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What PSU and graphics card should I get for my upgrade?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ShafeDogg, Dec 1, 2016.

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  1. ShafeDogg

    ShafeDogg Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell XPS 8700, and I'm currently looking to upgrade the graphics card and power supply. I've been having issues with games freezing and I want a better graphics card anyway because the 750 Ti just isn't doing it for me. I know I want to get a GeForce GTX 1060, but I am unsure of which power supply I should get. I don't trust the default Dell PSU. My case is ATX so I'd like to get a smaller PSU if possible so there's no issues with space. I'm unsure of which brand I should get and what wattage/voltages I would need. I'd at least like an 80 Plus Gold rating. Also, which 1060 brand should I get? Should I go with a blower-style card to reduce some heat in the case, or just stick with the regular?

    Specs:
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 16335 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, -2048 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 1850 GB (1734 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KWVT8
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

    Please let me know if you need more information, and thanks to everyone who takes the time to help me with this!
     
  2. flavallee

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    The GeForce GTX 1060 is a much better graphic card than the GeForce GTX 750 Ti, but it also uses 60W more power and it requires a minimum of a 400W power supply.

    The Dell XPS 8700 appears to come with a 450W power supply, so I can understand your concern about sticking with it because of the power demands of hard-core gaming.

    There are a number of hardware/gaming experts here who can give you recommendations on a replacement power supply, so be patient until one replies.

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