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Hey all. I have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-500y http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?sp4ts.oid=5035344&spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay&spf_p.prp_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-navigationalState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c02679437-30%257CdocLocale%253D%257CcalledBy%253D&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken and am looking to upgrade my GPU for gaming purposes which more than likely means getting a new PSU.

Current GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6450
Current PSU: 300w
Budget: $150

From what I understand this is a great card for the money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-202-011&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=5#scrollFullInfo

I'm concerned about whether it will fit into my Mid-size ATX case and getting a PSU that is compatable with the case and other components.

Thanks in advance for your time! I used to know what was going on with PCs, but I fell behind the times and apparently got lazy (as evidenced by buying an HP lol).
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    If you drop to a 7750 you can use your current PSU, something to consider, its not that much slower, 20% maybe.

    But as far as your build goes, system seems to be standard ATX spec so no worries on compatibility, you'd be surprised what cards you can fit in a small case, I had a 11" 7950 in a Lenovo OEM case at one point. If it doesn't fit you can always just take a hack saw to the drive cages, but a 7770 is extremely small so it should go in no issue.

    As for a PSU, a Corsair CX430 is cheap and will do the job.
  2. Excellent! Thanks for the info!
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