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July 21, 2011 12:52:39 AM

Hi,
Im no pc expert so I just need help in figuring out if my system will run this graphic card and if it will be a good gaming PC.
Will my HP pro run HIS Radeon HD 6850 and will it fit it in the first place?
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Desktop: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06a/12454-124...
HP Pro 3130 Minitower, i3-550, H57 express, 8GB DDR3, 500GB HDD.
Thanks,
a c 214 U Graphics card
July 21, 2011 1:29:24 AM

The PC should fit the card and run the card fine but your going to need to upgrade the Power Supply?

Do you have a budget for the power supply?
July 21, 2011 1:51:02 AM

Well I dont have a budget for the power supply but as i noticed on the HP site, you can insert GeForce GT 310 which needs a MINIMUM of 300W power xD, so if i dont change the power supply it wont run at all? because i dont want to go through going getting a new power supply ..
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 21, 2011 1:59:24 AM

Well if you don't have the money for a new PSU the next best thing would be to get a less powerful card that doesn't require as much power.The best card you can get with that PSU is probably the 6670/5670.

What reosultion is your monitor and what games do you play? I can give you some figures on what type of performance you'll expect with that card.
a c 214 U Graphics card
July 21, 2011 2:01:43 AM

Malki_m92 said:
also according to this site, when its under load it consumes 229W.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/10/22/at...


Yes it does consume less power than your 300 watt but the things with PC vendors like HP is that the PSU's they supply with their PC's aren't that great(bottom of the barrel sort of speak).They may advertise 300 watts but in truth they probably don't even provide over 200watts.
July 21, 2011 2:06:02 AM

what i meant before is that i dont have limits on the money ;) .. but its just that i need a good power supply and also if i change the power supply myself it would void the warranty from HP as I understand, they have to change the parts on their own inorder to not void it.. xD
what good powersupplies do you recommend?
a c 214 U Graphics card
July 21, 2011 2:37:28 AM

Theirs a whole bunch of good ones out there.Whats your budget?
July 21, 2011 2:42:04 AM

Any PSU that can run my sytem stable is good, as i said im not limited by the money..
a c 214 U Graphics card
July 21, 2011 3:20:15 AM

Is their any specific reason why you wanted that 6850?For $175 you might as well get a 6870.

Saphire 6870 $175= $155 after MIR + $8 Shipping
July 21, 2011 3:36:30 AM

well for the power supply isnt my Mobo a MicroATX ? so does that power supply work for sure?

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Is their any specific reason why you wanted that 6850?For $175 you might as well get a 6870.

Saphire 6870 $175= $155 after MIR + $8 Shipping
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well i just liked the reviews i saw for the HIS HD 6850,, ill look into it ;)  and besides that doesnt solve my problem of the lack of HP's "excellent" power supply ;) 
a c 142 U Graphics card
July 21, 2011 5:58:21 AM

ATX power supplies work on just about all motherboards including MicroATX. The only major exception is some proprietary boards that use a different connection, and HP doesn't use any of those.
a c 214 U Graphics card
July 21, 2011 6:38:56 AM

Your mobo will support any type of PSU as long as it has a 24 pin conntector which all PSU's do.

But what is a cause for concern is the fact that it's a mini-tower case which would restrict the size of the PSU you can fit.I reccomend you measure your current PSU(Height&Length).After you do that measure how much space you have in total for a new PSU.
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