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December 24, 2013 4:16:27 PM

I recently bought a GTX 780 DirectCU II OC Edition

http://videocardz.com/42896/asus-announces-geforce-gtx-...

and Im kind of freaking out because I dont think it will fit in my cabinet, even though I know its compatible with my Joshua Motherboard. This is my PC

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAG...

If someone can help, then that would be beautiful ! Thanks alot :D 

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December 24, 2013 5:04:46 PM

your current GPU should be a GeForce GT630 which is 5.7" long. The GTX 760 will be over 9" long, so your best bet is to open the case and measure how much room you have for a video card (how long a card would fit)

edit: from the reference page you provided, your mobo is 9.6 " so while the GTX 760 might fit, your current PSU is only a 300W unit. You will need around a 500W PSU in order to correctly power the GPU. Also, it will need to be a qality PSU from Seasonic, XFX, Corsair (except their CX series) or Antec. If you can find a quality PSU from one of the manufacturers I mentioned, you might be able to go as low as a 450W PSU.

The bad thing about trying to upgrade things in a pre-built computer is that many have their parts built in a proprietary manner, meaning you can't always just swap out parts with standard off the shelf components. You should be able to find out from HP's website what your machines capable of having upgraded (and to what level).
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December 24, 2013 5:24:52 PM

animal said:
your current GPU should be a GeForce GT630 which is 5.7" long. The GTX 760 will be over 9" long, so your best bet is to open the case and measure how much room you have for a video card (how long a card would fit)

edit: from the reference page you provided, your mobo is 9.6 " so while the GTX 760 might fit, your current PSU is only a 300W unit. You will need around a 500W PSU in order to correctly power the GPU. Also, it will need to be a qality PSU from Seasonic, XFX, Corsair (except their CX series) or Antec. If you can find a quality PSU from one of the manufacturers I mentioned, you might be able to go as low as a 450W PSU.

The bad thing about trying to upgrade things in a pre-built computer is that many have their parts built in a proprietary manner, meaning you can't always just swap out parts with standard off the shelf components. You should be able to find out from HP's website what your machines capable of having upgraded (and to what level).


Thanks for the quick response. So what you are basically saying is that if I get a new PSU with 500w, Im good to go?

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December 24, 2013 5:35:44 PM

Just make sure that your case will accept a standard ATX PSU as I said, many manufacturers of mass produced computers make their parts proprietary, so your current PSU may or may not be standard ATX.
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December 24, 2013 5:54:09 PM

animal said:
Just make sure that your case will accept a standard ATX PSU as I said, many manufacturers of mass produced computers make their parts proprietary, so your current PSU may or may not be standard ATX.


Fuck it, I`ll make a new computer from scratch and save some money by already having the graphics card ..
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December 24, 2013 5:55:24 PM

lol, best of luck.....and I sincerely mean it, not making fun of you :) 
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December 24, 2013 5:57:46 PM

animal said:
lol, best of luck.....and I sincerely mean it, not making fun of you :) 


Hahah, thanks :D 
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