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Studio XPS 8100 Power Supply - Okay to run GeForce GTX260 ?

Hi there,

I just ordered what looks like a great system but have one question:

Will the power supply give me any problems running the GTX260 card? I've read that the card should run 500W minimum power - the 8100 only has 350W. Will this be an issue? I was not given an option to upgrade the power supply.

Any insight would be appreciated!

Thanks, Buskerdu

Processors Intel® Core™ i7-860 processor(8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
Memory 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMs
Keyboard Dell Studio Consumer Multimedia Keyboard
Monitor 24" Dell ST2410 Full High Definition Monitor
Video Card nVidia GeForce GTX260 1792MB GDDR3
Hard Drive 1TB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 500GB SATA 3Gb/s 7200 RPM HDDs)
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Dell underclocks the 260 to make it work.

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Hmmmm. Tx for the info pollock.

Is that something I should worry about - will it impact performance significantly? Since I paid extra for the 260 over the 240 or the Radeon 5770 I hope it wasn't a waste of money if the card can't be run properly.

Any advice?

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Replace the power supply with a 550-600 watt model and turn the GTX260 up.

XPS8000, Intel DP55BS MB, i7 860@3.6Ghz w Zallman 9700 cooler, 1TBx2 RAID, Intel X25MG2 SSD, ASUS EAH HD5870, 8GB 1600 Corsair XMS Dominator, 3008WFP, Ultra Gold 550 Win7 x64

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The Ultra Gold series 550W fits just fine.

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276574&Sku=ULT-LSP550

XPS8000, Intel DP55BS MB, i7 860@3.6Ghz w Zallman 9700 cooler, 1TBx2 RAID, Intel X25MG2 SSD, ASUS EAH HD5870, 8GB 1600 Corsair XMS Dominator, 3008WFP, Ultra Gold 550 Win7 x64

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Thanks for the info. For that price you can't go wrong. The only question is will it fit in the 8100 case properly? I had a hard time finding a proper fitting PSU for my last Dell and I understand the 8100 is a very tight case as it is?

Overall based on my build am I better off sticking with the 8100 and upgrading the PSU or moving to the 9000 - which I believe comes with a 475W PSU; not great anyway. The only other benefits would be a move to Tri-Channel memory and the i7-920 versus 860.

Thanks again for any feedback...

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I have an 8000 and it fits perfectly.  They are the same case.

XPS8000, Intel DP55BS MB, i7 860@3.6Ghz w Zallman 9700 cooler, 1TBx2 RAID, Intel X25MG2 SSD, ASUS EAH HD5870, 8GB 1600 Corsair XMS Dominator, 3008WFP, Ultra Gold 550 Win7 x64

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I have the XPS 8100 that I am upgrading and not sure if I need to get a bigger power supply. I am adding:

  • SSD drive (Samsung EVO 840)
  • HDD (WD Caviar Black)
  • PCIe 1 eSATA board
  • PCIe 1 USB 3 board

Do I need to upgrade my 350 W power supply? Someone told me manufacturers skimp and ship with only enough power for included devices.

 I never replaced a supply but my assumption is the unit comes with everything I need so I just screw in and plug in, right?

The previous comments recommended SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W and Ultra LSP550 - the latter much cheaper so any reason to not get that? (I do want a quieter fan but not sure about the difference between the two.

I appreciate any feedback you may have!

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