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pystryker

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So, the stock card (GeForce GT 220) that came with my Dell machine is needing upgrading. Here's my machine's specs:

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
CPU
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz 60 C
Bloomfield 45nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 528MHz (7-7-7-20)
Motherboard
DELL Inc. 0X501H (CPU 1) 42 C
Graphics
AL2223W (1680x1050@59Hz)
AL2223W (1680x1050@59Hz)
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 (NVIDIA) 74 C
Hard Drives
932GB Seagate ST31000528AS (SATA) 39 C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GH50N
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

I have a 300 watt psu and want at least a 1 Gig card. Budget is around $150.

Thanks for any input :)
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Gday pystryker
You are going to be a bit limited in choice for a GPU on account of the PSU.
Could you give us a little more info please.
The model of the Dell, mini or tower? Looks like and XPS,
The brand/model of the PSU?


Thanks.


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Gday pystryker
You are going to be a bit limited in choice for a GPU on account of the PSU.
Could you give us a little more info please.
The model of the Dell, mini or tower? Looks like and XPS,
The brand/model of the PSU?


Thanks.



I've actually found that the psu is a 475 watt unit, but don't know the brand/model of it.


Studio XPS 435t / 9000 Tower
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Gday,
thanks for the update. 475W PSU makes the choice for the GPU much better. Found the specs on another forum, OP is doing the same upgrade.
Four cards to compare, the 650ti performs better but cost a little more.
> http://www.newegg.co...125-457:$$$$$$$

> http://www.tomshardw...mance,3462.html
> http://www.xbitlabs....st_4.html#sect0

You may wish to look for other reviews and take into account the games you play and the resolution you use.




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I'm kind of limited in where I can buy. I can really only buy from Dell, as I'm using an account of mine there. I've included a link to the cards I've found on their site, what do you suggest from these?

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The best card from the Dell site is the PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card, The Boost version not suitable, to expensive and require 2 x t pin PCI-E connections.
> http://accessories.u...k=baynoteSearch
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