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Alan1998

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I don't know if this will help you... It's a dell XPS 8500
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Micro ATX MBs do not give you much room for upgrades - see attachment below;
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Hmm. Okay. So I got the video card and it actually fits! It's fantastic. No more lag issues!
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Thanks for the follow up Alan :thumbsup:

I am pleased to hear that you are happy with the new video card, can I ask what GPU it is that you purchased.
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Sure! I bought a GTX 760 in the end. The recommendation you had or some other techie on the forums. I'm about 40watts under the minimum and it still works perfectly! It's extremely silent. It also comes with a overclocking prgram, but given the situation on power and it voids all warranty I won't be doing that...

Title: Geforce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC.
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It is not a good idea to use an under powered PSU as it will deprive not only the GPU of the clean and stable power that it needs but also all of the other hardware, this will damage them and bring about a premature end of their expected life span, also please note that the recommended power supply is the minimum that is recommended.
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Hmm. Okay. I'll get a stronger one
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Your new GPU requires a minimum of 500W so you should look for 550 to 600W, the best price and quality that I could find wasThis
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