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Dell XPS 8940 PSU upgrade? Anyone have any thoughts on this setup?


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I was doing some reading and found this power supply and converter cord for my XPS.  Think it would work?

 

The PSU unit.

TX700 Gold (silverstonetek.com) 

 

The converter cable

Amazon.com: COMeap 24 Pin to 6 Pin ATX PSU Power Adapter Cable for Dell Motherboard with 6 Pin Port 13.3-inch(34cm) : Electronics

 

It's the same size, and I am thinking about putting a newer video card in to be able to run macOS hack.  I am planning on using either the 6800 xt or 7900 xtx if there is opencore drivers available for it. 

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Silverstone products are generally decent. It may not be adequate for a GPU of that caliber. Unless you downgrade the GPU you will probably need three of these. The info in the description seems to conflict with the chart. It has either one or two.

 

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6800xt it is. I have the 2070 super in there now. I am thinking of moving to Radeon for a card so I can run macOS when I want.  I cannot hackintosh my dell on a dual boot now because of the card. 6800 is the highest performing card that is officially working with macos. I will think about this some more and see which direction I will go. 

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I checked on the big store in the sky, and the PSU is 337.  The connector cable is 23.99.  That could be just what I am looking for to upgrade my GPU!

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What about this?  Think I could get the PSU out of this system, and install in mine? 

 

Dell XPS Desktop - Computer Desktops | Dell Canada  They have a 1000w PSU in the xps tower now with the 13th gen intel and 4090 gpu.  

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