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Old 12-19-2014, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So iv got this dell SFF desktop that i'm going to upgrade slightly mainly the the ram,video card and power supply so that it can play games better.I've Done a lot of research into the parts that i Plan on getting and just wanted some piece of mind from people who may know more than i do to make sure that these new parts when i install them wont cause any damage to my system.
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AMD Radeon HD 7570 1GB GDDR5 PCIe x16 DVI DisplayPort Video Card Dell 4C5DK
Because that video Card is a lot more powerful than the original i planned on getting a new power supply as well which was.
Dell OEM Optiplex XE SFF Small Form Factor 280 Watt Power Supply PSU Y738P D499R INCLUDES Thermal Heat Sensor N949F, D280ES-00, DPS-280MB A, L280E-01, PS-6281-9DA-RoHS
The SFF Optiplex 780 has a smaller power supply although this one i've researched heavily in order to ensure that it will fit and work with the optiplex considering it not being meant for this Model
I will also put in 8gb Ram But i have yet to find one i want but that doesn't matter because any will work.

Just wondering if everyone thinks these will be alright i know they are all compatible Just looking to see if anyone can notice possible Problems that may occur with these before i Plan to buy them and install them myself.
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Even though i know its most likely unnecessary, if you ever plan to do MORE upgrades in the future i would recommend a 300-550 watt PSU. Because it seems once those more demanding games start coming, a 7570 might need to be tossed aside. You can never go to overkill on a PSU.
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What exactly do you plan on playing? A 7570 isn't that great, and the 280w PSU won't be able to push anything beyond a 750ti (if you can find one).

Actually, I suggest seeing if you can purchase one of these.
GALAXY Introduces Low Profile Editions of NVIDIA GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti GPUs - Futurelooks

Next thing is, you won't be doing much with a Core 2 either.
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Just plan on playing Like Swtor and Dcuo and a few others no newer games that require powerful pcs thats why i thought those would be just enough to run those games Because i know i can run both of those on my Hp Pavillion Dv6 2016Ax laptop and thats old.
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If you plan to play light games, this setup would work pretty good. About 8 out of 10. Good luck.
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Just plan on playing Like Swtor and Dcuo and a few others no newer games that require powerful pcs thats why i thought those would be just enough to run those games Because i know i can run both of those on my Hp Pavillion Dv6 2016Ax laptop and thats old.
Alright, I suppose that would work. Highly suggest looking for the LP 750ti I linked though. I don't know what markets they sell it in yet.
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