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Radeon HD 7850 fit inside Dell Studio Slim 540?

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July 22, 2012 2:58:28 PM

OK, I am a noob who has not gamed much over the last few years (if at all). A game is coming out which I do really want to play (MW Online). I checked the system requirements and it would seem it would work fine provided I upgraded my graphics card. I checked the reviews here for PCIe 2.0x16 etc cards and found one I think will work: Radeon HD 7850. I am just a little uncertain if it will fit in the case I have and whether I need an upgraded PSU as well or not.

My specs:

Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.5Ghz
8GB RAM
Windows 7 64-bit
AMD Radeon HD 4300/4500 <-- Replacing this.
750G HD Caviar Black
PS-5251-5 PSU 250W
July 22, 2012 3:07:48 PM

No youll need a new case, PSU and then the 7850.
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July 22, 2012 6:56:43 PM

vrumor said:
No youll need a new case, PSU and then the 7850.


So the 7850 will not fit in my current case I take it.
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July 22, 2012 9:39:09 PM

dosdecarnitas said:
and a new PSU, how about this (cheapest i could get but still really good)

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

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

if you plan to get a better card the PSU should be another one


Hello,

So I would be able to transfer the components of the Dell Studio Slim to the case you listed? if so should I choose a Corsair HX series PSU as indicated in this thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/334823-28-transfer-co...

Checking Newegg the HX seems to be out of stock.
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July 22, 2012 9:52:32 PM

yes you should be able to transfer your components without reinstalling windows, one thing you ought to know is that dell cases are custom made and the power button and the front panel might be some kind of a head ache because they usually use diferent wiring layouts, if you choose to transfer your components, my recomendation is browse the internet for the front panel diagram in the motherboard so when the new case arrives that wont be a problem

regarding the Power supply i thought those days where over after pentium 4 but maybe maybe just in case go for the one they tested in the other post and knew that worked fine
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July 23, 2012 10:42:55 PM

dosdecarnitas said:
yes you should be able to transfer your components without reinstalling windows, one thing you ought to know is that dell cases are custom made and the power button and the front panel might be some kind of a head ache because they usually use diferent wiring layouts, if you choose to transfer your components, my recomendation is browse the internet for the front panel diagram in the motherboard so when the new case arrives that wont be a problem

regarding the Power supply i thought those days where over after pentium 4 but maybe maybe just in case go for the one they tested in the other post and knew that worked fine


The one they tested is discontinued and may not be needed for the reason you stated. I guess it is time to get into hardware again. I thank you for the recommendations I will be ordering the case and PSU now to get them in an plan the transfer. I figure the graphics card can wait until I am done with that.
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July 23, 2012 10:53:41 PM

Actually can anyone recommend a specific producer of the Radeon HD 7850? There seems to be many options.
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July 25, 2012 4:39:32 PM

I always like Sapphire. I have a Sapphire 7850 and couldn't be happier. Love the dual fans and single 6 pin power connector. I've also heard good things about the ASUS and MSI 7850s, but don't have one personally.
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August 1, 2012 11:51:59 AM

I did what was suggested and everything works great. Thanks everyone!
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August 1, 2012 11:52:25 AM

Best answer selected by casarez.
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