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What type of graphic card slots do i have?

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August 5, 2010 5:06:44 AM

These are my computer specs i dont want to open up my computer yet because im afraid ill break something so if you can figure out what type of graphic card slots i have that would be great. I want to upgrade my graphics card from the really bad one that came built in to my motherboard to the XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 GB DDR5. Also i was wondering how many watts should my power supply be if i got this card?
And if you need to know anything else about my computer just tell me i dont really know what you would need to figure this out.
a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 5:12:34 AM

A 5770 might be bottlenecked by that CPU... A decent 450-500 watt power supply should suffice (make sure it's a good brand)
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August 5, 2010 5:19:59 AM

jryan388 said:
A 5770 might be bottlenecked by that CPU... A decent 450-500 watt power supply should suffice (make sure it's a good brand)

Like what brand of power supply would be good?
a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 5:20:02 AM

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Like what would you say is a good brand?

If you're referring to PSU brand, then get one from Corsair, Seasonic, Coolermaster silent pro series, Silverstone etc.
If you are referring to brand of Graphics Card then I would prefer Sapphire, Asus, Gigabyte,MSI, XFX etc.Regarding the graphics card get the one from a reputable brand and is the cheapest that the brand has to offer.DONT spend extra for those factory Overclocked cards.
August 5, 2010 5:23:19 AM

Tamz_msc said:
If you're referring to PSU brand, then get one from Corsair, Seasonic, Coolermaster silent pro series, Silverstone etc.
If you are referring to brand of Graphics Card then I would prefer Sapphire, Asus, Gigabyte,MSI, XFX etc.Regarding the graphics card get the one from a reputable brand and is the cheapest that the brand has to offer.DONT spend extra for those factory Overclocked cards.

So are you saying that i shouldnt get the one that i said i was like are there any that are just as good but cheaper? And thanks for the quick replies it helped me out a lot
a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 5:28:40 AM

Yes, XFX cards are slightly overpriced(though they make good quality cards).If you find a card from the other brands I mention that are cheaper, then I would suggest that you go for it.
August 5, 2010 5:30:17 AM

ok thanks for all the help!
August 5, 2010 5:33:14 AM

Tamz_msc said:
If you're referring to PSU brand, then get one from Corsair, Seasonic, Coolermaster silent pro series, Silverstone etc.
If you are referring to brand of Graphics Card then I would prefer Sapphire, Asus, Gigabyte,MSI, XFX etc.Regarding the graphics card get the one from a reputable brand and is the cheapest that the brand has to offer.DONT spend extra for those factory Overclocked cards.

Oh yeah and about the psu about how big should it be like physically?
a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 5:34:15 AM

For the 5770 get a 400-450 W PSU from any one of the brands I suggested above.
August 5, 2010 5:38:18 AM

Tamz_msc said:
For the 5770 get a 400-450 W PSU from any one of the brands I suggested above.

Wait, are all of the power supplies the same size like not anything about electricity but like i wanna know if it can actually fit in my computer case
a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 5:40:33 AM

If you have an ATX case(not the small-form-factor ones)as most desktop PCs have then any ATX power supply would fit in your case.
August 5, 2010 5:55:21 AM

Tamz_msc said:
If you have an ATX case(not the small-form-factor ones)as most desktop PCs have then any ATX power supply would fit in your case.

What if i had an hp pavilion slimline would they fit or is that a micro atx?
a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 6:00:35 AM

Which model is it ?(exact one)
August 5, 2010 6:01:31 AM

Tamz_msc said:
Which model is it ?(exact one)

ahh how exactly would i figure that out?
a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 6:05:30 AM

It should be written somewhere on the case, or check it up with HP's website.
August 5, 2010 6:08:36 AM

Tamz_msc said:
It should be written somewhere on the case, or check it up with HP's website.

its the s3400f
August 5, 2010 6:18:47 AM

Tamz_msc said:
It should be written somewhere on the case, or check it up with HP's website.

Ok well im gonna go to sleep nowbecause its like 2 in the morning but thanks for all the help and ill check back tomorrow and i may have more questions :) 
a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 6:19:33 AM

Unfortunately an ATX power supply wont fit and you will need a TFX power supply.But TFX power supplies can give upto 300W and they do not have PCI express connectors, which the 5770 needs.So you're out of luck.Sorry.
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