Ok, I'm looking to upgrade my computer, and i want to put a new video card in it, but im pretty sure that will require a better power supply. Which might require a new motherboard... anways, I'm wanting to know if my motherboard and my processor will be able to support those parts well. My specs and the parts i want are listed below, feel free to include suggestions about parts. P.S. I want to stick with RADEON video cards. THANKS SO MUCH.
~DELL STUDIO XPS 7100
~DELL STUDIO XPS 7100 Motherboard (Not sure what is it, you might be able to find it somewhere)
~AMD Phenom x6 Six Core 1075T (3.0 GHz)
~DELL 550W Power Supply
~8GB DELL RAM
~I Don't really know many of the other parts, sorry!
I would go with the 7950. Great card to begin with, itll be a relevent card longer, and also it comes with 3 free games right now. Cant beat that.
On the AMD website it lists the 7950 as requiring only a 500w power supply to run it. Although it does require 2 6pin PCIE cables, which your OEM power supply probably will not have(check), meaning you'll need a new PSU.
You do not need a new motherboard.
Whichever video card you decide to buy, make sure there is room in the case to fit it. Some OEM cases have strange dimensions or internal layouts that wont allow a big video card like your looking at to fit in there.