I've got a friend trying to do some moderate gaming on a Dell XPS 8300 and the base video card won't really do anything now. I think the CPU is good enough. I've google searched with some conflicting results whether I could get something like a GTX 1050 Ti video card working in this rig easily (I know there's some slightly new cards I could try also but I figure the newer the card the lower the likelihood of compatibility). Just curious if anyone has an opinion. Main considerations are I believe: 1) Is there physical space to fit the video card. 2) Does the power supply need to be upgraded. 3) Since the system is old will the new video card be compatible.

I don't play around with building computers like I used to so I forget all the rules of the thumb for power supplies...I actually think people go hog-wild over upgrading them sometimes for little reason. My intent will not be overclocking and maxing out all the settings.

Any thoughts?


Brand Name Dell
Model Xps 8300
Part Number Dell XPS 8300
Memory Size 16 GB
Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Disk Size 1 TB
Number of Processors 4
Hardware Interface Ethernet, eSATA, USB, SATA 3.0 Gb/s, USB 2.0, SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Graphics Card Interface Integrated
Display Size 24 inches
Colour Screen No
Wattage 460 watts
Are Batteries Included No
Batteries Required No
Wireless Standard 802.11bgn