I am getting a 6870 off a friend and wanted a setup to go along with it. I am aware it will be bottlenecked, but i'm getting a good deal, so i rather get this.
Plus, by the end of the year cpu mobo will be upgraded as well, so that issue will be taken care of .
But can you help me with the power supply and case selection.
Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor E6550 (2.33GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
4GB (4X1GB) NECC Dual Channel DDR2 667MHz SDRAM Memory Pre-Loaded Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium OEM Version (32-bit)
500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
256MB PCIe(TM) x16 ATI Radeon(TM) HD 2400 XT w/TV-Out, VGA and DVI
Integrated Sound Blaster(R) Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio Software
PSU - 250W
Or please go to this forum message on the Dell forums and on the bottom there is a diagram of my motherboard. I think i have 530 or 530a judging by the position of the battery socket. Forum Link
I was thinking
Antec One case. - My concern is that will the 6870 fit (Sapphire 6870)? And my motherboard is compatible right?
Antec High Current Gamer 520W power supply. Will this be ok with my motherboard?
I think the front power/reset button is combined by Dell, but others say it can work.
That case and PSU will be fine for your upgrade plans.
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Dell has also done away with proprietary connectors for the most part as well. Looks like your current motherboard uses a standard front panel connector and USB headers. So, moving the guts to a new box shouldn't be too big a deal.