View Full Version : Help with Dell XPS 8300 GPU
Apr 29th, 2012, 06:47 PM
Given the PSU constraints of this unit, (I was told it was 460 with only one 6 pin), what do you think is the best graphics card I can get for my money?
I currently have AMD 6450 so it is quite anemic even for D3 beta. I like to play that game in 19x12 in full glory with my existing U2410 monitor.
I am considering the 6850, 6870, and 7850. I am leaning towards 6870 but I keep reading how some requires 2 6 pins. I am in Toronto so I like somewhere where I can get free delivery or easy to travel to store.
Apr 29th, 2012, 06:53 PM
Wrong section. :facepalm:
Apr 29th, 2012, 06:58 PM
Depending on the type brand of PSU (quality) you can power a 6870 with ~400W.
I just recently built a rig with a 400W PC Power and Cooling MK III Silencer and an 6870 HD.
Some 6870 manufactures include 4-pin molex to 6-pin adaptors; HIS and Sapphire do, XFX does not in my experience.
The rig I recently built has a HIS 6870, the PSU only had a single 6-pin so I used the 4-pin (requires two 4-pin molex) to 6-pin to power the card.
Long story short, it isn't so much about the wattage at the total amp output. I believe the MK III Silencer is ~30amps.
If the PSU is of poor quality just go for a 6850, or replace the PSU as well.
Buy this - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161389&nm_mc=OTC-PricebatCA&cm_mmc=OTC-PricebatCA-_-Video+Cards-_-Hightech+Information+System+Ltd.-_-14161389
Price match at - http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35404
It will come out to 158.74+tax and you get a $10.00 mail in rebate.
Apr 29th, 2012, 08:17 PM
what a hot deal
Apr 29th, 2012, 08:33 PM
Any hope of running 7850? Or is that beyond what the dell can do? Most likely I will have the cash ready end of June. How much lower do you expect prices to go for these three cards in Canada with NVIDIA launching soon?
Apr 29th, 2012, 08:37 PM
i believe he's not that newb
but he just wants the quickest response. lol.
gtfo of Hot Deals :facepalm:
Apr 29th, 2012, 08:41 PM
What the hell kind of resolution is 19x12?
Apr 29th, 2012, 08:52 PM
Can't wait till D3.
Apr 29th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Bye, Bye, Bye
(to the thread that will be moved soon)
Apr 29th, 2012, 09:40 PM
Moved from "Hot Deals" to "Computers & Electronics."