Need Help Upgrading GPU and PSU

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

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

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 >

Please help me out? Thanks





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


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.

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Yes sorry about the confusion I meant the GPU. Let me take a inside picture and show it to you.
  5. 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
  6. Or this
    Seasonic make the best psus
    This is gold and FULL modular and sli ready...
  7. If you want to save some money for eample to buy a different case this is the best for the price, 500w is enough
  8. 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.
  9. 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

    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 ;)
  10. ^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
  11. 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$
  12. And the 680 is fittable in my case? That's my main concern
  13. 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

  14. Nope . Go for 680 then :D
  15. 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
  16. If I were to get the 670 would that be 670 or the 670 FTW?
    And is this the one you are talking about?
  17. Best answer
    For just an 670, I would get this

    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)
  18. As for the 680 it should be the same size as the 670 right?
  19. Yes as long you buy the external exaust nvidia factory model .
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. The exhaust version are the ones with the single fan at the end of the card

    sorta like this

  23. ^ Agreed, Thanks Stickmansam

    Heres one review OP might find useful
  24. So Im going to buy this

    And Im assuming it will perfectly fit in my case after I remove the tuner and my old card?

    Looks like I will be saving money to get RAm as well. I have 6GB looking to upgrade to 8GB
  25. I think so, you can and should double check prior to purchase now that you know their size (psu and GFX Card).

    Good luck
  26. 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.
  27. imomun can you help me find a ram?
    My max I can go is 8GB.
    Is there a faster ram/gaming that is 8GB ?
  28. 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.
  29. No I currently have 4GB and 2GB. I can just take both out and buy x2 4GB ones.
  30. Best answer selected by lekihayasaki.
  31. the corsair should be alright

  32. Both the ones you linked are compatible - what you want to buy is 8GB (2x4GB) DDR 3 1600MHz Cas 9.
  33. I heard the 1600MHz is faster
  34. Anyone on? A suggestion would be nice.
  35. The Ares set is the best gb/price but there are much cheaper sticks for 2x4gb = 8gb as 8gb is enough for ram
  36. Would the AMD one be good as well?
  37. Would the AMD one I posted be good? Or Ares is better?
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