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Will a dell XPS 8300 run a GTX 560 ti

Hi everyone. I'm planning on replacing the graphics card on my dell XPS 8300. The dell website tells tells me that the XPS 8300 will run a GTX 560 ti and even offers to include it in the computer when you have it assembled. However, the computer only has a power input of 460W, and the Nvidia website says the GTX 560 ti needs at least 500W. Seeing as I'm not planning on replacing the power, can I get a GTX 560 ti, or should I settle for the less power-hungry non-ti version (which requires a 460W minimum)?
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  1. It should run it without problems. What we need to know is how many amps you have on the 12v+ rail. It is a label on the PSU. 170 watts divide by 12 is about 15. So you will need at least 15 amps on the 12 volt rail (I think). Get somebody else more experienced to verify this...

    Good luck
  2. shadow_city said:
    It should run it without problems. What we need to know is how many amps you have on the 12v+ rail. It is a label on the PSU. 170 watts divide by 12 is about 15. So you will need at least 15 amps on the 12 volt rail (I think). Get somebody else more experienced to verify this...

    Good luck



    Well, it that's what matters, then I guess it will run if they offer to sell it with the P.C......
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    Yes you're fine running the ti with your 460W PSU, just use the molex adapter and plug the PCIE 6 pin power connector from your PSU. If your PSU doesn't have 1 PCIE 6 Pin Power Connector you'll have to change your PSU without any question.

    Total system power with the ti in full stress is 320W, your PSU can deliver that.
  4. ilysaml said:
    Yes you're fine running the ti with your 460W PSU, just use the molex adapter and plug the PCIE 6 pin power connector from your PSU. If your PSU doesn't have 1 PCIE 6 Pin Power Connector you'll have to change your PSU without any question.

    Total system power with the ti in full stress is 320W, your PSU can deliver that.



    How do I check what kind of power connectors it has without taking my computer apart?
  5. Quote:
    I'm not a fan of running a PSU with adapters though people do and it does work.
    I like to make sure my PSU has the 2 6-pin plugs or more for dual GPU's and not use adapters.

    Can you list the advantages and disadvantages of running the Molex to PCIE 6 pin , Expert?
  6. I really didn't mean to laugh at you but i did want to know your point of view :lol:
    Quote:
    you seem somewhat sensitive, don't want to hurt your feelings over IP Addresses..

    I'd love to :lol:
  7. Too funny

    The DPS460 in the XPS 8300 should be ok for a 560Ti
    http://diybbs.zol.com.cn/21/300_206898.html

  8. Not all the Dell PSUs are standard.
  9. ilysaml said:
    Not all the Dell PSUs are standard.
    True, but that is the one that's used in the XPS8300.
  10. Thought I saw this the other day, someone who didn't have any luck with a 560 Ti and the stock psu in an XPS8300

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/326527-28-problem-dell-8300
  11. My dell Dimensions have different PSUs and they are the exact same model, one have a 4 pin molex and the other has the regular sata connectors.
  12. Interesting. But that rail should deliver the rated 150W. Sounds weird.
  13. ilysaml said:
    My dell Dimensions have different PSUs and they are the exact same model, one have a 4 pin molex and the other has the regular sata connectors.
    I know there are different revisions in some cases.
    Doesn't change the fact that the DPS460DB with pigtailed 6 pin connectors is the psu used in the XPS8300.
  14. ilysaml said:
    Not all the Dell PSUs are standard.

    Nowadays they are... They use TFX12v supplies in their slimlines and ATX12v in their regular cases.
  15. Quote:
    all this Dell talk and I'm starting to miss mine, still got one at my parents house... ;)

    is this related to the topic?
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