I've got a 2ish year old Dell XPS 730x. Here is the stock system it came with:
MB: MSI OEM Board Model MS7543 Ver 1.0 (no aftermarket version with 3 dimms I can find thats similar)
CPU: Core i7 950 @3.07GHZ (8 cpu)
GPU: Nvidia GTX 285
RAM: 6 GB DDR3 Ram
Power: 1000w PSU (Dell H1000E-01)
Sound: Onboard optical + SoundBlaster Xfi Titanium
OS: Windows Vista (yuck)
So far here's what I've upgraded:
GPU: GTX 285 => GTX 570 (2.5gb)
RAM: 6GB => 12GB Corsair Dominator GT
OS: Vista => Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
I've been considering getting a second GTX 570 for 3D Surround (would require purchasing a third monitor as well). My question for the community is what is my weakest link in this system? What should be my next upgrade?
Are you running a 64bit O/s?
if so I'd say the only 'weak' point is the generic Psu
Good point. I am running 64 bit Win7 Pro (OP updated).
As far as the power supply is concerned, I was surprised when I learned my Dell PSU is actually 80Plus certified. I wonder if I'd notice switching to a Corsair 1200 or something similar. I really don't know what makes a "good" PSU beyond the 80Plus and similar certifications.
Heres a sticky from one of the forums that may help, http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/314712-10-please-re...
I'd believe the dell unit is 80+ but what are the amps like on it?
thats the main consideration most people should look at, but overlook as Watts are the advertised 'measure',
use johnny guru and other hardware review sites to check out prospective units
And @Welshcake, Op has already upgraded to 12Gb along with the card,
not sure if he's just gaming or what, but its already bought