Grant154
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XPS 8700, graphics card upgrade

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Hey I'm looking to upgrade my 8700's graphics card to a more modern graphics card that can handle newer games better. Right now I got a nvidia 660 and I was wondering if I could put a 1050 or 1060 in it and if I have to get a better psu to run them?

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HanoverB
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Re: Dell 8700 graphics card upgrade.

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@Grant154 wrote:
Hey I'm looking to upgrade my 8700's graphics card to a more modern graphics card that can handle newer games better. Right now I got a nvidia 660 and I was wondering if I could put a 1050 or 1060 in it and if I have to get a better psu to run them?

NO....okay with stock PSU with those cards.

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HanoverB
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@Grant154 wrote:
Hey I'm looking to upgrade my 8700's graphics card to a more modern graphics card that can handle newer games better. Right now I got a nvidia 660 and I was wondering if I could put a 1050 or 1060 in it and if I have to get a better psu to run them?

NO....okay with stock PSU with those cards.

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Grant154
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Thanks. Hey what card do you recomend I get?

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beamermt79
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I'd double check but I believe you have a 430W or 460W power supply. So you could upgrade to a 1050Ti or lower end 1060 if you wanted with no problems. If you open up the case, the total wattage should be listed on the label. Also make sure you have an graphics card power cable. It should be 6 pin? The 1050Ti single fan doesn't need one but the 1060's might.
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Grant154
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Oh okay a 1050 or a low end 1060. I don't have my computer side panel open right now tell you what's the wattage of the psu and the type of cable. Thanks.

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HanoverB
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Cables should be fine on that power supply.

The 7" length cards with the single fan made by EVGA and MSI should be fine and make it easier to manage the SATA cables from the optical drives.  6GB card and same clock speed as the longer cards and temps are fine.

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=06G-P4-6161-KR

This one has a faster clock speed:

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=06G-P4-6163-KR

Pauluous
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Hello, I'm also planning to get a 6Gb GTX 1060 to my 5 year-old XPS 8700.

If I understood the specs correclty, GTX 1060 only requires 400W PSU (while the original XPS 8700 was fitted with a 460W PSU.

GTX 1070 & 1080 require 600W PSU, right ?

 

The single-fan EVGA cards you mentioned (06G-P4-6161-KR & 06G-P4-6163-KR ) seem to be the easiest to fit.

But aren't the single-fan cards the noisiest ?

The SC double-fan 06G-P4-6267-KR should fit as well, right ?

 

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HanoverB
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@Pauluous wrote:

Hello, I'm also planning to get a 6Gb GTX 1060 to my 5 year-old XPS 8700.

If I understood the specs correclty, GTX 1060 only requires 400W PSU (while the original XPS 8700 was fitted with a 460W PSU.

GTX 1070 & 1080 require 600W PSU, right ?

 


Yes upgrade the PSU with a GTX 1070 or GTX 1080.

 


 The single-fan EVGA cards you mentioned (06G-P4-6161-KR & 06G-P4-6163-KR ) seem to be the easiest to fit.

But aren't the single-fan cards the noisiest ?

The SC double-fan 06G-P4-6267-KR should fit as well, right ?

 


Yes that EVGA ACX 3.0 card shoud fit at 10.5" x 4.38"

Both the single fan and dual fan cards can be loud at higher loads.  

The shorter card takes a 6 pin power connector, the longer card takes a 8 pin connector.

The shorter card is a rear blower type card, will vent heat outside of the case.  The long ACX dual fan card has axial fans that mix the hot air back into the case.  Typically with the dual fan card you get the upside of a higher clock speed, but not seeing it with this model.  The problem in low airflow cases at higher loads is the ACX  dual fan card starts to choke on the heat in the case and the noise of 2 fans will be equal to the single fan that isnt working as hard to cool the GPU.  Adding an intake fan will help with that if you go with the ACX dual fan GPU.  

If you go with the longer card you might need longer SATA cables from the optical drive so you can go around or over the back of the 10.5" card. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KCS8ZUC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Pauluous
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Thanks a lot for all the information regarding the EVGA GTX 1060 cards.

I found the description of several models on the following web-page:

https://www.evga.com/products/productlist.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+10+Series+Family&chipset=GTX+10...

Looking at pictures of both single- and double-fan models, I have the impression that in all cases the axial fan(s) will blow the air inside the desktop case. Right ?

Or  am I missing something ? Which models have a rear-blower fan ?

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HanoverB
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@Pauluous wrote:

Thanks a lot for all the information regarding the EVGA GTX 1060 cards.

I found the description of several models on the following web-page:

https://www.evga.com/products/productlist.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+10+Series+Family&chipset=GTX+10...

Looking at pictures of both single- and double-fan models, I have the impression that in all cases the axial fan(s) will blow the air inside the desktop case. Right ?

Or  am I missing something ? Which models have a rear-blower fan ?


You are correct.  I took a closer look at the fan configuration of the 7" card, and you are right.  I mistakenly thought it was a short version of the FE card with a rear blower but it is a single ACX fan that will blow the air into the case. 

The only model that has a rear blower type fan is the single fan 10.5" card

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=06G-P4-5161-KR

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