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Hp pavilion magnesium gray edition p6404y power supply upgrade?

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June 3, 2011 6:57:43 AM

hi I was wondering what power supply would be best to fit into my hp pavilion magnesium gray edition p6404y. I'm for looking for something with like 600-700watts affordable but reliable can anyone help? a follow up to that is what graphic card would go well with my wattage for something like world of warcraft.

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June 3, 2011 5:42:45 PM

What GPU are you planning on buying? That motherboard only supports one card, so unless it's a dual core monster, you don't need that much power. To answer the first part of your question, you can replace your power supply. It's one of the few things the OEM can't restrict you from doing. Just let us know what graphic card you like on Newegg or whatever, based on you budget, and we'll let you know how much power you need and what companies to buy from.

without a budget, but within reason:

Nvidia GTX 560 ti $245
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Nvidia performs better in WoW than AMD/ATI card according to Toms:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-c...
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June 3, 2011 9:32:29 PM

joshyboy82 said:
What GPU are you planning on buying? That motherboard only supports one card, so unless it's a dual core monster, you don't need that much power. To answer the first part of your question, you can replace your power supply. It's one of the few things the OEM can't restrict you from doing. Just let us know what graphic card you like on Newegg or whatever, based on you budget, and we'll let you know how much power you need and what companies to buy from.

without a budget, but within reason:

Nvidia GTX 560 ti $245
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Nvidia performs better in WoW than AMD/ATI card according to Toms:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-c...


Actually what you've given me is perfect just the amount I'd like to spend thanks alot. I do have one last question though. I'm not really experienced with installing PSU (although I've done GPU's) are there any tutorials that could guide me though the process? This would be like my first PSU install.

Also doesn't the Nvidia GTX 560 ti need a 500 watt PSU?
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June 4, 2011 12:53:19 PM

I'm not going to pretend I spent much time on this, but needless to say it isn't complicated. I simply googled PSU installation for your reference, and I read through a few tutorials.

The one with the most elaborate information:
http://compreviews.about.com/od/tutorials/ss/DIYPSU_5.h...

And my choice for simplicity:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esWIYzGfbpc

Honestly, I'm not sure of the minimum requirements. I searched around and all I found was that the Super Clocked version said minimum 500 watts. It won't be much more expensive to change from the PSU I suggested.

New PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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