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Dell XPS 8300 graphic upgrade with stock psu

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May 22, 2012 9:14:58 PM

Hello Community,

I just recently purchased a Dell XPS 8300 and was wanting to get a new GPU but don't really want to change the psu if I don't have to. My specs are as follows:

Intel Core i7-2600 at 3.8ghz
1TB 7200RPM HDD
16GB DDR3 RAM
Currently no graphics installed (got it this way)
24" Monitor
Stock PSU is 460w I believe

computer will be used for gaming (skyrim, diablo 3, CSS)

Im more a fan of Nvidia cards but with this being an intel chip a lot of people say "ATI is better" though I'm not too sure. I have another system that's AMD running an nvidia card flawlessly and most ATIs I've owned in the past seemed to crap out or have driver issues. Anyway if I can get any recommendations on a good card that will work with this stock PSU that would be most helpful, I have a $375 dollar budget. Thanks everyone for any input!
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May 23, 2012 2:54:53 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Graphics & Displays by Pyree
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May 23, 2012 3:16:57 AM

did you try the graphic card you got in this system or the psu could not handle her
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May 30, 2012 5:12:30 AM

scout_03 said:
did you try the graphic card you got in this system or the psu could not handle her


It didnt come with one when we got it, i got her a 6750 for now so she can atleast play Diablo with me, was looking into a 68xx but havent had the time to research the psu requirements for any.
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May 31, 2012 8:47:49 AM

hey buddy why dindnt you go for a hd 7750 which is much better?
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June 1, 2012 8:38:58 PM

panwala95 said:
hey buddy why dindnt you go for a hd 7750 which is much better?

funding haha our son was just born so he's been stealing all our cash ;) 
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June 8, 2012 2:07:08 AM

I put a GTX 560ti 448 into my wife's 8300. It works great, fits fine and at full load the system still draws well under 300w, so no problem with the psu. That machine can take a lot more gpu than DELL sells it with (and frankly, I'm horrified by the list of graphics card that Dell "recommends")
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