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Upgrading GPU and PSU for pre built system

Hello. This is my first post so apologies if I did something wrong. I have a prebuilt computer from hp, this is the link to the specifications of my system: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=575313.
And this is my motherboard: http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/foxconn-motherboard-2ab1-specs-12242010h37/.
I want to upgrade my graphics which means I also have to upgrade my PSU.
I was thinking these: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-ca/product/asus-asus-amd-radeon-hd-7770-1gb-gddr5-pci-e-video-card-hd7770-1gd5-hd7770-1gd5/10234350.aspx?path=355922b6dc2ee1724aa56e2c868c9398en02
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-ca/product/corsair-corsair-cx-series-600w-power-supply-cp-9020060-na-cp-9020060-na/10239557.aspx?path=3d37092d9298477ae12f635028872076en02.
Or if you'd like to suggest another PSU, please select from here: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/category/power-supplies/10482.aspx?path=0ac47a235826e5624e5d76435876ff39en01.

I was just wondering if all the components will be compatible with my existing computer. Also I am planning to update my CPU and motherboard a few months from now. Will these also be compatible with my GPU and PSU?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128651

Thanks so much for your help and time.
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  1. Best answer
    From all your specs and the motherboard you have now and the one you plan on getting the graphics card will work with both setups. The Corsair power supply will work with both new and old setups as well Corsair makes great quality products. The only issue you might have is trying to put the motherboard and processor you plan on buying into the HP case. The OEM case connectors for the power button HDD light, power light and other connectors to the motherboard may not fit the new board. So at the time you buy the new CPU mobo combo I would suggest getting an aftermarket case as well.
  2. Metalauxilia said:
    From all your specs and the motherboard you have now and the one you plan on getting the graphics card will work with both setups. The Corsair power supply will work with both new and old setups as well Corsair makes great quality products. The only issue you might have is trying to put the motherboard and processor you plan on buying into the HP case. The OEM case connectors for the power button HDD light, power light and other connectors to the motherboard may not fit the new board. So at the time you buy the new CPU mobo combo I would suggest getting an aftermarket case as well.


    Thanks for the answer! I will make sure to buy a new case. When I am looking for a new case, what should I be looking for?
  3. BCN said:
    Metalauxilia said:
    From all your specs and the motherboard you have now and the one you plan on getting the graphics card will work with both setups. The Corsair power supply will work with both new and old setups as well Corsair makes great quality products. The only issue you might have is trying to put the motherboard and processor you plan on buying into the HP case. The OEM case connectors for the power button HDD light, power light and other connectors to the motherboard may not fit the new board. So at the time you buy the new CPU mobo combo I would suggest getting an aftermarket case as well.


    Thanks for the answer! I will make sure to buy a new case. When I am looking for a new case, what should I be looking for?


    The Gigabyte board you have picked out has a usb 3.0 header so if you get a case with 3.0 ports on it you could utilize them. And you have to be careful that your PSU can reach across your case, but with that Corsair you shouldn' have an issue with an ATX case. A case like this would work.
    http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/cooler-master-cooler-master-k280-micro-atx-atx-computer-case-rc-k280-kkn1-black-rc-k280-kkn1/10248862.aspx?path=809d3c945cc89e2e60f1e189b13d75e1en02

    the case doesn't have to be anything fancy, but I wouldn't recommend getting a $20 one speaking from experience haha. My current case is this and it works great, and it has plenty of fan ports for cooling.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1927343
  4. Metalauxilia said:
    BCN said:
    Metalauxilia said:
    From all your specs and the motherboard you have now and the one you plan on getting the graphics card will work with both setups. The Corsair power supply will work with both new and old setups as well Corsair makes great quality products. The only issue you might have is trying to put the motherboard and processor you plan on buying into the HP case. The OEM case connectors for the power button HDD light, power light and other connectors to the motherboard may not fit the new board. So at the time you buy the new CPU mobo combo I would suggest getting an aftermarket case as well.


    Thanks for the answer! I will make sure to buy a new case. When I am looking for a new case, what should I be looking for?


    The Gigabyte board you have picked out has a usb 3.0 header so if you get a case with 3.0 ports on it you could utilize them. And you have to be careful that your PSU can reach across your case, but with that Corsair you shouldn' have an issue with an ATX case. A case like this would work.
    http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/cooler-master-cooler-master-k280-micro-atx-atx-computer-case-rc-k280-kkn1-black-rc-k280-kkn1/10248862.aspx?path=809d3c945cc89e2e60f1e189b13d75e1en02

    the case doesn't have to be anything fancy, but I wouldn't recommend getting a $20 one speaking from experience haha. My current case is this and it works great, and it has plenty of fan ports for cooling.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1927343


    I really appreciate your expertise. What started as just a video card upgrade is turning into a completely new system! LOL
  5. No problem!:) My system started out as a Dell xps 435mt, but after a few upgrades I put it in a new case to have some more room and flexibility. Not to mention if you manage your cables well it will run cooler than the stock case.Here is a link that might give you some ideas of how to arrange your PSU cables.
    http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/892-basics-of-cable-management
    And yes the Power supply in the guide is a modular one, but it is the same idea with a normal power supply as well.
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