Dell XPS 8300 and Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti WindForce 4gb

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GV-N75TWF2OC-4GI-Graphics-Cards/dp/B013WAL3AU/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_i

Looking at this, I have a nonstock GPU and PSU right now, Sapphire 7850 HD 1gb and a Thermaltake 650W 80+ certified respectively. Been trying to upgrade to a 4gb of VRAM GPU that'll work, don't gotta run new stuff on ultra, just run new stuff decently and comfortable for a decent price.

Ordered the MSI r7 370 and that didn't work, turns out it doesn't support legacy BIOS that I have, so I tried this:

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-VAPOR-X-PCI-Express-Graphics-11240-12-20G/dp/B01B9LUPXU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461638057&sr=8-1&keywords=Sapphire+370+vapor

Same thing, doesn't work, just goes right into power save mode and I know it's not the PSU. Tried that one in both BIOS modes as it supports Legacy and UEFI.

Swapping back to my 7850 HD and it still works, so I want to know if anyone knows if that Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti 4gb works on the 8300?

If not, anyone know something that will work? I want better than my 7850 HD obviously, 4gb of VRAM if at all possible without breaking the bank?
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  1. inovermyhead2 said:
    Since you have Thermaltake 650W 80+ certified i would upgrade to 4G 960 or 380 for most power and durability as the 750 is long in the tooth and was replaced by the 950...Basically the GTX 960 is double of the GTX 750TI for about 30 bucks more depending were you are shopping.

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-960-vs-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti


    Would it work on the Dell XPS 8300 however? That's the biggest issue I face.
  2. inovermyhead2 said:
    Vydrach said:
    inovermyhead2 said:
    Since you have Thermaltake 650W 80+ certified i would upgrade to 4G 960 or 380 for most power and durability as the 750 is long in the tooth and was replaced by the 950...Basically the GTX 960 is double of the GTX 750TI for about 30 bucks more depending were you are shopping.

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-960-vs-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti


    Would it work on the Dell XPS 8300 however? That's the biggest issue I face.


    As long as nothing in the case is blocking it from fitting in and you have the PCI slot then sure, i did look up the PC series and boards both Intel & Amd and unless you got some kinda clearance issue you should be fine the system layout is not that much different then aftermarket pieces.

    My only concern would be that heat pipe running to the south bridge if you have this board it might interfere but other then that its smooth sailing.
    http://www.amazon.com/Y2MRG-Dell-Dimension-Lga1155-Motherboard/dp/B00BS4JH60/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1461647558&sr=8-7&keywords=Dell+XPS+8300



    Nah, that ain't my motherboard that I have in it, it looks like this one:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Dell-XPS-8300-Vostro-460-Intel-LGA1155-Motherboard-0Y2MRG-DH67M01-Y2MRG-/261583246424

    which is a model 0Y2MRG

    And you say that one should work, but do you happen to see any reasons as to why this one wouldn't work?

    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-VAPOR-X-PCI-Express-Graphics-11240-12-20G/dp/B01B9LUPXU/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1461652400&sr=1-1&keywords=R7+370+vapor

    because that's the one I tried recently and it's a no-go. I tried the MSI r7 370 before that but it turned out to not work with legacy BIOS but the Sapphire version does, but was still a no-go.

    I'd like to be as clear as can be about whether something will work for my PC because if somethin' doesn't it's a waste of time and money.

    But thanks for the time and help you're puttin' in, it is appreciated.
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