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February 27, 2013 1:55:28 AM

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%A...

Can I use this graphics card?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or do I need to get a better PSU? If I do, what would you suggest?

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February 27, 2013 2:32:11 AM

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.
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February 27, 2013 7:11:35 AM

mcbeastly said:
Would this work ok?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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 :) 
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February 27, 2013 11:31:25 PM

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.
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February 28, 2013 1:51:30 AM

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 :) 
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February 28, 2013 1:58:18 AM

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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