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CALLMENUJAK
2 Iron

XPS 8300 & XFX 5850

I'm about to take delivery of an XPS 8300. I'm upgrading the CPU to a i7 2600 and I already have a XFX 5770 Graphics Card that I'm going to put in as well. A good deal has come up on the 5850, should I go for it and can the PSU on the XPS 8300 handle it?

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Davet50
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Re: XPS 8300 & XFX 5850

The standard power supply is a 460w supply so the 5770 would meet that requirement. The 5850 states a 500w supply so you may be pushing it with the CPU upgrade as well.

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CALLMENUJAK
2 Iron

Re: XPS 8300 & XFX 5850

Thanks for that. I think I'll leave the graphics card as it is. My 8300 has arrived and I'm having trouble with a Samsung 1TB F3 inaccessible.

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