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I need help: Can my PC handle the XFX RADEON 5770 HD?

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December 19, 2010 12:53:04 PM

Hello, I was wondering if I could some professional expert input on whether or not my Acer Aspire M5620 Desktop PC can handle to XFX RADEON 5770 HD graphics card.

Specs:

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
32-bit
Processor: Intel Core Quad CPU Q6600 @2.40GHz
BIOS v: 2.5
PSU: 250w Industry Standard (GOING TO UPGRADE TO 550W)
RAM: 3GB DDR2
Expansion Slots: 1 PCI Express® x16 slot
1 PCI Express® x1 slot
2 PCI slots
Chipset (i dont know if this means MOBO or not): Intel G33 + ICH9R

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December 19, 2010 1:05:22 PM

You'd need to upgrade your powersupply to a quality 500W unit (or greater)

If your on a tight budget then I'd recommend this: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

Basically any 500W or greater PSU from Antec, Corsair, OCZ, Enermax, Be Quiet!, Zalman or PC Power and Cooling will be fine.

All the rest of your system is fine.
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December 19, 2010 1:15:03 PM

Alright, thank you for the clarification.

My second biggest concern is the size of my chassis.

Desktop, 7.1" (180mm) W x 17.4" (441mm) D x 14.2" (360mm) H

Is that really going to be the most ideal PSU?
I have this huge cylindrical fan to the bottom right of my PSU (if your facing it)
Will that corsair PSU properly fit without any moving of anything in my tower?
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December 19, 2010 1:22:50 PM

Can you tell me the make and model of your tower (case), going by the dimensions you listed the PSU should fit fine, The PSU i linked to earlier is fairly small but without knowing the make and model of your case I can't say for sure if it'll fit.
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December 19, 2010 1:27:54 PM

trenttrubela said:
by the way, i found this

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/dynex-500w-atx-p...

appears to be the same product, just different companies.


Its certainly not the same product, every company makes PSU's using different components, Corsair have a reputation for high quality and reliable products, so although both PSU's are 500W does not mean they are the same product. I highly recommend you invest in a quality PSU as its argueably the most important component in a PC.
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December 19, 2010 1:55:18 PM

I don't actually have a different tower, I'm still using the stock Acer Aspire M5620 tower.

But I think some time in the near future I'll be upgrading.
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December 19, 2010 2:12:49 PM

From pictures I've found it looks like the PSU would fit, if not you might be able to remove the CPU fan shroud thing beneath the PSU
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December 19, 2010 2:18:03 PM

More than happily will I take a picture for you, if you'd like a more accurate look at it.
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December 19, 2010 3:02:24 PM

If I were you I'd messure the PSU area of your case, The Corsair PSU messurements are 150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 140mm(L)

Or you could messure your current PSU and compare it against the messurements of the Corsair PSU to give you a good idea of whether it will fit inside your case
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