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Registered: ‎11-22-2010

Compatible?

Im planning to buy this package http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+Inspiron+I580-6736NBC+Desktop%2C+18.5%22+LCD+Monitor+%26+Wireless+3... plus ill buy a GTS 450 video card and a PSU about 430W im wondering if all of this would be compatible

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Re: Compatible?

A 430 watt power supply is barely cutting it, I'd go with something 500 or higher, other than that, you won't have any problems.




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Re: Compatible?

Just a heads up, you are buying a computer with a Dell Warranty. Installing parts that are not factory to Dell may invalidate your warranty. This includes damage from a power supply that is not theirs. You may want to purchase accidental insurance, just in case. 

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Re: Compatible?

If you install a PCIe graphics card, usually you do not have to go into the BIOS and switch it as many motherboards override the built in when a discrete solution is added but some do not.

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Re: Compatible?

im using the original power supply now when i put the 500W i put all same just that i added another for the graphics card and the monitor doesnt detect source