Inspiron 580 PSU and Graphics Upgrade

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Inspiron 580 PSU and Graphics Upgrade

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I decided recently to upgrade my graphics card on my Inspiron 580 to this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130826&Tpk=EVGA%2002G-P4-2662-KR but I also need to upgrade my power supply unit to use this one.

The power supply unit I was looking at was this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153166&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS120112&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS120112-_-EMC-120112-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17153166-L01B

I would like to know if they would function on my current motherboard. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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  • Hi BVoss,

    The GTX 660 definitely requires a PSU upgrade. I can't endorse that particular PSU but you can use most generic standard ATX power supply units, with either a 24-pin or 20+4-pin main motherboard power connector, with or without the on/off switch, with at least four SATA power connectors.

    Note that you could have gotten similar performance from an AMD card without the PSU upgrade.

  • Well i haven't bought the card yet but it has been recommended yo me. I think my motherboard only has four SATA  connectors, is that a problem? I don't really understand how SATA ports work.

  • Well i haven't bought the card yet but it has been recommended yo me. I think my motherboard only has four SATA  connectors, is that a problem? I don't really understand how SATA ports work.

  • BVoss

    I decided recently to upgrade my graphics card on my Inspiron 580 to this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130826&Tpk=EVGA%2002G-P4-2662-KR but I also need to upgrade my power supply unit to use this one.

    The power supply unit I was looking at was this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153166&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS120112&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS120112-_-EMC-120112-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17153166-L01B

    I would like to know if they would function on my current motherboard. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

     
    BVoss
     
    Both the EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card and Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 power supply will work with the Inspiron 580 Mini Tower motherboard, but before purchasing the video card, check to see if there's space for it inside the case, the card is 9.5"L x 4.38"H.
     
    Bev.
     

     

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