Does anyone here think it's possible to run a XFX nVidia Geforce 6800 GT on a computer with a 305 Watt power supply? The card recommends 350 so I figure it's possible...maybe if i disconnect the CD-ROM/CD-RW Drives while I'm using it?
If you want that card that badly, I would just bite the bullet and buy a new power supply. They aren't terribly expensive. It's either that or downgrading your video card choice to something like a 6600 or 6600GT.
The first is a site to buy the converter, and the second is some guy's post ranting about it, hehe. In any case, always remember to NEVER PLUG A REGULAR ATX POWER SUPPLY INTO THE DELL MOTHERBOARD! Apparently, it will fit, but it won't work and could cause damage. If you get one of those converters, you can buy a standard ATX power supply (preferably 400+ watts), use the converter to hook it up to your Dell motherboard, and get your shiny new 6800GT. TADA!