Dell Inspiron 5680/ ST# H2B71Q2 - GPU upgrade options ???

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Es3kc
Es3kc
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edited June 14 in General Discussion
Need advice on whether I am reasonably thinking that I can upgrade the GPU for my computer to substantiate buying the Alienware AW3225QF monitor??? Does it make sense with the options I have for GPU on this system to spend $1k on a monitor? Thats what I need help with....

  I've added RAM, I've upgraded ssd, but I think I only have a 460w power supply and I know that limita the GPU options. I have a basic understanding but would appreciate advice from anyone who builds PC on if this is reasonable or a pipe dream to buy this monitor for this computer?

My second option would be the Dell S3222dgm,  and I'd get 2 of those... I had the S3220dgf and am able to upgrade due to bestbuys great extended warranty.   

Thanks!

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  • PowerSpec_KenJ
    PowerSpec_KenJ PowerSpec Engineer
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    The cards that will work with your current power supply won't give you any real boost in performance. I checked your ST# and it looks like the power supply is a standard ATX unit, but I cannot tell for certain (Dell typically uses proprietary units on their models). Users on other forums claim it is a standard ATX PSU. Upgrading to a 650W would get you enough overhead for a 4060 and 750W would allow for a 4070 Super or 4070 Ti Super.

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    So I could potentially upgrade the power supply but you’re saying that a 4070 Super still isn’t good enough?

  • Shoan041
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    If you want to make full use of that monitor, you would want to pair it with a 4090, a 850 to 1000 watt psu and Ram and a processor that won't bottleneck it with appropriate case and cooler for the CPU. It's a very high end gaming monitor. If you're not looking to essentially build a new computer and spend that kind of money, I would look into a lower end monitor.

  • Es3kc
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    I am currently in the market for a new gaming laptop or desktop. What I forgot to post is that my work laptop is Alienware x15 R2 with Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 TI laptop gpu…. here are the rest of the specs:


    Processor 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-12700H 2.30 GHz
    Installed RAM 32.0 GB (31.7 GB usable)

    I am perfectly fine having a more advanced monitor until I upgrade and shouldn't this laptop do much better or equal to what you're suggesting? I am actually getting two of these Aw3225qf monitors… I'm doing it! Look forward to your responses and Happy Fathers day!

  • Shoan041
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    Hey, Laptop parts don't run as fast as their similarly named desktop parts. That being said, you do have a pretty high end laptop and it will run the monitor pretty well until you decide to build a desktop to replace it.

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