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Can I upgrade graphics card to nvidia gtx 680?

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June 21, 2013 7:55:40 PM

I have an HP Pavillion p6-2117c, and I am planning on upgrading all of it, but each part at a time. I just upgrade each part as I get the money. Im trying right now to upgrade to an nvidia gtx 680 graphics card, but Im not sure if itll work or not. Im a pretty big noob when it comes to this kinda stuff, but Im just starting to learn about all of it. I know that Ill have to upgrade the psu, but im not really sure about anything else. Please help! Specs are below:

Motherboard
AAHD2-HY (Holly2)
Manufacturer: Pegatron
Form factor: 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Chipset: AMD A55
Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3
Front side bus speeds: 100 MHz UMI (Unified Media Interface)
Processor socket: FM1
Expansion Slots:
1 PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.0)
3 PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)
1 PCI Express Mini Card

AMD A6 3650 Processor
TDP: 100W
Operating speed: Up to 2.6 GHz
Number of cores: 4
Socket: FM1
Bus speed: 4.0 GT/s HT3

Memory
8 GB
Amount: 8 GB
Speed: PC3-12800 MB/sec
Type: DDR3-1600

Current Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6530D

1TB SATA hard drive
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June 21, 2013 8:12:01 PM

You are going to need to upgrade the power supply first. The stock 300w just wont power a gtx 680. Also unless you are getting a good deal you may want to look at the GTX 770(also requires a psu upgrade) its usually cheaper and faster than the 680.
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June 21, 2013 8:19:15 PM

bignastyid said:
You are going to need to upgrade the power supply first. The stock 300w just wont power a gtx 680. Also unless you are getting a good deal you may want to look at the GTX 770(also requires a psu upgrade) its usually cheaper and faster than the 680.


Thanks for the fast reply. And I know I have to upgrade the psu first, but do you have any recommendations on some good ones? So the GTX 770 works with my pavillion? If so I agree, i just looked up on it and Im liking it more than the 680!
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June 21, 2013 8:23:56 PM

It will work but be bottlenecked by the cpu and it may run a bit warm as the case doesnt have the best cooling. For a PSU get 600w or larger unit from Tier 1,2, or 3 on this list http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx. For brands I usually go with Seasonic, Corsair or XFX.
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