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February 17, 2012 7:52:03 PM

I recently received a Dell Inspiron I620-798BK and plan to upgrade the the graphics card to an ATI Radeon hd6850, since I like to do a lot of gaming, as soon as I upgrade the power supply since right now I am stuck at 300W. However, my question is will the card fit in the computer?

Here is the website of the computer

www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Inspiron+Desktop+-+6GB+Memo...

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February 17, 2012 8:06:43 PM

if you choose that card you will be fry your card in thats mini case..
for save, dont go more than ati 6670 and use pure 450-500 watt psu from major brands (if you use 1360x768 on 18.4" LED)..
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February 17, 2012 8:29:29 PM

Ok thank you for your help!
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February 17, 2012 8:29:36 PM

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February 17, 2012 8:47:21 PM

paladan09 said:
Ok thank you for your help!

Don't bother with what that other guy said because he is wrong you can run a 6850 in a mini OEM PC case so long as you can make it fit in the case and dont worry the 6850 is power efficient and cool running so you are safe make sure you case takes a standard PSU here is a good one for you - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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February 17, 2012 9:03:24 PM

as what Boopoo said you want have a problem with it, it just wont last for probably over 5 years, and it may be loud, but you shouldn't have a problem, these card are safe up to around 80c
if i can recommend a card considering you have limited space, look into the new 7770, it is small and powerful
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 17, 2012 9:04:46 PM

Boopoo said:
Don't bother with what that other guy said because he is wrong you can run a 6850 in a mini OEM PC case so long as you can make it fit in the case and dont worry the 6850 is power efficient and cool running so you are safe make sure you case takes a standard PSU here is a good one for you - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


you need at least a 500 ( more like 600)
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February 17, 2012 9:07:19 PM

Xthealienatorx said:
as what Boopoo said you want have a problem with it, it just wont last for probably over 5 years, and it may be loud, but you shouldn't have a problem, these card are safe up to around 80c
if i can recommend a card considering you have limited space, look into the new 7770, it is small and powerful
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dude the 6850 is the same size and cheaper and more powerful than the 7770 plus $180 is a rip on top of a rip off price when they go for $160 which is still to high priced being that a 6850 is $140 and faster.
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February 17, 2012 9:12:09 PM

Xthealienatorx said:
you need at least a 500 ( more like 600)

Nope cause between the CPU and the 6850 GPU the PC will be pulling under 200 Watts that leaves an overhead of 200watts to run the other parts with.

i3 CPU = 65watts max

6850 = 125watts max

so that leaves 200wats to run the Mobo, HDD, Ram and Optical drive witch 200watts is plenty more than enough.
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