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New Video Card needs new PSU - Compatible with Motherboard?

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June 28, 2014 6:53:53 AM

Hello,

I'm extremely new to this and I'm sorry for not understanding the technical terms right away.

I have this HP Computer: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02...

I purchased this Raedon Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It says on my box that it supports Win7 but requires a minimum of 750W PSU. My current PSU is 250W that came with the computer.

I suppose what my question is, can I purchase a 800W or 850W PSU that will match up to my motherboard in order to run this graphics card? Any suggestions?

A few games I recently purchased on Steam won't run without a high graphics card, instead of the 4200 that is integrated.

Thank you for any help you can provide!
SeattleLass

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June 28, 2014 6:58:50 AM
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June 28, 2014 7:06:54 AM

The problem with PSUs is usually quality more than quantity. Your PC most likely will not break 350W peak so a quality 500+W PSU should get the job done.

The huge scary numbers GPU manufacturers put on their boxes are simply to weed out most low-quality PSUs that often cannot reliably deliver more than about half their sticker rating.
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June 28, 2014 7:10:08 AM

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The problem with PSUs is usually quality more than quantity. Your PC most likely will not break 350W peak so a quality 500+W PSU should get the job done.

The huge scary numbers GPU manufacturers put on their boxes are simply to weed out most low-quality PSUs that often cannot reliably deliver more than about half their sticker rating.


Thank you for taking the time to explain this to me. I really appreciate this.I'll look at iceclock's link :) 
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June 28, 2014 7:11:14 AM

yes thats more than enought power for ur computer and graphic card.

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