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July 7, 2013 10:37:44 PM

Hi, I have a HP (H8-1212) and I am looking to upgrade it

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en...

I am looking to buy this video card:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

OR THIS ONE
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


^^Can anyone tell me if these GRAPHIC CARDS are compatible with my PC^^? If yes, is there any POWER SUPPLY'S that are compatible with these GRAPHICS CARDS and my PC.

IF THERE IS ANY INFO YOU NEED, JUST ASK :) 
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July 7, 2013 11:03:22 PM

I wouldn't bother with upgrading anything in that build, more like scavenging the good parts out of it.

But to answer your question, No, you need a new power supply. And yes either of the cards would work in the top PCI E x16 slot (black one)

Try the Corsair HX650, Corsair AX650 or a Seasonic X Series 650 or 750. Any of those should work with your setup.

But if I was in your position and had about 700 more dollars laying around I would get a new Case (look at the Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master and NZXT cases), motherboard (I like my Asus 990fx sabertooth, but a 970 would probably work for you), cpu cooler, and maybe some more memory/ram down the road. I would scavenge the wireless card, hard drive, blue-ray/dvd drive, and the 6120 cpu out of that build and put together a better build.

Mostly I would just not use that hp case for anything beyond stock because it won't be able to cool the graphics card very well if at all, and cause it to run very hot.
And lastly the 2nd computer I ever had was an Hp, it died in less than a 6 months. Last Hp product (besides their printers) I will ever own.
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July 7, 2013 11:08:59 PM

jimthenagual said:
You have a One PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.0) so either of those cards will work with your system.

Your case is ATX so it shouldn`t have any issues fitting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Good luck!

So the power supply and video cards are all compatible with my PC? ex. if I were to put the asus gtx 550 ti with your PSU RECCOMENDATION or the Sapphire 6970 with your PSU RECCOMENDATION it would all work perfectly with my pc?

Also isnt it better to get a higher PSU wattage than miminum reccomendation?



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July 7, 2013 11:16:52 PM

fixer762 said:
I wouldn't bother with upgrading anything in that build, more like scavenging the good parts out of it.

But to answer your question, No, you need a new power supply. And yes either of the cards would work in the top PCI E x16 slot (black one)

Try the Corsair HX650, Corsair AX650 or a Seasonic X Series 650 or 750. Any of those should work with your setup.

Im not a major gamer. If I were to play games that dont require much usage like BF3 and play League of legends or WoW would it still heat up?
But if I was in your position and had about 700 more dollars laying around I would get a new Case (look at the Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master and NZXT cases), motherboard (I like my Asus 990fx sabertooth, but a 970 would probably work for you), cpu cooler, and maybe some more memory/ram down the road. I would scavenge the wireless card, hard drive, blue-ray/dvd drive, and the 6120 cpu out of that build and put together a better build.

Mostly I would just not use that hp case for anything beyond stock because it won't be able to cool the graphics card very well if at all, and cause it to run very hot.
And lastly the 2nd computer I ever had was an Hp, it died in less than a 6 months. Last Hp product (besides their printers) I will ever own.


Im not a major gamer. If i were to get the ASUS GTX 550 TI would it still heat up on games like league of legends? Or Call of duty?
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July 7, 2013 11:40:50 PM

The recommend power recommendation for both of those cards is about 550W.

Yes games load your graphics card so yes it will heat up.

To get rid of this heat either get a stock card that has a single blower style fan that blows it out the back of the case or get a better case with better ventilation and more fans. If you chose a 6970 you most definitely should get a better case or that card will run hotter than it needs to and possibly die sooner.

If you choose the 550TI you could probably get away with it in the HP case and a better power supply.

Also what settings are you planning to play Call of Duty and League of Legends on?
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July 8, 2013 8:37:29 AM

fixer762 said:
The recommend power recommendation for both of those cards is about 550W.

Yes games load your graphics card so yes it will heat up.

To get rid of this heat either get a stock card that has a single blower style fan that blows it out the back of the case or get a better case with better ventilation and more fans. If you chose a 6970 you most definitely should get a better case or that card will run hotter than it needs to and possibly die sooner.

If you choose the 550TI you could probably get away with it in the HP case and a better power supply.

Also what settings are you planning to play Call of Duty and League of Legends on?


So should I get a higher power supply than reccomended?

And the gtx 550 would be fine in my case?

I was planning to run them on medium
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July 8, 2013 9:26:25 AM

Just get one of the 650W to 750W power supplies from Corsair or Seasonic of the series I mentioned and you should be fine. Getting a higher rated power supply would be a good idea if you plan to keep adding to the build. You don't need a 1000W power supply unless you are running Crossfire or Sli with two 7970s or two 780s.

The ASUS GTX 550 TI should be ok in your case. But next time, if you get a graphics card better than that, get a new case to cool it.

Since you plan to run on medium the 550TI should be able to do it.
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