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post #11 of 17
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the mobo does have one pci express x16 slot. I was fairly certain the akimbo would work but it is a 3-4 generation old card. Surely there must be something stronger now with the same power draw?
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post #12 of 17
yup. it should run without an issue. delta psu as it have been said earlier. are underrated and soild units.
you could try a 5670.
Edited by terence52 - 5/12/11 at 5:19pm
     
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post #13 of 17
Some Dell units have different OEM's, varying widely in quality. Some are rock solid, others are poor.

Not all Delta units are decent.

It's best to assume the worst. My friend put an 8800GT with his Dell 450W, and it gave out in 3 days.
    
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post #14 of 17
You'd be safe by putting in a GT 240/HD5770.

Personally, I would go with the 5770.
    
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You'd be safe by putting in a GT 240/HD5770.

Personally, I would go with the 5770.
5770 will be very tight in power though...
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Two questions:

1. What's the purpose of the rig? Gaming?
2. What's your budget for PSU & GPU?
     
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by frigginacky View Post
Two questions:

1. What's the purpose of the rig? Gaming?
2. What's your budget for PSU & GPU?
1. Gaming. It will be a place holder until he buys a custom gaming pc.
2. It seems that the decision has been made since he's looking to spend as little money as possible. Looks like he's getting the 9800gt. If it doesn't work then he just has an excuse to buy a new power supply that he will transfer to the next pc.
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