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Old September 7, 2010, 12:00 PM
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Default Upgrading my Dell Studio XPS 8100

Hey guys,

I recently bought this computer and Id like to upgrade it.

Dell Studio XPS 8100


i7-860 (2.80GHz)
12GB DDR3 SDRAM @ 1333MHz
ATI Radeon 5450 1GB
350W PSU

1TB SATA2 7200RPM
Blue-ray 6x Disc Combo
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


I only have 1 PCI-E slot and so I cannot do SLI.
What Im thinking is to change the video card (for SC2 on ultra) and power supply (maybe 500+W).

Can you guys recommend any upgrades?

Thanks
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Old September 7, 2010, 12:50 PM
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What kind of money are you looking to spend on this?
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Old September 7, 2010, 12:56 PM
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take a pic of the side of the comp, make sure the psu is visible, and give us its part number. dell site says you can use a 5770 without upgrading psu. scII on ultra might need more than a 5770.



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Old September 7, 2010, 01:07 PM
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I'm trying to keep the expenses close to $300… I will try and sell the video card and PSU to get a bit more on the budget
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Old September 7, 2010, 01:13 PM
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NCIX has the GTX 460 1gb MSI OC Cyclone for $220 which leaves you about $50 for a decent powersupply.
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Old September 7, 2010, 01:31 PM
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ask 75 for the psu and gpu.

as for a new psu, hmmmm...the corsair 450 watter will deliver enough juice, some dude on rfd has it for cheap or look for an earthwatts 430/500

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