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March 9, 2013 7:51:34 PM


Ok after Extensive research I have come to a conclusion on the GPU and the PSU I want to buy.



GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5, DVI, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-way SLI Ready Graphics
Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2680-KR

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007KC1R3A/ref=ox_sc_a...



PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFODI/ref=ox_sc_a...



The PC I have right now is the DELL INSPIRON 620 and no it's not the slim one

I need to know IF THE PSU AND THE GPU will fit and be compatible with the Motherboard and such.

This is the Exact PC I bought from dell > http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=f...




Please help me out? Thanks





APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: 680$

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (BO2, TERA, BF3, DARKSIDERS, WARZ)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: AMD Radeon HD 6450 and 300W PSU (Stock)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Mobo 0GDG8Y using a icore i5 Sandy

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon

PARTS PREFERENCES: EVGA cards and Corsair PSU but if you find something better I can consider it.

OVERCLOCKING: No Idea, just need it for gaming at max settings without lagg.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 7:59:16 PM

The PSU will fit for sure but its hard to determine if the case can fit the 680 (most should).

You need to measure the distance from the back panel to the hdd cage in the interior of the case to find that out

I would prefer getting the 7950/7970/7970ghz as they are much better bang for buck and you can fit in an SSD as well after that
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March 9, 2013 8:01:34 PM

Also Stickmansam. The PSU I want has to DVI one up and one below. While my Case only has one line slot and under that is the tuners. I was wondering if I can remove the tuners to make it fit?

Here is a picture

http://i.imgur.com/ydCbz2A.jpg
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 8:08:25 PM

Is the tuner using an pcie slot or an pci slot and how are they arranged on the motherboard?

You mean GPU not the PSU right?

Yeah you can move the tuner away if you don't need it or move it to another slot lower if the mb has the slot for it lower down
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 9:07:29 PM

You may not be able to fit the 680 into the case, may not be enough room

take a tape measure and measure from the gpu port opening all the way to the hard drive case

The tuner card looks like it can be moved down
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March 9, 2013 9:24:29 PM

Do I use CM or Inches to measure? And the Tuner can be removed I dont use it.
As for the Card Marcopolo listed its a bit too high for me and I don't think that would fit. And the first two PSUs you listed are way over the price than what I picked out. I picked 750 because it has more room for expansion I won't have to buy a new PSU again unless it broke.
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 9:25:54 PM

Since you have alsready decided on chipset saves us the trouble :) 

PSU looks fine for the built you can even use a Corsair 650W that leaves you room if SLI in future.

Why not a 670FTW perfomance wise aGTX680 out of box? And Price after rebate: $379.99
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Dual-Link-DisplayPort-Graphi...

Note its also built on a full size GTX 680 PCB
Im using this now and im very pleased@1080p

you can fitem perfectly in that case

drop down the pcie mini to bottom slot

Hope this helps ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 9:30:27 PM

^yes a nice decently OC'd 670 cab match/beat the 680

cm and inches are fine, we can always convert them

I would actually get this PSU as long as you're willing to not buy from amazon

It is of slightly better quality and slightly cheaper

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750snlb...
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March 9, 2013 9:33:23 PM

So you are saying 670 is better than 680?
I am going with the 750W PSU

Money is not a problem as it all fits in 680$
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March 9, 2013 9:34:13 PM

And the 680 is fittable in my case? That's my main concern
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 9:35:03 PM

Here is an OC 670, FTW version that is $50 less than the 680



MSI OC version, only about $30-40 chepaer than the 680 but matches the 680


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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 9:35:57 PM

Nope . Go for 680 then :D 
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March 9, 2013 9:37:12 PM

Alright Im going for the 680. As you told me before Imomun will it fit in the case and be compatible with my mobo?

Also the PSU should fit perfectly right?

@Stickmansam thanks for the comparison
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 9:39:43 PM

For just an 670, I would get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tad bit over budget good OC 680 with new case, PSU and SSD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($453.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $695.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-09 18:39 EST-0500)
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March 9, 2013 9:42:47 PM

As for the 680 it should be the same size as the 670 right?
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 9:44:21 PM

Yes as long you buy the external exaust nvidia factory model .
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March 9, 2013 9:47:29 PM

Imomun what do you mean by that? Sorry Im clueless.
I decided to buy the 670 FTW instead of the 680. I checked reviews and the only difference it 680 had a bit more fps. And I could use that extra money to upgrade my ram
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 9:50:52 PM

My apology, I was saying that the one looks like my link is a reference design from nvidia rather than any custom designs as others has suggested.

So if you buy a reference pcb GTX680 thats the size of 670 FTW
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 2 x 4.4 inches
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 9:51:59 PM

The exhaust version are the ones with the single fan at the end of the card

sorta like this



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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 10:01:26 PM

I think so, you can and should double check prior to purchase now that you know their size (psu and GFX Card).

Good luck
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March 9, 2013 10:04:37 PM

Alright on a last note.

Which RAM should I get? I have Inpiron 620 Desktop. Currently 6GB I want to max it out which is 8GB.
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March 9, 2013 10:28:25 PM

imomun can you help me find a ram?
My max I can go is 8GB.
Is there a faster ram/gaming that is 8GB ?
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 10:36:31 PM

your memory modules probably 240 Pin DDR3 PC3-10600 1333MHz


But you pic shows you dont have any empty slots left for mem upgrade sorry my friend.

But good news is 6GB is not bad for games so you can skip it for now.
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March 9, 2013 10:38:47 PM

No I currently have 4GB and 2GB. I can just take both out and buy x2 4GB ones.
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March 9, 2013 10:43:31 PM

Best answer selected by lekihayasaki.
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 10:47:28 PM

the corsair should be alright

Thanks
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a c 90 U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 10:49:53 PM

Both the ones you linked are compatible - what you want to buy is 8GB (2x4GB) DDR 3 1600MHz Cas 9.
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March 9, 2013 10:52:41 PM

I heard the 1600MHz is faster
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March 10, 2013 1:50:47 AM

Anyone on? A suggestion would be nice.
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a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2013 4:48:09 AM

The Ares set is the best gb/price but there are much cheaper sticks for 2x4gb = 8gb as 8gb is enough for ram
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March 10, 2013 4:51:56 AM

Would the AMD one be good as well?
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March 10, 2013 9:33:07 PM

Would the AMD one I posted be good? Or Ares is better?
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