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#1 qTF


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Posted 04 September 2015 - 02:15 AM


I want to buy nvidia gtx 960 OC strix for my Packard bell imedia s2870 . It is compatible with my computer ?  Interior images 11186485_956935814342398_568230286_n.jpg








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Posted 04 September 2015 - 09:49 AM

It looks like a small form factor (Mini ITX or similar) PC.  There are GTX960's designed for small form factor, like this.   However, I doubt the fitted PSU will be up to it.  What is the wattage rating on it (I can't read the label in the pic)?  A minimum 400w PSU with a 6pin PCIe power connector is recommended by Nvidia for the GTX960.  That is not a standard ATX power supply, it looks like a TFX type possibly.  These seem to top out at around 350w.  EDIT It may not even be TFX as the shape looks different.  Example TFX PSU.  It could be proprietary, meaning you will struggle to replace it.


Looking at it, I also have doubts that a dual slot card will fit (all GTX960's are dual slot).  They need space for an additional slot on the side where the ventilation mesh is on your PC.  This is where the heatsink and fan are.  I think you may be restricted to single slot graphics cards.


EDIT2 - I found a thread on techsupportforum that may be helpful.  Here it is stated the proprietary power supply on a similar system is only rated at 220w, and it looks like it might not fit a full height card even.  This unfortunately severely limits your options - to low power half height single slot cards - like the GT620 the linked system had fitted.  http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f210/packard-bell-imedia-s2870-and-gtx750ti-graph-card-856569.html

Edited by jonuk76, 04 September 2015 - 10:43 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 11:54 AM

Dual slot will not fit in that case no way 


Thats looks like a PE-5221 PSU and its  220w - I cant clearly read the model but its clearly no more than 250w


You will need to upgrade that PSU to a 450w and move all your parts to a new case.

Edited by pistol22cal, 05 September 2015 - 11:58 AM.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 10:14 AM

The processor in there will severely bottleneck that gpu. A 960 is overkill for that reason, and I would recommend a radeon hd 6000-8000.

Edited by Captain_Chicken, 30 September 2015 - 10:14 AM.

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