Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:08 PM
My question is, Can i buy any old power supply and it will work? Not sure what I'm so pose to be looking for...
Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:16 PM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:21 PM
Edit: Here's the pic.
Edited by SLYDER, 01 December 2012 - 06:33 PM.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:19 PM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:50 PM
In addition, you will likely need more power if you choose to upgrade your graphics card.
Edited by MisterB, 01 December 2012 - 07:53 PM.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:59 PM
GPU : Until I know how much space you are working with, I'm gonna suggest this, since most Dell desktops arent very big on the inside.
This GPU will provide quite a bit of power for the price point.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:19 PM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:32 PM
I'm looking to spend $50-60 on a PSU
$180ish on a GPU
and 140ish on a new monitor.
Then I should be set for sometime lol
Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:52 PM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:55 PM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:20 PM
That said and seeing your budget and you cpu<---variable I'm looking at, I'd look for a deal on a psu <$55, go for a deal on a non reference 7850 <$175....AND a cooler master 212+ $15...(this mainly depends on the bios dell set with that rig) to OC that 2600k
ofc that's just my 2 cents
Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:27 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:56 PM
Judging by the photos, it would be a good idea to get at the fans and heatsinks with a can of compressed 'air'.
Edited by Quaker, 02 December 2012 - 04:57 PM.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:15 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:00 PM
having a good psu allows you to keep upgrading without thinking about a psu also.. having around 800-850 watts isn't a bad idea if it's a rig you plan to upgrade on and quality caps act like a ups in a way to keep it stable.. psu do lose a bit over time so having a bit of a buffer is never a bad thing.. they don't pull XX watts 24/7 because they are rated that high.. it just means they are able to supply more on the 12 and 5 volt rails if needed up to XX watts (and sometimes more- if rated conservatively like corsair) combined.. and the newer supplies are more efficient to boot
Edited by Mustache Mayhem, 02 December 2012 - 08:03 PM.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:49 PM
Haha, yeah. I'll buy the PSU right now and im still thinking if I want to go down to my local BestBuy and see what they have there or just buy that one...
By all means, shop around. I will point out that that Corsair CX500 is offered with free shipping on Newegg, so its unlikely you'd save any money at Best Buy, and I think Newegg has a better customer service reputation.
Something to keep in mind when you shop: a "quality" PSU refers to one made by a trustworthy brand. Don't assume that just because a huge nationwide chain like Best Buy (or anyone) stocks it that its good or even passable quality. On that same token, reliability doesn't usually carry a big price tag, you just need to know what brands to stick to and which to avoid. Not that these are the only ones, but Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, Enermax and XFX pretty much always put out good products.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:30 PM
GPU - http://www.newegg.co...2E16814162123��
Cooler - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835233082
or as an alternative (although inferior overall) - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103065
PSU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139026
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