Par. Dylan Rhodes Posté May 06th 2011
In this video, Jeff Checchi walks through upgrading a Dell Inspiron's stock power supply to an Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 PSU. While he's at it, he upgrades the onboard graphics to an NVIDIA GPU.
We chose a Dell Inspiron for this demo, but the purpose is to show that it's straightforward to replace components in just about any off-the-shelf PC.
While lots of Corsair customers have built their own PCs from the ground up, independently sourcing the case, motherboard, and every other component, Dell and other vendors still sell tons of pre-configured PCs. And, it's a safe assumption that the majority of off-the-shelf PCs like Dell Inspiron models are never upgraded by their owners (similar to the oft-repeated statement that the majority of SUV owners never take them off-road).
Unfortunately, this means that lots of off-the-shelf PCs are simply scrapped if the stock PSU fails. Or, their owners take them to a repair shop and pay more than they might need to, and possibly receive replacement components of questionable quality.
And, that's why we created this video — to show those folks that it's easier than you might think to make basic PC repairs or upgrades.