Well, basically my computer is a Dell Inspiron 580. The specs are O.K, however the GPU isn't very good.
It runs a i5 CPU 650 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs), 6GB memory etc. Everything is O.K except the GPU which is an integrated i5 graphics card. I want to upgrade, however I'm not sure if the XFX Radeon 6870 will fit or operate correctly.
Here is a photo of my PCI slot(s):
(too large to link?)
I believe they are x16, which are the slots the card uses (apparently). My PSU is 150 watts currently and I plan on upgrading to 600 watts, because the card requires a minimum wattage of around 500 watts.
Will this build work:
XFX HD687AZNFC Radeon HD 6870 Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCIe, Dual mini-Display Port, HDMI, Dual DVI, Includes Dirt3 Game w/Registration at TigerDirect.com
Ultra X4 600-Watt Modular Power Supply - 135mm Fan, ATX, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration, 80+ Bronze, NVIDIA SLI & ATI Crossfire Certifications, Vibration Dampener Included at TigerDirect.com
The specs for the Dell Inspiron 580:
Inspiron 580 Desktop Details | Dell Canada
Time of this report: 6/28/2011, 22:20:36
Machine name: CUB-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 580
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 5944MB RAM
Page File: 4500MB used, 7383MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
Also, feel free to suggest any other card within the $100-$300 price range that would be ideal for gaming.