HP Pavilion graphics/PSU upgrade

I have a HP Pavilion Elite e9220y; AMD Phenom X4 2.6 GHz.

Full specs here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01859815&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c01859815/loc:3&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=4007333#N235

I'd like to upgrade to an ATI Radeon 5770 with a Corsair TX650 PSU. I've already verified the GPU will fit, but I'm concerned about heat in the mid-tower case. It's going to be a tight fit, although it looks like I can keep the area around the CPU pretty open if I route cables properly. Doesn't look like this processor can handle very high temps so I'm concerned.

Any thoughts or suggestions on keeping things cool would be appreciated.
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  1. yes u can upgrade the heatsink to an after market heatsink, such as a coolermaster hyper212+ for around 30$

    and will suit ur cooling needs :) and that corsair ps is great, and paired with that gpu ull be gaming good in no time,

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

    30$+ 7 bucks shipping great deal on good cooler :)
  2. Rockledge said:
    I have a HP Pavilion Elite e9220y; AMD Phenom X4 2.6 GHz.

    Full specs here:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01859815&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c01859815/loc:3&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=4007333#N235

    I'd like to upgrade to an ATI Radeon 5770 with a Corsair TX650 PSU. I've already verified the GPU will fit, but I'm concerned about heat in the mid-tower case. It's going to be a tight fit, although it looks like I can keep the area around the CPU pretty open if I route cables properly. Doesn't look like this processor can handle very high temps so I'm concerned.

    Any thoughts or suggestions on keeping things cool would be appreciated.

    There's no denying the Corsair TX is a great unit.
    However i think you might be better off going with an OZC modular unit.
    They're very good quality and less of a hassle to install in a cramped oem case.= only use the cables you need = better airflow
    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
    OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/936
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