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GTX Card for my Dell XPS 8300

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June 3, 2012 1:51:47 AM

Hi Guys. This is my first time on Toms Hardware so forgive me if I post this in the wrong section. I have a Dell XPS 8300 with an i7 2600 @ 3.4 ghz and an ATI Radeon 6450. I also have a 460W PSU. My question is, what kind of GTX card will work with my computer ? Will a GTX 560 work ? Thanks.

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June 3, 2012 3:04:55 AM

fantastik250 said:
The 6450 shows 28W max:

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6450/images/power_maximum.gif

According tom's hardware benchmark the GTX 560 1GB shows 200 W max:
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/23-Po...

Your CPU at load shows 86 W:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev...

The total if you were to add in the 560 would be at 286W. Your PSU should be sufficient enough.



Thanks for the answer. So does that mean that a GTX 570 should also be good ?
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 3, 2012 3:08:00 AM

Yes, the total load would be at 384 W, when you input monitor and RAM, and other things it may be different
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June 3, 2012 3:39:38 AM

So I can run a GTX 570 in my system ? :D 
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 3, 2012 3:41:41 AM

Yes, but please list out the specs of your computer. This is only based on your CPU and Graphics card you are getting. I have a feeling the other components might increase.
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a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2012 3:55:33 AM

What kind of power supply do you have? oem psu's tend to be on the cheap side (personal experience) and the gtx570 would require two 6-pin PCI. some 460W have two 6+2 (seasonic) but most have just one 6-pin PCI.
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June 3, 2012 3:56:18 AM

Specs :

- Dell XPS 8300

- Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.4 gHz

- ATI Radeon 6450

- 8 GB 1333 mHz Ram (Memory)

- P8H67 Motherboard

- 1 TB Harddrive

- Stock Dell Keyboard

- Stock Dell Mouse

- Dell ST2420L 24" 1080p Monitor

- Kinyo PA-115 USB 2.0 Speaker
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 3, 2012 4:07:30 AM

Good thing you told me your specs.


I factored in your GTX 570 and your specs

According to this it is rated at 607W minimum:
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

It is recommended you get a better PSU at 650W

With a 560 or 560 Ti you are rated around 550W: You may get a 600W or 620W.
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