Can my PC handle this Card?

I have an Xps 8500
GPU: i7-3770
Ram: 16GB
PSU Wattage: 460w
Link to Pc: http://www.costco.com/Dell-XPS-8500-Desktop,-Intel%C2%AE-Core%E2%84%A2-i7-3770-3.4GHz.product.100010262.html

Can I use this graphics card?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404

Or do I need to get a better PSU? If I do, what would you suggest?
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  1. yep you need a good PSU . http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028 this should work fine
  2. I have a similar PC as yours, but just that it's a generation older, the Dell XPS 8300 (specs at my signature). You will need a new PSU, I don't think the 460 watt PSU that comes with the PC will work well with the HD 7870. Any 500 - 600 watts power supply should work fine like sam1911 listed.
  3. sam1911 said:
    yep you need a good PSU . http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028 this should work fine
    Would this work ok?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
    Just to save a few extra bucks?
  4. mcbeastly said:
    Would this work ok?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
    Just to save a few extra bucks?

    The difference between the PSU's is SeaSonic S12II 520 = +12V@40A , 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin
    & CORSAIR CX600= +12V@46A ,2 x 6+2-Pin . The thing is don't go cheap on PSU's for some extra bucks ! & stay on the save side :)
  5. sam1911 said:
    The difference between the PSU's is SeaSonic S12II 520 = +12V@40A , 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin
    & CORSAIR CX600= +12V@46A ,2 x 6+2-Pin . The thing is don't go cheap on PSU's for some extra bucks ! & stay on the save side :)


    You are totally wrong. Seasonic makes one of the best PSUs on the market. Here's a review from jonnyguru's website, he gives it 9.7/10. Seasonic is one of the only companies that makes their own PSUs, unlike others they rely on other companies to make the PSUs for them.
  6. ipwn3r456 said:
    You are totally wrong. Seasonic makes one of the best PSUs on the market. Here's a review from jonnyguru's website, he gives it 9.7/10. Seasonic is one of the only companies that makes their own PSUs, unlike others they rely on other companies to make the PSUs for them.
    No way I am saying Seasonic is Bad but the one he listed has low amp on 12 volt rail thats all .peace :)
  7. sam1911 said:
    No way I am saying Seasonic is Bad but the one he listed has low amp on 12 volt rail thats all .peace :)


    Oh. I don't think it will make a difference at all, since the HD 7870 doesn't use that much power. But neither PSU are fine.
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