Upgrading GPU for Dell XPS 420

Hi everyone.

I currently have a Dell XPS 420 with a Q6600 core2 quad @ 2.4ghz and 4GB of DDR2.

At the moment I'm using a palit geforce gt240 1gb ddr3. I'm wanting to upgrade my card to be able to play games such as Guild Wars 2 and Diablo 3 on high settings on a resolution of 1280x1024.

I am also planning on upgrading my psu to something around 750watt before hand as I currently have only the stock 375watt stock psu.

Any help would be great.

Thanks in advance :)
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  1. You don't need a lot of graphics power for 1280x1024. A 7770 or a GTX 650 will do just fine. Just make sure you upgrade that PSU.
  2. If you don't plan on using sli or crossfire 750W is way to much, a Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, XFX or OCZ 500W is more then enough.
  3. HD7770 or GTX650 would be a good upgrade, neither one of them would require a psu upgrade

    HD 7770 is rated 10 watts higher than a GT240
    GTX650 is rated 6 watts lower
  4. Thanks for all the input guys.

    From what I've read the 7770 seems to be a good option, might go with that :)
  5. If you get the 7770, you might not even have to change the power supply. Dell has a decent track record of good power supplies, and the 7770 only uses 80W of power.
  6. agreed, the 7770 would not require a PSU change. i have a 6770 running very well off a dell 375w, and the 7770 uses even less power.
  7. Dells so limited without changing the psu to get a really up to date insane gpu
  8. His PSU can run a 7770 just fine.
  9. Deemo13 said:
    His PSU can run a 7770 just fine.

    Yea i know that would work but im talking about for deeper cards like a 7970,7970 or even the deep 8000 series cards he would need to swap psu but i totally agree the 7770 would go easy in his rig
  10. Well, I figured he wouldn't be putting that on a Core2, but I see your point.
  11. I just noticed that both the cards mentioned are pci-e 3.0 and my pc only has pci-e 2.0? Would the 7770 still function in my rig?
  12. It should function fine yes.
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