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Will this Dell XPS run games good ?

#1NewportBox100sPosted 9/28/2013 9:24:35 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-XPS-8500-Gaming-Desktop-i7-3770-3-4GHz-12GB-2TB-Geforce-GT640-1GB-Win8-/200959962574?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item2eca25adce

And if not . . how about a new video card ? Would that be good enough then ? I mean this is looking pretty good for the price . .
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/28/2013 9:29:50 PM
If you're comfortable buying a refurbished computer then yeah that's actually pretty good for the price. If you get a 200-300 video card like one of the new AMD cards that will be released soon you should be good to go. You will also have to check the power supply to make sure it's enough for a new card.
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#3NewportBox100s(Topic Creator)Posted 9/28/2013 9:34:26 PM
Sounds good . . . Yeah I am comfortable with it .
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#4ShubPosted 9/28/2013 9:56:29 PM
You'll want to replace that GT 640, but other than that, it's a nice computer. It'll run anything well with a $200+ video card. The power supply will support most video cards out there, even upper-end ones. My suggestion would be a Radeon 7950 or a GTX 760, whichever is cheaper.
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#5redrum187Posted 9/28/2013 10:01:02 PM
before you buy a new video card you will want to check and see how much room you have sometimes dells and other prebuilts have weird hard drive mounts that may prevent longer video cards from fitting.
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#6NewportBox100s(Topic Creator)Posted 9/29/2013 6:56:35 AM
redrum187 posted...
before you buy a new video card you will want to check and see how much room you have sometimes dells and other prebuilts have weird hard drive mounts that may prevent longer video cards from fitting.


Well I can't do that since this is online ...
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#7redrum187Posted 9/29/2013 9:20:16 AM
well check out some images for newer XPS systems and you will see what i was talking about. from personal experience before i built my gaming pc i used a dell inspiron 546 and i had a sapphire amd radeon hd6850 in there and it fit although i had to buy flat sata cables since it blocked 2 of the sata ports and that system could fit up to a 10" video card.
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#8staticxtreme5Posted 9/29/2013 9:26:49 AM
redrum187 posted...
well check out some images for newer XPS systems and you will see what i was talking about. from personal experience before i built my gaming pc i used a dell inspiron 546 and i had a sapphire amd radeon hd6850 in there and it fit although i had to buy flat sata cables since it blocked 2 of the sata ports and that system could fit up to a 10" video card.


An XPS "SHOULD" have enough room for any GPU. It's a more performance based line of PC than the Inspiron. I would be shocked if it didn't have the necessary room.
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#9GravyButtPosted 9/29/2013 9:37:05 AM
NewportBox100s posted...
redrum187 posted...
before you buy a new video card you will want to check and see how much room you have sometimes dells and other prebuilts have weird hard drive mounts that may prevent longer video cards from fitting.


Well I can't do that since this is online ...


I have the same exact one. Fit a 7950 a 2nd hdd and a new psu in. Also added a pci card fan as well. Just be careful putting in the 7950, was a tight fit.
#10NewportBox100s(Topic Creator)Posted 9/29/2013 9:38:55 AM
GravyButt posted...
NewportBox100s posted...
redrum187 posted...
before you buy a new video card you will want to check and see how much room you have sometimes dells and other prebuilts have weird hard drive mounts that may prevent longer video cards from fitting.


Well I can't do that since this is online ...


I have the same exact one. Fit a 7950 a 2nd hdd and a new psu in. Also added a pci card fan as well. Just be careful putting in the 7950, was a tight fit.


Awesome ! ! Thanks Gravy Butt .
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