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Is this power supply and video card compatible with my rig?

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August 24, 2012 7:33:18 PM

Hey everyone, I'm running a Dell Inspiron 580 that I bought a couple years back when I was just getting into PC gaming, and I was looking to upgrade my graphics card to a more current one, but I see now that the 300 Watt power supply I'm running really won't cut it anymore.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B50qjpVWqP3OZ0NjUXVqYXB... here are the specifications for my computer

(The current card is a Nvidia GeForce 210, not the integrated card.)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... this is the card I was hoping to purchase (It looks compatible from what I can see but I'm not entirely sure.)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... is the power supply...

I just wanna confirm that this would work before I purchase anything... if this doesn't work, can you guys recommend to me something better? I'm in a $200-300 price range, and i'm shipping in the US.

Thanks alot in advance guys!
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 7:40:54 PM

you would be cutting it very close with 300W, but i run a HD 6770 +i3 2120 off a 300W supply

dont buy diablotek, they dont build with quality in mind, if anything go for somthing like http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
August 24, 2012 8:15:59 PM

Ah, I probably should have specified, my main purpose for this build is to play Dark Souls, and evidence has thus far suggested that it and ATI cards do not mix well.
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August 24, 2012 8:34:22 PM

Hmm check what power connectors the card requires and what PCi power connectors your psu has - the motherboard will require a 4pin and the graphics card is likely to require just a 6pin (I think). Also, on the website it should give you a minimum power requirement.
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 9:34:37 PM

ahh yes, just to specify, the HD 6770 and the GTX 550 are competing cards, thus use about the same amount of power
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