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New XPS 8700 - Safe power supply to upgrade video card?

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Hi all, I just recieved my Dell XPS 8700 and it is an impressive machine.  It didn't take long to figure out that the 7570 was acting as a very significant bottleneck relative to the processor and RAM capabilities, so I've been thinking I'd like to upgrade the video card.  The question I have is this; the 450W power source seems sufficient for most mid-range cards (<$200), but I don't know about the amps.  I was taking a look at the 650 ti boost from EVGA, as it would complement the factory hardware from Dell quite nicely, but am uncertain if the power supply that shipped with the 8700 can handle a good mid-range card.  Opinions? 

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