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Help me upgrade my friends stock pc


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#1 Rocket_Finn

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:27 PM

Can I put this graphics card in this stock pc (psu is an HP 300w and thats all i know about the psu)

 

Graphics Card:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125813

 

PC Specs:

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All help is appreciated



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:05 PM

Well first i would get a better CPU cooler, I mean wowie that is a hot pot.

I know those Trinity processors can be warm but if you are overheating getting a GPU isnt going to help.

Is this a pre built?


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#3 Rocket_Finn

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:24 PM

Sorry for the late response. been busy with life lol.

 

Anyways, yes this is a pre built and we've already gotten the CPU overheating problem figured out.



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 01:03 PM

Picture from PSU label?

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 05:16 PM

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/297539314970132480/381612843801247745/image.jpg?width=499&height=666

 

is this good enough?



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 02:23 PM

Good enough label yes. I would put only very weak into system with that PSU. So I suggest you switch PSU too. Good quality basic PSU's are not very expensive.

Next, how much space case has for new graphic card? Just locate PCI Express slot and see how much space there between front of PCI Express and back of case. This is what I mean https://www.vortez.net/articles_file/20217_fractaldesign-node605-gpu-clearance.jpg

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:21 PM

Ok his case is kind of confusing to me so i got some pictures from him. Here they are

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/297539314970132480/384845762355265537/image.jpg?width=499&height=666

 

is that enough room for this graphics card? Also if there is a better card to put in this i'd love to know.

 

And what PSU would you recommend?


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:51 AM

Looks like quite small case. Video card should be very short one. Something like this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wcKhP6/asus-radeon-rx-550-2gb-video-card-rx550-2g

PSU looks to be ATX, in that case, that should be OK https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4Vzv6h/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii430b

Not sure if that is too long however, that HP PSU looks to be quite short one.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:29 PM

I dont live near my friend so he will have to install everythinf himself and I just want to make extra sure that everything will work.

This is the inside of the case. PSU at the top. Is that enough room for the psu you linked?

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/297539314970132480/384845762355265537/image.jpg

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 04:02 PM

Should be. Hard to say without knowing exact length of that PSU. That Seasonic is 140mm while that HP PSU may be bit shorter. So your friend should measure how long that PSU is.

Another problem is that HP PSU and/or motherboard may have non-standard power connectors.

It may help if you can tell exact model of that machine.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 04:30 PM

Here's the link to the model:

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03793624



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 05:10 PM

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)


So that Seasonic is same size.

Motherboard also seem to have standard connectors.

So new PSU should fit.




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