Originally Posted by NitroDell
Why would this turn into a flame thread
I dont know a whole heck of allot about computers ive been doing tons of asking here to try and have been getting some great feedback from my questions.
So why do you say i will need a new power supply?
We're saying you need a new power supply because the stock Dell power supply is 200w. The one in your sig is 450w...don't know for sure which one you have in there. But either one is too small for an 8800GT. You need AT LEAST a 500w power supply with enough amperage on the 12v rail to keep you from frying components eventually. And that's on the smallest PSU I'd recommend to ANYONE with such a graphics card. 30+ amps on the 12v rail is a MUST with a big GPU like that. And it must be stable....neither the one in your sig, nor a stock Dell is going to do that for you.
And this WILL become a flame war because that's just how these things work. I commend you for being creative with your Dell....you really should have researched how to do this correctly first though....without ruining your poor card
. I do have to say, very ingenious idea you had...you just could have executed a little nicer I think.