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post #11 of 16
Uh, if the oem pc has at least a 300w psu, he's probably fine for the time being. Now, would it be a good idea to get a higher wattage psu so he has less a lot less to worry about? Yes, definitely. I ran a 8800gt in my HP pc from ~2005 with a ~300 watt psu, and the computer still works fine.
No doubt you're going to want a bigger psu, or a card that uses less power, but as long as you're not running insanely stressing programs all the time, you're prolly not going to see that card hit that full 121 watts. The 8800gt uses at least as much wattage as the gts 450. The 5670 is a good, cheap, powerful card though, I have one in my htpc, and would highly recommend it.
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post #12 of 16
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My step bro has one of the slim dells and the graphics card he has is pitiful. I was wondering what is the strongest graphics card that I can fit in the case?
GT 240 low profile

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You can get a Powercolor Radeon HD5770
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post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok, here are the stats guys:
Inspiron 531S
Anthlon 64x2 4000+
AM2(940)
Right now he has a Geforce 8400GS.
The stats are higher than I thought now that I ran CPUZ so I guess he just needs a new rig, I may be buying a new motherboard (AM3+) and case very soon, so I may help him out. I wish there was a quad core I could find to throw in this, but I hate the slim case.
post #15 of 16
Grab him a new case, some pretty ok ones are only $40, who ever pays for it shouldn't burn much of a hole in their pocket
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post #16 of 16
The Dell PSUs aren't too shabby to be honest. Apart from not having any additional/spare cables, they do produce good solid power. I think they are mostly made by Delta.

The PSU should be able to handle the power, but its the connectors that you will need for the more powerful GPUs.
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