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April 3, 2013 11:07:34 PM

I have been looking for a bigger power supply and a better graphics card for this:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

So if you any ideas or found something that will fit please post it!

I live in Australia. Also my budget to upgrade is about $300. Also I do not have any local places to get my computer checked out. I would also like to buy from https://www.jw.com.au. I also don't mine buying from ebay or stores in australia

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April 3, 2013 11:10:11 PM

your link doesn't go anywhere, and what kind of games would you be wanting to play and at what settings? are you looking for all the eyecandy in BF3 or are you a casual sim city player?
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April 3, 2013 11:42:28 PM

Will all this fit. If your havn't ill do it now. Thankyou so much. Really means alot that someone has the time to help me :) 
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April 3, 2013 11:51:29 PM

Got a tape measure? measure from the backing plate (where you would screw it in) and go about 10 inches, The link you gave me didnt specify how much room it had, but from the looks of it eyeballing for me of course is it will just be past the end of your mother board and unless something is in the way, it will fit.
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April 3, 2013 11:59:26 PM

HillBillyAsian said:
Got a tape measure? measure from the backing plate (where you would screw it in) and go about 10 inches, The link you gave me didnt specify how much room it had, but from the looks of it eyeballing for me of course is it will just be past the end of your mother board and unless something is in the way, it will fit.


Ok, doing it now

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April 4, 2013 12:02:04 AM

I can easily fit like 12 inchs
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April 4, 2013 12:04:58 AM

Also dose psu have all the needed cables or do i need to look around for one that matches my computer needs
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April 4, 2013 12:07:33 AM

good, because the card is actually only 9.5 inches. i just wanted to make sure it wasn"t going to touch anything and vibrate, but it looks like your good to go if you want to go that route. The power connectors for the 7870 will be facing you when you install it so you wont have to worry about bending cables backwards or anything like that as well as routing other cables you should have 2.5 inchs between it and the case, so you're golden.
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April 4, 2013 12:09:00 AM

HillBillyAsian said:
good, because the card is actually only 9.5 inches. i just wanted to make sure it wasn"t going to touch anything and vibrate, but it looks like your good to go if you want to go that route. The power connectors for the 7870 will be facing you when you install it so you wont have to worry about bending cables backwards or anything like that as well as routing other cables you should have 2.5 inchs between it and the case, so you're golden.


Yea there is a couple of cables that are just floating i can re-route them.

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April 4, 2013 12:10:20 AM

Also would it be worth getting fans that don't make almost any sound. The fans now are like loud and when I am talking they say about how loud my computer fans are.
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April 4, 2013 12:14:16 AM

The PSU i chose is a non modular so it has all the cables you should need, and your motherboard is a 24pin, and the psu is also 24pin so you good to go there. That's the one that matters (i haven't seen a 20 pin motherboard in awhile) . and it also uses sata power connectors (which your HD and disc drive also uses). so that should be a plug and play peice
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April 4, 2013 12:19:41 AM

HillBillyAsian said:
The PSU i chose is a non modular so it has all the cables you should need, and your motherboard is a 24pin, and the psu is also 24pin so you good to go there. That's the one that matters (i haven't seen a 20 pin motherboard in awhile) . and it also uses sata power connectors (which your HD and disc drive also uses). so that should be a plug and play peice


Ok, thankyou. What about fans? Is it worth it?
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April 4, 2013 12:19:47 AM

and considering your upgrading your video card, you can always pick up a few silent case fans to keep temps lower because you will have a big powerful somewhat heat producing beast in there (remember to try to keep the direction of flow they are in now if you do install new ones, most cases are built with a certain airflow in mind and you want to keep it circulating the right way)
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April 4, 2013 12:45:06 AM

Oh btw before i go to sleep lol, don't go looking for a fan that just says its silent, your looking for one that can still move air while keeping dbs down a little, try to find a "name brand" fan that moves at least 60-70cfm at around 1200 rpm, thats pretty much the sweet spot, hope i helped you
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April 4, 2013 12:47:43 AM

I don't know about my hp. I think they have thrown all the components in a big mess. Cables floating everywhere. I am planning of just future proofing my computer. As I could not buy online, with like $1000. Also it is not easy to get parts in Australia. As there is no Newegg or Amazon. But JW is a great site. I have already bought razer items off them.
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April 4, 2013 12:54:31 AM

Just go with your gut, you don't need to buy new fans as they are working now, but in the future, since they are cheap you can swap them out to help out your cooling, you don't NEED them atm. Your mobo and CPU are fine for now, and with the gpu youll be running bf3 np. As for BF4 all they released so far was a video demo, and it'll be awhile before they release it, and by then you'll still be able to play it, they arent trying to make yet another new engine for it, its still using frostbite so its not going 4 gens ahead of the current technology. so slowly futurproofing is the way to go, one peice at a time that u can use in the next futureproofing (like the psu should last through a few upgrade points)
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April 4, 2013 12:56:53 AM

Ok, thankyou!!
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