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August 16, 2012 2:02:41 AM

Hi all,

I just got a refurbished dell Vostro 470 MiniTower with the following specs :

Processor: Intel Core 3rd Gen i5-3450 Processor (3.10 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.50 GHz)
HD : 500GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Power Supply : 350W Power Supply
RAM : 4 GB Dual Channel DDR3 (1600MHz)
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0

I am installing a Samsung 830 128GB SSD as a primary drive and I was thinking of installing a decent video something my power supply can support. Here is a link of the power supply specs. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/521/photo1dn.jpg/

any input will be greatly appreciated.
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a b ) Power supply
August 16, 2012 2:38:56 AM

I'd go with 7750 as you don't need to run any molex to PCI-E adapters. I just would never use those as I don't trust them.
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August 16, 2012 3:11:02 AM

Can you assure me a 7770 would work on 350watt psu ? like more than certain, cause i would buy one now.
August 16, 2012 3:14:05 AM

miwyi said:
Can you assure me a 7770 would work on 350watt psu ? like more than certain, cause i would buy one now.


Yes, it will definitely work but i check if your PSU has a PCI-e power connector.
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a b ) Power supply
August 16, 2012 3:18:09 AM

Well its a Dell, so the power supply is actually viable in terms of actually being good. I would recommend the 7750 still. It would have much headroom to run. That would be my recommendation.
August 16, 2012 3:19:02 AM

Cant you just get a decent ~400-500w PSU???? they are very cheap and good too.
August 16, 2012 3:56:39 AM

miwyi said:
Considering this i need 388w for the 7770 and 356w for the 7750,
Test with current vga is 349watt , Seems fair enough ... So yeah i think ill be upgrading the PSU aswell .
Would this Work ?
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Supply-RS50...


Not a good power supply.

Your minitower is the limiting factor for your power supply....these are pricey in the higher watt segment.

Stick with the HD 7750. These have been put into 250-300 watt power supply systems.

Dave
August 16, 2012 4:24:42 AM

Thanks for link Everybody Really useful, I'll stick with cheaper one, i didnt wanted to spend alot at first.

And basically with a Decent PSU the 7750 is still better ? or i shall stick to the 7770 :D 
August 16, 2012 4:26:28 AM

Get the 7770
August 16, 2012 4:28:58 AM

miwyi said:
Thanks for link Everybody Really useful, I'll stick with cheaper one, i didnt wanted to spend alot at first.

And basically with a Decent PSU the 7750 is still better ? or i shall stick to the 7770 :D 
either will work you decide 7770 is better than 7750 ;) 
August 16, 2012 4:33:08 AM

DavidY said:
Mine was DOA. Had to pay $17.xx to ship it back to Newegg.ca too. :( 

Dave
that sucks sometimes that happens though
August 16, 2012 5:10:23 AM

look here your current PSU should handle a 7750

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August 16, 2012 5:41:39 AM

Basically, if you get the 7750 you would not need a new power supply.

If you got the 7770, you would need a new power supply.
August 16, 2012 5:49:59 AM

Deemo13 said:
Basically, if you get the 7750 you would not need a new power supply.

If you got the 7770, you would need a new power supply.
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August 16, 2012 6:42:36 AM

regina_49 said:
buy this psu then to be safe it might make DavidY feel better
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$5 off w/ promo code EMCNBJF33, ends 8/20 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Corsair Builder Series are not my favorite power supply....only would buy it if the selection or budget was extremely limited. Too many reports of whining noise.

Dave
August 16, 2012 6:45:46 AM

DavidY said:
Corsair Builder Series are not my favorite power supply....only would buy it if the selection or budget was extremely limited. Too many reports of whining noise.

Dave
:lol:  well i give up he wants cheap and that's the only choices
August 16, 2012 6:49:37 AM

Yeah, Ill just go without trouble with the 7750. At least Ill run Decent, And i have a 1440x900 resolution screen, so the 7750 is perfect. Thanks alot for tips guys :D 

PS: on My Actual PSU it says 350W but also << SHALL NOT EXCEED 300Watt >>
August 16, 2012 6:52:03 AM

miwyi said:
Yeah, Ill just go without trouble with the 7750. At least Ill run Decent, And i have a 1440x900 resolution screen, so the 7750 is perfect. Thanks alot for tips guys :D 
Your welcome bro. :D 
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a b ) Power supply
August 16, 2012 6:59:20 AM

Sounds like a plan.
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