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Can my PC become a GamingPC?

Hello, not to be rude but i need the most professional answers (u know for sure) because ive been wanting to upgrade my Pc into a small budget gaming pc, but everyone says i cant. i have a HP pavilion P6520y and i measured everything. everything will fit and it is compatible.

I am upgrading my GPU to a Visiontek hd6850 and upgrading my PSU from 250w to 500w.
what i would like to know is, will it work? is there something im missing?
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  1. Yes, a 6850 along with a good 500w PSU will work fine (what 500w PSU?). It looks like your motherboard has one PCIe slot so that GPU should have no issues.
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    And the rest of the specs are good for a decent gaming rig. Those others must not have known what they were talking about. There are lots of others coming on here with a similar rig, same exact hp case and have upgraded just the gpu+psu for gaming with success.
  3. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-p6000-Desktop-PC-series/4162263/model/4224849/document/c02179806

    Is that your PC?
    That's a decent setup, just upgrade PSU and add a gaming card, you will doubled or tripled your PC performance... :)

    Still using Athlon? You always can upgrade it to Phenom II x4 for more power...
  4. Definately would become a nice gaming pc , a 6870 would push it even further just make sure you get a decent psu for it.
  5. http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/amd-overdrive/Pages/overview.aspx

    Its a 785g chipset. Maybe you can still overclock using software instead?

    -The phenomIIx4 is almost the same cpu, mostly you are adding a bit of clock speed and L3 cache. It would be a 15% upgrade at best.
  6. ^ agreed.

    according to HP http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-p6000-Desktop-PC-series/4162263/model/4224849/document/c02179806
    you have 1x PCI-Express x16 (2.0)


    the 6850 is a good choice as well
  7. wa1 said:
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02179806&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4224851#N1162
    Is that your PC?
    That's a decent setup, just upgrade PSU and add a gaming card, you will doubled or tripled your PC performance... :)

    Still using Athlon? You always can upgrade it to Phenom II x4 for more power...


    yes its my computer. and i heard the phenom can only improve performance from my CPU by a couple of percentages. I do agree but as this little setup seems like its already breaking my tiny wallet, i think ill save up for that later on.
  8. Best answer selected by 0Z0NE.
  9. thank you every one. every single reply was much appreciated. NOW TIME TO GET BUILDING!!!
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