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June 19, 2013 5:43:23 PM

Well to put it simply im buying a video card for a long distance friend. He recently bought a hp h8-1534 computer and has a 7570 in it currently. I kind of want to buy him either a amd 7770 or a gtx 650 or gtx 650 ti but im not sure the power supply will do it. The only thing i can find on the net is this

http://www.overclock.net/t/1381664/need-some-amd-help-w...

but its not much help and im curious to what all of you think.

Edit: Also he currently has a amd 7570 in it

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June 19, 2013 6:07:17 PM

That computer has a 460W power supply.

The 7770 uses about 80w, the GTX650 ti uses 110 w and the GTX650 uses 64 W.
I would stick with the 7770 or GTX650 due to price. Here is a comparison: http://www.hwcompare.com/13467/geforce-gtx-650-vs-radeo...

The 5750 uses 86 W. You can basically pick any card, replace the current one and you should be good to go.
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June 19, 2013 6:29:41 PM

In the link I posted it talk about a guy having issues with the gtx 650 and a 660. the guy im buying this isn't exactly the most computer computer savvy person but lives a long way away from me so i want it to be something that he can basically plug and go.
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June 19, 2013 6:39:54 PM

jeff1304 said:
In the link I posted it talk about a guy having issues with the gtx 650 and a 660. the guy im buying this isn't exactly the most computer computer savvy person but lives a long way away from me so i want it to be something that he can basically plug and go.


While the power supply is light, it should be fine with the 7770 and GTX650. The 5750 draws more power: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130412113...

I don't think that this is going to go like you think/hope: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/375568-31-graphics-ca...

You will need to help him by disabling the UEFI/Secure boot and enabled legacy mode before swapping cards
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June 19, 2013 7:14:53 PM

mjmacka said:
jeff1304 said:
In the link I posted it talk about a guy having issues with the gtx 650 and a 660. the guy im buying this isn't exactly the most computer computer savvy person but lives a long way away from me so i want it to be something that he can basically plug and go.


While the power supply is light, it should be fine with the 7770 and GTX650. The 5750 draws more power: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130412113...

I don't think that this is going to go like you think/hope: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/375568-31-graphics-ca...

You will need to help him by disabling the UEFI/Secure boot and enabled legacy mode before swapping cards


well the card that is in it now is the 7570 I might have to just try using face time and show him how to change the bios.
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