Supply-Version-CM...

With a 6870 you should come close if not be able to play on high settings.BF3 is seeming to be very CPU demanding so your 2600 should handle it pretty well.

How many amps are on the +12 rail(s) for the 460 watt PSU?
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August 16, 2011 11:24:27 PM

i have no idea i just know its 460w, i have a picture of what the computer looks like inside if that would help.

does it matter if the psu im gonna buy is uk version? cause i live in the us
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 16, 2011 11:39:19 PM

If you live in the U.S. why are you using Amazon.uk?

A picture would be helpful yes.Espically if you have one of the chart on the back of the PSU.
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August 16, 2011 11:48:07 PM

cause the psu i wanted was found in the amazon uk, its out of stock on new egg.

i only have a picture of what it looks like inside not in back, and its a picture from someone else who has an xps 8300 like the one i ordered.

heres the picture

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/690/dellxps8300ins...

and heres a picture of the psu replaced on someones pc thats an xps 8300

http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__...

this is the psu that was used to replace the one that dell put in

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 17, 2011 12:23:10 AM

Well your system with a 6870 doesn't even break the 300 watt barrier so if you want you could keep the current 460watt from Dell since they make quality PSU's.
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August 17, 2011 12:29:35 AM

well i wanted to get a new gpu so i can max my settings on games like gtaiv and if i do that i know i will need a better psu then.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 17, 2011 12:55:36 AM

Why would you need a better PSU? The PSU has nothing to do with your performance in games it only supply's power.If you wanted a more powerful card than a 6870 then you might need to upgrade.

On a side note don't expect much from GTAIV.It has to many bugs.You can spend $3000 on a machine and play GTAIV and it will still perform like a $300 machine.The people that coded the game did a horrible job.
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