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Upgrading my Dell Studio XPS 435MT

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September 14, 2012 12:49:59 AM

Eventually I want to buy the Dell U3011. Currently, I have the dell 2209wa.

Specs:
I7 920
12.0GB of ram
64bit operating system
5800 radeon series

I cannot figure out what my power supply unit is but it is very bad. I believe it is only like 400+W.

I figured if I want to upgrade my monitor and GPU, I would first need to upgrade my PSU. That being said, what recommendations do you guys think I should get? I prefer to use Amazon since I have bad experiences with newegg (never delivering on time). I'm thinking I should get between 900-1000W - I might just go all out in the future.

Also, please recommend my GPU. I don't know my motherboard too well so I hope you guys understand the Dell Studio XPS 435MT computer. :hello: 

So please link Amazon recommendations for both PSU (900-1000W) and GPU (especially this since I don't really understand my motherboard too well)

Thank you!
a c 243 ) Power supply
September 14, 2012 1:03:38 AM

dhsolid said:
Eventually I want to buy the Dell U3011. Currently, I have the dell 2209wa.

Specs:
I7 920
12.0GB of ram
64bit operating system
5800 radeon series

I'm thinking I should get between 900-1000W - I might just go all out in the future.

Building your own with 3 graphics cards, 900-1000w would be a good idea
As it sits and with most any single card upgrade a 550w is plenty
Got a budget in mind?
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September 14, 2012 3:38:15 PM

For both PSU and GPU only, I would want it to be less than 1000 dollars. Perhaps 800 dollars?
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a c 243 ) Power supply
September 14, 2012 4:36:41 PM

That's a hell of a budget for a card and psu that's going into a Dell

Less than half of that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this to give more room than would be needed for a future SLI build, it's just a good deal at the price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this as an example
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or, because I don't want to be thought of as biased
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'd utilize the entire $800 ( $785 before any tax and shipping, $70 in rebates )

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or Case and PSU ( + $30 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Even using the Dell value ram you should be able to do some overclocking and get more out of the 920 and ultimately the card

The guys down in the New Build section could probably do better if you were to take the idea there
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