7850 graphics card for XPS 8300?

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7850 graphics card for XPS 8300?

Postby Anonymouse20 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:40 am

Hi,

I would like to upgrade my current graphics card in my Dell XPS 8300. At the moment I have 6670 HD card which is somewhat weak. After doing some research 7850 seems to be the best option to go for. My PSU has 460W and I was wondering whether that would be enough for 7850 card. I am not using anything unnecessary, I have a normal keyboard, normal mouse and headphones. No blue-ray drives, no additional hard drives, no SSD, etc.

In your review you've said that 550W would be enough for crossfire and that you were using just 260W at full load.
( http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1955/11/ )

Below are all the possible options for 7850:
http://www.scan.co.uk/search.aspx?q=7850

I was thinking about buying XFX DD due to its cooling power:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-xfx- ... i-hdmi-mdp

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Re: 7850 graphics card for XPS 8300?

Postby DragonFury » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:07 pm

if you do plan on getting a bigger video card then yes I would upgrade the PSU.
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Re: 7850 graphics card for XPS 8300?

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:14 pm

You should be able to get away with a 460W power supply. How many Amps are on the +12V rail?
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