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August 15, 2014 12:46:36 PM

Hello, I have a straight-from-store p7-1235 and I was wondering if I could add a graphics card and power supply in the case.

Graphics Card:
ECGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-geforce-gtx-660-2gb-gd...;jsessionid=C432A8B76334FCE6A680EEABB339300F.bbolsp-app02-133?id=1218808244387&skuId=6820043&st=EVGA%20GTX%20660&cp=1&lp=1


Power Supply:
Thermaltake - TR2-600NL2NC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/thermaltake-tr2-600nl2nc-at...


Thank you for your time! Please answer quick, I need the answer by tomorrow for my birthday.
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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2014 12:49:37 PM

Absolutely do not buy that PSU. It's on the Tom's tier 5 "replace immediately list." What are you complete system specs and I'll give you some good options for a psu. You can find the tier list here and you want something AT LEAST tier 3 or above. Pay attention to model, not just brand, as some brands have real good and real bad psu models.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...
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August 15, 2014 12:53:47 PM

Processor: AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
RAM: 8 GB ( 7.43 GB usable )
System Type: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2014 12:54:41 PM

The card should work fine in that board but be aware that the onboard GPU for that motherboard does not support dual graphics so it's either the onboard graphics or the card, you can't use them in tandem.
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August 15, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Okay, but what power supply should I use? And if you recommend me a power supply, will it all fit?
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August 15, 2014 1:02:48 PM

Also be aware that the motherboard has no provisions for overclocking.
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August 15, 2014 1:04:55 PM

That sounds fine. I just want to know if it will all fit in the case.
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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2014 1:13:31 PM

The card SHOULD fit inside that case, but measure your clearance inside the case from the I/O panel to the back of the hard drive cage to be sure and compare it with the specs for the card length. If you're not too worried about looks, which you shouldn't be with that pre-built, this PSU should be fine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2014 1:15:51 PM

And Seasonic is one of the top three, if not the top, PSU manufacturer out there and that unit has served me well in many builds recently and is a Tier 2 Class A unit on the list.
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August 15, 2014 1:41:41 PM

In regards to fitting in the case on the PSU, I have no idea. If you can provide a model number from your current PSU I can find the specs and tell you. Also might want to kind of measure and see how much extra space is possibly available around the current PSU in the case in all directions. Pre-build computer cases can be a real (Insert choice word here) to upgrade because often the hardware inside is proprietary.
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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2014 1:42:44 PM

Never mind, I got the dimensions. I'll let you know in a minute.
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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2014 1:43:30 PM

That Seasonic is the exact same dimensions as the factory PSU.
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