jwpenegor
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New Vostro 430 Video Card Needed! Please Help

    I have a Vostro 430 i5 with a 350W power supply. I installed a GTS 450 two years ago that recently fried. I need to get a new graphics card because the factory one isn't good enough. I am wondering if I should get another GTS 450 or upgrade my power supply and get something better? Does anyone have any advice? I primarily use this computer for gaming. I know nothing about what power supply or video cards would be compatible. I would be willing to spend up to $350.

     

    Here are my specs:

     

    Vostro 430 Mini Tower
    317-2278
    1 Intel® Core™ i5-750 w/VT  (2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache)
    330-6043
    330-6228
    421-0320
    421-1552
    1 Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, with Media, 32-bit, English
    905-3527
    906-2620
    986-5320
    988-7279
    989-3449
    1 1 Year ProSupport for End Users and 1 Year NBD On-site Service
    317-2762
    1 3GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz - 3DIMMs
    313-8887
    330-6179
    421-1188
    421-2080
    1 Single Drive: 16X (DVD+/-RW) Burner Drive
    341-0711
    1 500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
    320-8831
    1 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® G310 (DVI + VGA + HDMI)
    320-7116
    1 No Monitor
    420-7281
    1 No Pre-installed Productivity Software
    410-1737
    1 Trend Micro Internet Security, 15-months
    313-5469
    1 No Modem Option
    341-0736
    1 No Dell 19-in-1 Media Card Reader Selected
    311-8792
    1 No IEEE 1394a Adapter Selected
    310-9321
    330-5306
    1 No Keyboard or Mouse Selected
    313-8482
    1 No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
    330-1570
    1 Mouse included in Bluetooth selection
    313-8480
    1 Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio
    330-1600
    330-1718
    330-1719
    1 Vostro 430 Documents and 110 Volt Power setting
    410-1858
    1 Adobe Acrobat Reader
    330-9516
    1 Resource CD and DVD contains Diagnostics and Driver for Dell Vostro Systems
    900-9987
    1 No Onsite System Setup
    330-5391
    1 Vostro System Quick Reference Guide
    430-3246
    1 Integrated PCIE 10/100/

         

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    Re: New Vostro 430 Video Card Needed! Please Help

    Hi jwpenegor,

    Welcome to the Dell Community.

    With reference to your post regarding upgrading the Power Supply and for a GTS 450 Video Card, I would suggest you to upgrade it to a 600 W Power Supply. The minimum Power Supply for a GTS 450 Video Card is 400 Watts, but we recommended, you upgrade it to a 600 Watts Power supply for a better performance

    Please let us know if this helps.

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