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So a year and a half ago I bought a Dell XPS/Dimension 420. Yesterday, my Geforce 8800GT died, so here I am!

All the new video cards require a stronger PSU than my current one (I only have a 425W psu), so yes I know I'll have to upgrade. I was thinking of getting:

http://www.amazon.com/Coolmax-Nvidi...ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1260061468&sr=1-4

Is that a good PSU?

I was thinking of getting either the ATI radeon 4850 or the 4890, but I am not sure if it will fit in my motherboard properly. Here are some pictures (not the best quality) I took of the insides of my computer:

http://img19.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=img0601dx.jpg

http://img13.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=img0604d.jpg

A friend of mine said that my motherboard is backwards, so getting a PCI 2.0 card wouldn't fit properly because of the black box would be in the way (no idea what it does, I think it funnels air to the cpu?).

What do you guys think? I was thinking of getting either:

Radeon HD 4850
http://www.powercolor.com/Global/images/assets/PCIE_HD4800_4850_1GB_HDMI_PCS/PSD/image_b_s.jpg

or Radeon HD 4890
http://www.dinokomp.si/images/PowerColor Radeon HD 4890 1024MB Plus.jpg

Any thoughts? Thanks!
 

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by the looks of the picture the black box might get in the way if your video card takes up 2 slots but u have a 8800 gt video card currently in there so i would think as long as u get a video card that is 1 slot it would fit
i might suggest a corsair 750 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 very good brand and psu, the amazon site didnt give much info on the psu and i loved how it said u save 160 dollars when that video card is on newegg for 65 dollars
a 1 slot video card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Image...ess 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
2 slot video card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Image...ess 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
 

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have u checked to see if your computer turns on at all? and or tried a low end video card to see if the video card indeed did go out (if you have one laying around)
 
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