Graphics and PSU upgrade

I have a Hp i7-860 2.8ghz, 6 GB RAM with a HD 5450 grahics card and a 300 watt PSU. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02005044&cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4108223
HP say I shouldnt upgrade PSU and Graphics in case I damage other components. Any ideas if this is true? The gaming performance is poor. I would like to spend around £150 - £200 max.
Thank you.
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044 $44 after MIR and promo-code. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948 That is $150 after MIR and promo-code. Right under $200!
  2. HostileDonut said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044 $44 after MIR and promo-code. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948 That is $150 after MIR and promo-code. Right under $200!


    The op talks about pounds, good chance he's English.
  3. Yeah, go for the XFX.
  4. yummerzzz said:

    Is be quite a good PSU maker?
  5. Yes, you probably haven't heard of them as they do not supply the US, but they are a high quality unit maker.
  6. yummerzzz said:
    Yes, you probably haven't heard of them as they do not supply the US, but they are a high quality unit maker.

    Oh, okay, got it.
  7. Reviews are positive.
  8. Why ? It's twice as expensive as the BeQuit ( briliant name for a psu :lol: ) And the goal was to stay between 150-200 pounds, so that would mean a lesser gpu then ?
  9. pcnut88 said:


    @pcnut88 ; Be Quit ! ( sorry, couldn't resist this bad joke ) :pt1cable:
  10. HostileDonut said:
    Dynapower is not a good PSU maker.


    Really? Have you had some experience with them in the past?
  11. pcnut88 said:
    Really? Have you had some experience with them in the past?

    No, I have not used one because they are not good. :lol: They are just known to not be good from all the reviews I have seen of there PSUs.
  12. When i want fireworks i'll wait till new years eve, this is from one of the many bad Dynapower reviews ;

    "Pros: Worked for 9 months, until it went out in a blaze of glory.

    Cons: I was in the bathroom, and I heard what I thought to be firecrackers or a small gun going off. I ran out and found out it was my PC. Power supply was popping and smoking. I jerked the plug out of the wall, and let my case clear of the smoke. If I wouldn't have been at home there's a good chance this thing would have burnt my house down. I've been working on PC's for quite a while, and never saw something like this happen. These things are supposed to have a fuse in them in case of a short. Mine never blew.

    Other Thoughts: Lucky my house is still here, and I hope this thing didn't fry the rest of my PC with it. Waiting on a new PSU to test it out."

    Great fun those Dynapowers !!!
  13. GreenDutchAlien said:
    When i want fireworks i'll wait till new years eve, this is from one of the many bad Dynapower reviews ;

    "Pros: Worked for 9 months, until it went out in a blaze of glory.

    Cons: I was in the bathroom, and I heard what I thought to be firecrackers or a small gun going off. I ran out and found out it was my PC. Power supply was popping and smoking. I jerked the plug out of the wall, and let my case clear of the smoke. If I wouldn't have been at home there's a good chance this thing would have burnt my house down. I've been working on PC's for quite a while, and never saw something like this happen. These things are supposed to have a fuse in them in case of a short. Mine never blew.

    Other Thoughts: Lucky my house is still here, and I hope this thing didn't fry the rest of my PC with it. Waiting on a new PSU to test it out."

    Great fun those Dynapowers !!!


    wow, where did you find that review? did he contact them and get a refund or anything?
  14. pcnut88 said:
    wow, where did you find that review? did he contact them and get a refund or anything?

    Basically, there are plenty like that for Dynapower. They are pretty bad.
  15. Mmm, the link doesn't work. Google "dynapower psu review", look for newegg, click that and than feedback etc.
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