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Windows 7: Upgrading computer

09 Sep 2013   #11
fireberd

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The "S" model Dell's (and other brands that use compact cases) use a "TFX" power supply, not the more common ATX style. This limits you with the power supply and to "Low Profile" type expansion cards.

As others have recommended, you will be better off with a new/full size case, that can use the standard ATX power supply, along with other standard components.


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09 Sep 2013   #12
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
The "S" model Dell's (and other brands that use compact cases) use a "TFX" power supply, not the more common ATX style. This limits you with the power supply and to "Low Profile" type expansion cards.

As others have recommended, you will be better off with a new/full size case, that can use the standard ATX power supply, along with other standard components.
They are changing the motherboard is the power supply for the graphics card?the shop mentioned i wouldn't be able to get an i7 and buying a new computer costs more than the upgrade they are close to $1,000 and i don't want to have windows 8 as a operating system i like windows 7 better they already told me in 09 when i bought the dell 545s i saw the dell 545 the larger desktop it had a quas core but the price was $800 and i didn't know if i could change the processor it was a Q6600 i think
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09 Sep 2013   #13
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

The power supply powers everything in the PC. If you're having a dedicated GPU you'll need at least a 450W PSU, maybe higher depending on what GPU you get. That case doesn't lend itself to performance hardware though as it offers little to no cooling, things will get very hot in there. I'd also recommend a decent CPU cooler too, the stock AMD ones aren't the best.
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09 Sep 2013   #14
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If i buy a new desktop a dell would it work with my current monitor? it would be cheaper if i can buy the desktop by itself but i don't want windows 8 or i could get the shop to build me a pc
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09 Sep 2013   #15
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'd opt for the shop to build you a new PC. What is your monitor input? VGA/DVI/HDMI? Check the specs of whichever GPU you choose for compatibility, or post here which one you choose and someone will let you know whether it's compatible or not. Getting Windows 7 onto the machine should not be a problem either, there are a host of places you can buy a copy or license.
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09 Sep 2013   #16
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

the monitor i have uses vga cable what about the Radeon HD 7750 is the fx6200 good or are there better processors? i was told by others i can get a better one for several dollars more
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09 Sep 2013   #17
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

The 7750 does carry a VGA output, but it's not the best card for gaming. Depending on what games you play or intend to play you may have to tone a few settings down.

You can get better processors than the FX6200, it all depends on how much you want to spend on a CPU.
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09 Sep 2013   #18
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

my cable ithat connects to monitor is blue so i think thats vga When casting i want to cast in 1080p the resolution 1920x1080 i can't do now on my pc so i need something that will accomplish that a user from xsplit said i need a better graphics card along with processor to cast in 1920x1080 1080p i can spend a little over $200 but nothing at $300 for processor
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09 Sep 2013   #19
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

For $200 I'd try looking at an i5-3470 CPU. If the games you play aren't very demanding the 7750 would be OK, but I'd think of stretching to at least the 7870 if you can.
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09 Sep 2013   #20
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm trying to get something that can handle 1920x1080 resolution casting in 1080p
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