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Choosing Best 3D GPU for XPS 8300 System

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February 22, 2012 1:03:44 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Starting now, willing to wait a month or so if it's worthwhile

BUDGET RANGE: USD $100-300

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Skyrim, home theater/watching movies, Fallout 3, Witcher, DragonAge, future RPG's

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI HD 5670
460 Watt 1 6-pin adapter

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: DELL XPS 8300 Intel Core i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10 GHz 8Gig RAM (Service tag 83DKDP1)


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: none

PARTS PREFERENCES:
none

OVERCLOCKING: no idea

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no idea

MONITOR RESOLUTION: current monitor (HP 2009m 1600x900) to be replaced by 3D display depending on GPU choice

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
My first post was a bit vague, but another 12-15 hours have educated me a little bit as to what I need to ask/know.

Ideally I'd like to get a card/monitor setup that works with NVidia's 3D Vision 2 without having to mess with the PSU.... When I called Dell, they indicated that the GT-545 and the GT-530 were compatible, though when I went through NVidia's "Help me choose a graphics card" wizard it listed neither of those, but rather suggested the GTX 560, GTX 460 (both of which appear to need 2 6-pin connectors which I don't seem to have) the GTX 550 Ti, GT 520, GTS 450 and the GT 440.

Are any of those the right choice here? Is there a better one? And once I choose a GeForce card--what's the difference between PNY, Zotac, EVGA, etc. Is there a recommendation for the manufacturer as well?

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a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2012 2:36:22 PM

minimum one card solution 560 ti, i think, i have very bad frames with 3D Vision and some games that i play on ultra need to go for low-medium for acceptable 30 frames...

this site is normally recommended for buying computer parts:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but if you wan't to play at 3D With solid 60fps you will need:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

None of those will work with your current psu, so i don't think there is a safe way to add a 3D Vision Card without messing with the psu.

if you really can't change it you can try the 550 ti that will be able to play "Some" games in 3D Vision for the brand i recommend you MSI if you find, Asus/Evga/Gigabyte are also good.

The 550 ti you can find here too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 22, 2012 3:21:27 PM

ricardois said:
minimum one card solution 560 ti, i think, i have very bad frames with 3D Vision and some games that i play on ultra need to go for low-medium for acceptable 30 frames...

this site is normally recommended for buying computer parts:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but if you wan't to play at 3D With solid 60fps you will need:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

None of those will work with your current psu, so i don't think there is a safe way to add a 3D Vision Card without messing with the psu.

if you really can't change it you can try the 550 ti that will be able to play "Some" games in 3D Vision for the brand i recommend you MSI if you find, Asus/Evga/Gigabyte are also good.

The 550 ti you can find here too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Excellent! Thanks! Now, I hope the Monitor Forum ppls can help me choose the best monitor to go with this....
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February 22, 2012 3:21:38 PM

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February 22, 2012 6:48:31 PM

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