I recently bought an XPS 8700 and was thinking about upgrading its graphics card. The one I'm looking at is the EVGA 4gb Geforce GTX 770 here:
The card is listed with the dimensions of 12.9 x 9.5 x 2.9 inches. Having looked inside the case I'm worried that this card won't fit. Can anyone help me out with whether this card will fit in an XPS 8700 case?
As an aside, I am aware of UEFI compatibility issues with the 8700 and have already purchased a beefier power supply for a new card.
Thanks for the help!
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Dell XPS 8700 was never tested with the EVGA 4GB GeForce GXT 770. However, few users have successfully installed nVIdia GeForce GTX 770 2GB on their XPS 8700. Dimension of nVIdia GeForce GTX 770 2GB is 10.3" x 4.3" x Dual Slot. Hence before purchasing the card, I would suggest you to take the computer to a local store and check if the graphics card work on the system.
Please Note: The EVGA 4GB GeForce GXT 770 requires minimum of 600W PSU with 2 x 8 pin PCI-E power connector.
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Amazon is notorious for having inaccurate video card dimensions. The GTX 770 you linked is only 10.5" long and about 4.4" high (standard). It takes one 6-pin and one 8-pin power connector. Therefore, it should fit fine if you don't have a 2nd hard drive in the lower bay. See the correct size HERE or you can even verify it on EVGA's website by downloading the spec sheet.
Note that 12.9 x 9.5 x 2.9 inches is the size of the box not the video card.
I've got a EVGA 03G-P4-2884-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3 GB DDR5 in my Dell XPS 8700.
It works great, and Kelbear1 is correct, both cards are 10.5 inches long.
Naturally I upgraded my PSU to an OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply.
The real pain was reinstalling Windows on the SSD, I bought from Dell, but Dell support was very helpful in providing me with Windows reinstallation disks, and this PowerDVD disk to get my DVD playing movies.
You CAN probably have a second HD in the lower drive bay, I have one there.
240 GB SSD, and a 1 TB HD right below.
My mother board still has plug ins for 2 additional drives, and there is plenty of room in the bay for another SSD below the one I have in.
There also seems to be an additional bay for another HD off to the side, behind the main drive bays, and plenty of room below the DVD drive if you have to use that space.
Dell support is the best, I couldn't have done it without them.
Did the graphic card work for you????I thinking of doing the same. I read somewhere that the 8700 could only handle 2gb but the 4gb card is on $40 more so why not get it.
If you can find a 4 GB Superclocked 780 TI, I would recommend it, over the 3 GB Superclocked 780 TI (1007 base clock) model I bought.
My card is very fast, and can play Bioshock Infinite, at 240-400+ FPS, with v-sinc off.
If you want to look at the blank sky it will go over 500 FPS, but it gets a bit loud if your turn off V-sinc. With V-sinc on it just purrs like a kitten, at 60 or 120 FPS. if you want to play in 3D (120 FPS).
The 780 TI is ridiculously powerful, and the XPS 8700 will only hold one GPU.
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What is V-sinc?
For anyone wondering, I did go ahead and buy a GTX 780 shortly after making this thread. It worked great for me after addressing the UEFI compatibility issues. I had no problem fitting it into the XPS 8700. My games run great, I've got an Asus VG24QE 144hz monitor and can't wait until the G-sync do-it-yourself kit gets released.