New graphics card help. Dell XPS 8300

By Villain
Apr 10, 2012
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  1. Hey folks, new member here. I have a Dell XPS8300 and I'am looking to get a new graphics card since Diablo 3 is coming out soon. I'm not tech savvy, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is the specs on the desktop.

    Processor --- 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2600 processor (3.4GHz with 8MB Cache)

    Memory3 --- 8GB4 DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz

    Hard Drive --- 1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache

    Video Card --- AMD Radeon™ HD 6450 1GB DDR3

    I'm basically looking for a card under $200 that will give me the max performance allowed on Battlefield 3 and D3. I read some other sites that you need to know the desktops watt max and how many slots it has before a graphics card is even considered. What would you guys recommend I get? Any Suggestions as to the cards?

    Thank you for the help gents.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Any PCI express card in your budget will work. Just pay attention to the power supply requirements. Those Dell's aren't noted for having good power supplies

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