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September 26, 2012 4:34:04 PM

Hello,
I am buying a new computer.

http://moofi.woot.com/offers/hewlett-packard-h8-1234

I was thinking about upgrading the power supply and video card. On the video card I have heard and read that it is weak, and I am ok with that. But, the nerd in me wants to upgrade it and see if I can turn it into a gaming computer. So I was wondering what the cheapest way I can do that is? Can I add another video card on the motherboard? or should I just try to buy a better video card? Are the dimensions of a new power supply important? I always had a laptop and haven't got to play much with building my own computer. I haven't got it yet but I am just anticipating.
Thanks in advance, I would like to know what you would put in the machine to run starcraft 2 wings of liberty and such, on ultra.
Bob

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September 26, 2012 4:51:41 PM

Why don't you just build one from scratch. It's cheaper, better and way more fun.
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September 26, 2012 5:36:17 PM

First off if your wanting to upgrade the Pc you would need to let us know the budget amount your working with so we can give you suggestions that are not outrageous.
Second building your own computer alows you to put in exactly what you want for parts and you don't have to change anything.
Now the FX6120 is brand new and only available right now in a prebuilt computer , like the one your looking at. The video is intergrated and it's not a seperate video card so you can't add a second 7450 but you can just add an AMD video card and connect it with the intergrated for a hybrid crossfire. As long as the power supply is the standard ATX type then any ATX power supply will fit.
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September 28, 2012 12:28:42 PM

inzone said:
First off if your wanting to upgrade the Pc you would need to let us know the budget amount your working with so we can give you suggestions that are not outrageous.
Second building your own computer alows you to put in exactly what you want for parts and you don't have to change anything.
Now the FX6120 is brand new and only available right now in a prebuilt computer , like the one your looking at. The video is intergrated and it's not a seperate video card so you can't add a second 7450 but you can just add an AMD video card and connect it with the intergrated for a hybrid crossfire. As long as the power supply is the standard ATX type then any ATX power supply will fit.




I don't want to go over 200 dollars for the video card, and I don't want to go over 60 bucks for the power supply.
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September 28, 2012 1:51:48 PM

thexalchemist said:
Why don't you just build one from scratch. It's cheaper, better and way more fun.



What would you recommend then for the same price or without going above 600$ I have never built before, I would imagine it is pretty time intensive for a newb?
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September 28, 2012 4:34:33 PM

MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$219.99 and a $30 rebate makes the final price $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$209.99 and a $30 rebate that makes the final price $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
$89.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I put the power supply because of the rebates you will still come in under the $260 budget total , if you chose the first video card and add the psu after rebates you would be at $260 and by choosing the second card you would be at $250.

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September 28, 2012 4:37:40 PM

I was looking at building, without the power supply this is what I was thinking. Paying above 700 dollars makes me nervous.... Can I run most games on high with this build? Overclocking and making my own sounds neat.









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EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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inzone said:
MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$219.99 and a $30 rebate makes the final price $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$209.99 and a $30 rebate that makes the final price $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
$89.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I put the power supply because of the rebates you will still come in under the $260 budget total , if you chose the first video card and add the psu after rebates you would be at $260 and by choosing the second card you would be at $250.

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September 28, 2012 5:01:23 PM

I understand your limitations with budget and experience and after looking at your build list I can agree with everthing you listed except the video card , the 550Ti isn't going to cut it for gaming on high. You would need to choose one of he ones that I had listed. The MSI Hawk card will cost $60 above the 550Ti and will be a much , much better card and well worth the extra cost.
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September 28, 2012 5:23:03 PM

Cool thanks,

Will I need any extra fans right away?


inzone said:
I understand your limitations with budget and experience and after looking at your build list I can agree with everthing you listed except the video card , the 550Ti isn't going to cut it for gaming on high. You would need to choose one of he ones that I had listed. The MSI Hawk card will cost $60 above the 550Ti and will be a much , much better card and well worth the extra cost.

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September 28, 2012 8:38:29 PM

Fans for what, the case? Are you going the upgrade route of the new build? If your talking about the Antec 300 then no you wouldn't need additional fans right away as it come wit two in the front , one in the rear and one up top. You have the option to add side panel fans and you can do that at any time if you see that you need one. The cpu cooler will have one and the video card will have one or two depending on the model and the power supply will have one so it depends on the case to just provided a continuous supply of fresh air.
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October 3, 2012 2:54:03 PM

inzone said:
Fans for what, the case? Are you going the upgrade route of the new build? If your talking about the Antec 300 then no you wouldn't need additional fans right away as it come wit two in the front , one in the rear and one up top. You have the option to add side panel fans and you can do that at any time if you see that you need one. The cpu cooler will have one and the video card will have one or two depending on the model and the power supply will have one so it depends on the case to just provided a continuous supply of fresh air.






I was wondering what you thought about power supplies? Could I get away with this unit or should I get a better one? Thanks



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


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