Which PSU or 6pin connector do I need for this Mini PC?

Hi there.

I'll TRY to keep it short and sweet.

I have purchased this computer from Argos (ok, ok, give me a second :D ) which is due next monday. The Acer Aspire X1700 - http://www.backoffice-europe.com/shop/information.asp?partid=98%2ECWM75%2EH7P

Everything on that specification is correct except for the graphics card, the one I have coming is nvidia geforce 7100 and I think its on board. But I've planned to buy this low profile graphics card, the nVidia 9600 GT Galaxy -http://www.galaxytech.com/Product_Details.asp?id=192&class1=&class2=

What I really want to know is, when and if I install that graphics card successfully will I need to change my power supply/psu?

If I do, Im desperate to know where I can find one that will fit into this PC and whether it be strong enough. And most importantly I think it needs to have a 6 PIN CONNECTOR??????

I know alot of other people have been upgrading their mini pc's, if you could help me out I'd be in your debt, thanks.
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  1. really need a hand :(
  2. I'd love to help, but until you know how big the current PSU is I can be of no help. Hopefully you can post the dimensions when you do get it or someone can help you out before then.
  3. lithodora said:
    I'd love to help, but until you know how big the current PSU is I can be of no help. Hopefully you can post the dimensions when you do get it or someone can help you out before then.



    i got the dimensions they are Size (H)26.5, (W)10, (D)31.5cm.

    Thanks tho, i would love to heard other peoples stories on mini pcs they have upgraded themselves
  4. I think you would be much better off with a card that doesnt require a power connection. Something like a 9500gt or 8600 gt. Should run games decent at lower resolutions.
  5. DiscoDuck said:
    I think you would be much better off with a card that doesnt require a power connection. Something like a 9500gt or 8600 gt. Should run games decent at lower resolutions.


    are theylow profile?

    im only going to be on a 19inch monitor too

    but what about the PSU ill need a small one wont i?
  6. DiscoDuck said:
    I think you would be much better off with a card that doesnt require a power connection. Something like a 9500gt or 8600 gt. Should run games decent at lower resolutions.


    are theylow profile?

    im only going to be on a 19inch monitor too

    but what about the PSU ill need a small one wont i?
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