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#1 SLYDER

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

I have a generic 350W Dell supply right now. I'm looking to upgrade to around 500W. Iv'e never changed a power supply's before.

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...

#2 Nexdeus

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

Post your model, post a pic of necessary, if the dell is a standard ATX box, then you should be able to buy just about most standard PSU. Some dell models though, have an odd form factor inside, and use a custom PSU, these tend to be the older models, or some business computers.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Ok, thank you. Also what card would you go with? I have the 6670 atm. The 6950 or 7850? or a different card? 200$ max.


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#4 SLYDER

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

If someone could just post a few powers supply's I should get and will fit. That would be awesome!

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

You need to post the model number of your Dell PC. The picture you provided is useless. Please provide a picture of the inside of your case. People need to know the internal dimensions as well as proximity of PSU to other components inside the case in order to help you. In order to obtain any help in choosing a power supply, you also need to provide a list of all the components in your PC.

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.


#6 Nexdeus

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

This PSU should fit if I'm estimating that size correctly. If you could take a pic of your PC just a little further out so I can see the full side of your case, that would be great.

PSU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817194094

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.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130840

#7 SLYDER

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Any of this help at all?
i7-2600k 3.4ghz
4gb ram
Radeon 6670

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Helps a ton, the PSU and GPU I posted should work great with your system, you could even spend a bit more for a slightly better GPU if you wanted to.
Personally, I'm planning on buying this PSU this week.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371025

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

Sweet thx! How much more?
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

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

Never skimp on the PSU, that is one of the worst mistakes people make when modifying and building. The GPU and PSU I posted up above would be a great combo, and as for a monitor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824236100
This one is quite nice.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

Haha, alright.
I was looking at this one http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824236174

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

That would be much better, I was trying to target your 140ish statement hah

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:55 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...

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

Gonna throw my 2 cents in here. While yes one shouldn't skimp on a psu, deal is many quality psu's can be bought on the cheap. You don't have to pay a lot to get a good psu......ex) 620 eco neo antec for 35 bucks, or 550 corsair for 35 bucks...so iow it doesnt have to cost alot....main thing is to watch out for certain/no name brands. Basically you don't have to skimp b/c u can get good ones cheap.

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

#15 SLYDER

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:27 PM

Yeah I haven't pulled the trigger yet. I'm just at a loss what to buy now... lol

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

View PostSLYDER, on 01 December 2012 - 10:27 PM, said:

Yeah I haven't pulled the trigger yet. I'm just at a loss what to buy now... lol
$49 with prmo code or $29 if you get the rebate. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139027
Good video card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161426

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Zerk's link is a good choice for power supply. And so is the GPU.

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.


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

Yeah, blast some of that dust out of there while you have it opened up. :)

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

yeah also if there's ever fluctuations in power.. you'll see the difference between a quality psu like the corsair and a no name brand like deerfield or whatever other brand.. that pic looks has the amps listed for the 12 volt rails- looks like a duel rail 12v @ 16 and 18a.. not bad just make sure you plug into both rails to the gpu if it's modular

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

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

View PostSLYDER, on 01 December 2012 - 08:55 PM, said:

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.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

With the GPU budget you have, honestly, the best bang for the buck would be the GTX 660.  

So....

GPU -  http://www.newegg.co...2E16814162123��

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Cooler - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835233082
or as an alternative (although inferior overall) -  http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103065

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PSU -  http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139026




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