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May 24, 2011 4:38:05 PM

Hi all, I'm looking to upgrade my power supply from my measly 300w to support a better graphics card.

I'm running a HP Verde SE a6645f PC with the following specs:
http://www.hp.com/large/campaigns/ [...] asheet.pdf
Vista 64bit
AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.50 GHz dual-core processor
Expansion slots:
1 PCI (one available)
2 PCI Express x1 (two available)
1 PCI Express x16 (one available)
Monitor: 1920 x 1080
Motherboard: Asus M2N68-LA (Narra3)
microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)

What would be a good 500w that my motherboard can support?
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May 24, 2011 4:44:33 PM

On the upside, your PCI-E 16x slot isnt at the very top edge of the board like many are so you can fit a dual slot card in, but it will need to be fairly short.

What graphics card are you looking to install and whats your overall budget for the upgrade? That determines what PSU you need, but your motherboard wont be an issue, its an ASUS board so it will take normal power supply connectors.

For reference for others:
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May 24, 2011 4:59:17 PM

Aargh! Let me at those cables Hunter :p 
OCD cable management mode:Active hehe
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May 24, 2011 10:44:56 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
http://www.corsair.com/power-supplies/non-modular-psus/...

lovely little psu,
Your link wasn't working so I'm assuming your on a 'normal' atx board, out of interest, what games are you playing? and what card were you thinking of putting in there?
Moto


Mostly WOW. Thinking of getting the HD5670

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Are there any cheaper PSUs that I will suffice? People are telling me I don't even need to upgrade from my 300-watt 100 - 240V, 5A, 50/60Hz PSU but I'd rather not risk blowing up my comp
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May 24, 2011 10:53:38 PM

hunter315 said:
On the upside, your PCI-E 16x slot isnt at the very top edge of the board like many are so you can fit a dual slot card in, but it will need to be fairly short.

What graphics card are you looking to install and whats your overall budget for the upgrade? That determines what PSU you need, but your motherboard wont be an issue, its an ASUS board so it will take normal power supply connectors.

For reference for others:
http://www.pacificgeek.com/productimages/xl/FQ424AA-PB-R-3.jpg


My budget is 130-150 for GPU & PSU
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May 24, 2011 11:12:25 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That should work fine. If you want a hd5670, which should be a bit weaker, it will work too.
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May 25, 2011 12:39:16 AM

On my mobile atm so can't check links, I hope one was for a 5770 or similar card?
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May 25, 2011 12:50:10 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
On my mobile atm so can't check links, I hope one was for a 5770 or similar card?
Moto

hd4850. A 5770 would be bottlenecked.
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May 25, 2011 5:16:43 AM

Best answer selected by sacer.
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May 25, 2011 5:20:15 AM

sacer said:
Best answer selected by sacer.

nThanks for the best answer! :) 
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