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I've currently got the Dell Studio XPS 435mt it has an old GT 220 and I really want to upgrade. This case is a mini tower so space might be an issue but here are my questions:

-What PSU will be able to fit into the case
-What graphics card should I upgrade to

This will be a small upgrade just to keep the pc going for a couple months until I get a whole new system (sig rig).
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Im looking at the GTX 550Ti and Thermaltake Litepower 500w do you think thats pretty good for a 2month upgrade?
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I remember I had dell xps 435MT before.
You might not need to upgrade your PSU assuming you have original PSU from dell because I remember it would handle 5770 without any problem. 550ti probably will be fine. Just buy a GPU with external vent because hot air can trap inside of your case and I know that case doesn't really have good air flow. You can always buy PSU later if you need more power.
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The psu i have is a max of 360w and the evga 550ti requires a 400w. So ill have to upgrade wont i?
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Originally Posted by Molten View Post

The psu i have is a max of 360w and the evga 550ti requires a 400w. So ill have to upgrade wont i?

I don't think your dell xps 435MT has a option to OC your CPU at all, so I would say 360w is more than enough. I would suggest you buy a 550ti first and try it. If you're having a instability, then you can order a PSU after.

Even ati 5770 requirement is listed as 450watts PSU and dell xps 435mt didn't have problem for me.
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