pw182162
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Re: XPS 8300 upgrade to ASUS Radeon HD6950 DirectCU II 2GB (6 monitor solution)

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The GIGABYTE (GE-P610A-C2) what I've bought is still available on ebay (www.ebay.com.au/.../250845875184) for $112, but I think you could get similar ATX PSU for $100 or cheaper.

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iec0
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Hullo pw182162,

I have also ordered a XPS 8300 and its a 460w PSU with a Radeon 6770. I was thinking about  replacing the PSU with the corsair TX650w and the 6770 with a 6970. I am worried that DELL might have used proprietary parts and upgrading the PSU might fry up the system.

Now since you have upgraded your system I am assuming that the XPS 8300 doesn't have proprietary parts. Also, the graphic card 6970 being 10 inches long will it fit into the case. The case seems pretty small. You have mentioned that there is 14 inch space available.

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iec0
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Hullo pw182162,

I have also ordered a XPS 8300 and its a 460w PSU with a Radeon 6770. I was thinking about  replacing the PSU with the corsair TX650w and the 6770 with a 6970. I am worried that DELL might have used proprietary parts and upgrading the PSU might fry up the system.

Now since you have upgraded your system I am assuming that the XPS 8300 doesn't have proprietary parts. Also, the graphic card 6970 being 10 inches long will it fit into the case. The case seems pretty small. You have mentioned that there is 14 inch space available.

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pw182162
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Re: XPS 8300 upgrade to ASUS Radeon HD6950 DirectCU II 2GB (6 monitor solution)

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Hi,

I think it should be fine. Just check that you get  ATX PSU with following dimensions (150 x 140 x 86 mm).

You might have to reinstall windows from the DELL backup partition, if you have problems with the Catalyst driver or anything else.

Cheers,

Paul

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iec0
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HI I'm getting a corsair HX650 W modular PSU with the following dimensions 150x150x86. Will that work?

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Bjorkgun
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Hello

First sorry for my English, I am Belgian :]

I would like to change my graphics card (amd hd 6770) and my PSU (460W) by:

-Nvidia gtx OC-560ti

www.ldlc.com/.../PB00110570.html

-Antec High-Current Gamer 520

www.ldlc.com/.../PB00107479.html

But I am worried about the breakdown of the box (sorry, i do not know the exact translation of "boitier" in French)

Is the PC will not overheat in the summer?

It is sometimes +30 ° C in the room

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Bjorkgun
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it is not breakdown but ventilation

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up!

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