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    Upgrades on a dell

    If I were to purchase a Dell how difficult do they make it to upgrade the system later, ie if I wanted to purchase a DX10 card when they came down in price. Are they as terrible as people say they are?

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    you can upgrade everything but the motherboard and psu are upgradeable but it depends on what model you want
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    Ok, what about a dimension 9200 or a XPS700.

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    It depends on the system, but the main issue is the PSU and case - they use many non standard ones.
    This can make upgrading the mobo hassle if the case isnt to the ATX standard.
    The PSU is the main issue though - a DX10 card will require a decent PSU. Now, the PSU's Dell uses are fine for the systems they ship in, but when you start adding in powerful cards, issues often happen. I doubt the PSU will even have a 6pin PCI-e power lead that will be needed (ok, you can buy an adaptor, but most PSU's today have one as standard and are designed with the g.card load in mind).

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