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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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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?
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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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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.
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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..
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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 283 U Graphics card
January 23, 2012 10:12:01 PM

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...
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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.
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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.
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January 25, 2012 3:04:14 AM

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January 25, 2012 1:24:33 PM

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