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Wondering About Upgrading. Needing Suggestions.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 20, 2012 4:58:25 PM

Here are my specs

System Manufacturer: DELL Inc.
System Model: Studio XPS 435T/9000
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5450

I was wondering about updating this GFX card because im a off and on gamer and want something that can run better games... These are what ive been suggested

GeForce GTX 460 Overclocked 1024MB GDDR5

AMD Radeon HD 6670 1 GB PCI Express Graphic Card

Anything else that would be better... I can post any and all specs you need... Im just not the greatest when chosing hardware...

1 last thing... 300$ budget (im only a college student).
a b U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 5:54:54 PM

A 460 is FAR better than a 6670. However, it does require 2 6-pin PCI-e power connectors, which your dell probably doesn't have. Dell's tend to come with very low capacity cheap-o power supplies. You should be able to pick up a graphics card that's plenty powerful for less than $200 (the GTX 560 ti can be had for $185 after MIR and is significantly faster than the 460), buy a solid power supply unit (a 650w should be plenty) for around $50-80 and still be under budget. Just make sure to get your psu from a quality company like corsair, xfx, etc.
January 20, 2012 5:58:00 PM

First what kind of PSU are you using? A GTX560Ti is less $300 and much better than GTX460
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a b U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 5:58:54 PM

I would go with :

6870 (better than GTX 460)


Total : 225$ before rebates and shipping and you'll see HUGE improvements with gaming. Good luck ;) 
January 21, 2012 12:56:22 AM

Best answer selected by TylerRenner.