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Looking to upgrade GPU/PSU

  • GPUs
  • HP Pavilion
  • Elite
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 28, 2013 5:05:52 PM

Hey all. I have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-500y 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:

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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December 28, 2013 5:11:27 PM

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.
December 28, 2013 7:20:43 PM

Excellent! Thanks for the info!