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NewportBox100s
3 years ago#1
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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2Dhas_a_MIGRANE
3 years ago#2
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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NewportBox100s
3 years ago#3
Sounds good . . . Yeah I am comfortable with it .
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Shub
3 years ago#4
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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redrum187
3 years ago#5
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.
i still haven't found what i'm looking for...

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NewportBox100s
3 years ago#6
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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redrum187
3 years ago#7
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.
i still haven't found what i'm looking for...

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weAREtheB0RG
3 years ago#8
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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GravyButt
3 years ago#9
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.

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NewportBox100s
3 years ago#10
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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