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Hi!

I was thinking of buying DELL STUDIO XPS 435 and wanted to update it's graphic card to EVGA 295 GTX... what are the things that i should consider before i change the graphic card?

Basically, i want a computer with 3 main things..

- Intel Core i7 920
- EVGA 295 GTX 1.7GB
- Tri-channel DDR3 RAM


How do i go about doing this? My budget is $1700.00 dollar. Can it be done?


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For a high-end computer, I'd definitely recommend building your own. A Dell PSU probably won't be able to power a GTX 295, and Dells are notorious for being shaped so that a normal PSU can't fit in them. Let us know if you want to explore that route (building your own), and we can give you some suggestions. A good place to start looking is newegg.com.
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Edited by Antimsaash, 09 March 2009 - 02:25 PM.

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For a high-end computer, I'd definitely recommend building your own. A Dell PSU probably won't be able to power a GTX 295, and Dells are notorious for being shaped so that a normal PSU can't fit in them. Let us know if you want to explore that route (building your own), and we can give you some suggestions. A good place to start looking is newegg.com.

Hi

Thanks for the reply...

I was looking at newegg today but i couldn't find the required things under my budget If you could please help me explore some of the things, it would be awesome.. I'm new to "Building my Own" PC. I do not know anything about this..

I checked some of it but it went over 1700 dollars and i can't afford more than that.

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Hi!
I was thinking of getting these to assemble from Newegg.com
What do you think i should add, change or any good recommendations?

Chassis: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119138
Processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115202
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813121361
Video Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130442
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145224
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136284
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139002

Thanks :)
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Argh! Sorry for not replying sooner. I somehow lost my subscription to this topic.

Anyways, looks like I didn't really need to reply because that looks like a mighty fine build.

A few small things I would change:

Get this RAM. It is cheaper and better than the RAM you've picked out.
For $5 more, I'd get the Superclocked version of that GPU.
If you will be overclocking, you don't want an Intel motherboard. Even if you won't be overclocking, I still have reservations about recommending an Intel motherboard. On the cheaper end, I'd go with this Gigabyte board, while if you are looking at doing serious overclocking, I'd have a look at this EVGA board.

The rest looks great. Note that if you plan on using SLI in the future, you will want to get a more powerful PSU.

Also, don't forget that you will need a DVD drive and an operating system.
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Thanks for the prompt reply, ur the best.

Ya i completely forgot about DVD drive :)

Thanks...
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Hi!

I have bought following things and i'll be haunting you down when assembling it because i don't know jack about assembling it.

Order Summary
Qty Product Description Price
Order #: 15888599

1 Nvidia Gift - OEM
Item #: N82E16800999088
Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

1 COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119138
Standard Return Policy

1 EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813188039
Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

1 EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130446
Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

1 CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139002
Standard Return Policy

1 Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202
Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

1 OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227381
Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136284
30 Day Return Policy

1 Logitech G15 USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16823126034
Standard Return Policy

1 LG Black Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA Model GGC-H20L - Retail
Item #: N82E16827136133
30 Day Return Policy

1 DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #174578 -$40.00
1 DISCOUNT FOR AUTOADD #470 -$49.99
Subtotal $1,678.91
Tax $0.00
UPS 3 Days $42.72
Rush Processing $2.99
Order Total $1,724.62
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Hi!

Did i need to buy the HEAT SINK as well???

Thermal Compound and stuff like that?
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No, the CPU you bought will come with a heatsink that has pre-applied thermal compound.

If you will be overclocking, then you might want to look into buying a better heatsink. If not, the included one will be just fine.
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