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January 23, 2012 9:15:22 PM

Hello. I want to upgrade my Graphics card but I dont think I can because my PSU is only 220 watts. I looked in my computer and the power supply is really weird shaped and I think its only made for this machine.. Is there anyway I could just purchase a standard atx power supply and run it outside of the case? Thanks!

Heres what my current power supply looks like: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=ztvqkw&s=5

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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2012 9:31:41 PM

It will probably be cheaper and easier for you to just get a new case. But depending on what you're upgrading your graphics card for, you may not need a new PSU. What are you trying to do and what is your budget?
a b ) Power supply
January 23, 2012 9:44:16 PM

What kind of power supply is it? I can't read the sticker on the side. Its 80+ Bronze though lol...

Looks like it might be a server psu.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
January 23, 2012 9:45:38 PM

Besides, there's no hope in removing the MOBO to a new case, as i see from the picture it's a BTX board in an OEM machine and probably all your system specs are low end. Better tell us your total system specs and why you need the GPU.
January 23, 2012 9:58:00 PM

Here are my Specs:
3GB DDR3 1333MHz
AMD Athlon II x2 220 @ 2.8GHz
GeForce nForce 430 6150SE
220W Power Supply
1TB HDD

I want to upgrade the graphics card so I can play basic games like Call of Duty 4 and Minecraft but this integrated card isnt enough..
January 23, 2012 10:05:43 PM

totalknowledge said:
What kind of power supply is it? I can't read the sticker on the side. Its 80+ Bronze though lol...

Looks like it might be a server psu.

Its made by Delta Electronics and the serial number is DPS-220ub-5a

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a c 126 ) Power supply
a c 236 U Graphics card
January 23, 2012 10:12:01 PM
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It looks like your psu is a flex or itx type of psu. They will not have sufficient power to run any discrete card that needs a 6 pin psu adapter.

If you have an external 5 1/2 " drive bay that can be made available, you could install a supplementary psu like this 450w FSP unit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 23, 2012 10:24:41 PM

geofelt said:
It looks like your psu is a flex or itx type of psu. They will not have sufficient power to run any discrete card that needs a 6 pin psu adapter.

If you have an external 5 1/2 " drive bay that can be made available, you could install a supplementary psu like this 450w FSP unit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm not really looking into getting a card that requires a 6pin adapter.. something like a HD 6570 low profile or something like that.
January 23, 2012 11:05:07 PM

I think I'm just going to get a normal ATX power supply and have it outside of my system.
January 25, 2012 3:04:14 AM

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a b ) Power supply
a c 271 U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 1:24:33 PM

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