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Old 09-17-2012, 03:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need to decide what video card to get for my new set up

Recently purchased this hp from bestbuy...

HP - Pavilion HPE Desktop - 10GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - h8-1234

People were saying to switch out the video card and power supply and would would do wonders.

My question is, is my motherboard compatible and is it SLI compatible? I can't find out for the life of me. If so I am going to go for the nvidia 660 Ti, but if not...what do you guys suggest?

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Old 09-17-2012, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your motherboard is a 970 chipset proprietary board. It has a single PCI-E 2.0 slot for graphics and your current PSU is a standard sized 300w OEM.

You will have a problem with the PSU as it isn't a standard sized PSU and the 660ti requires at least 400W.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Alright, I will get probably get a 750 watt power supply and the 660 to. Thanks!
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Well you misunderstood me. The PSU that is in your case isn't the standard size so getting a regular PSU wont fit. Also 750w is way overkill for the 660ti.
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Sorry, which PSU should I get then? >< Whats recommended?
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The PSU in your case is some kind of proprietary. 650w would be fine.
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Power Supply
Internal 300W (100V-240V)
Form factor: Internal ATX
Total wattage: 300W
Nominal input voltage range: 200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)
Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)
the power supply looks to be the standard ATX.

don't know how much you want to spend, but these should work fine.
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
Newegg.com - Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
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Thank you very much!
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Look at the dimensions of his PSU vs another one. The height is more than a usual PSU due to the fan size. Google image search his PC model and look at the rear of the PC.
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Which means these two will not be compatible?
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