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May 7, 2012 12:16:50 AM

Ok so ive decided to buy a graphics card to put in my p6214y desktop.

Specs can be found here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc [...] =c01905330


The graphics card I want to purchase (HIS 7850) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And ive been trying to decide between these two psu

OCZ 600w modular 2 12v rail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ 750w 12v single rail believe its non mod http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 600w single 12v non mod http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Now I like the OCZ modular but my concern is that it has 2 12v rails and i dont know if it will have enough on each rail to power my stuff???

My other concern is that I have no idea what it means when it says it has x amount of connectors for x??? molex... sata.... I have no idea what any of it means.

Can someone tell me if any of these have the proper amount of connectors for my system? Will I need to buy any adapters?

And lastly will the psu fit in my case?
a c 165 ) Power supply
a c 235 U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 12:36:21 AM

all three PSU provide plenty of power for you, you wont break 350w during gaming regardless if the PSU has a single 12v rail or if the 12v rail is spilt as in the modstream. also all three PSU have plenty of connectors for your PC unless you have numerous HDD installed.
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May 7, 2012 2:22:52 AM

+1^
But be aware, that long double bay graphics card will cover at least 2 (probably all 4) your SATA connectors on the Pegatron M2N78-LA motherboard. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
You may have to buy right angle SATA cables to connect your hard drive and optical drive back up.
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May 7, 2012 9:25:01 AM

Oh wow I didnt think about that. Will the video card have enough room in between the motherboard and itself for a connector to even fit in there? How far do video cards generally stick out from the motherboard?

This really is turning into a pain... Didnt think it would be this hard.

i really appreciate all the help everyone has given me... I would be completely lost without this forum.

Do you know where I could buy such connectors? Does newegg sell them? Id like to buy them when I buy everything else. If you wouldnt mind linking me to the proper connector that would really help.

Were talking about that group of 4 rectangular connectors on the far side of the board correct?
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a c 299 U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 7:04:48 PM

You would have to measure the length of the card (or go by the specs) and then measure the length inside your case from expansion plate to the nearest area of problems... like the SATA hearders. Getting the correct rt. angle connectors is sometimes touchy. I had to do that once for an Asus P5NE-SLI motherboard so I could add a second long card.

You need to determine 'which direction' you need your SATA headers point. It depends on the layout of the L-shaped guide inside the SATA header on the board. Some are laid out like a "L" some like a "7" depending on the manufacturer. Here are some cable examples...
This one has the L going in one direction: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (1 rt. 1st.)
This one has the L going in the other direction: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (2-rt.)
This one has the L going in each direction: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The length of the cable will also have to be determined, as well as other obstructions the rt. angle cables might interfere with. Here is a whole lot of the cables for you to browse.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

And yes, look for the ones with the lowest profile. The HD 7850 isn't overly long. But it looks to be just long enough to cause problem with the SATA header placement.
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May 7, 2012 8:02:26 PM

Do I want esata, sata, sata2, or sata3? I dont know what the difference is?
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a c 156 ) Power supply
a c 299 U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 8:16:21 PM

cuddlefish said:
Do I want esata, sata, sata2, or sata3? I dont know what the difference is?

Any of the SATA will work for your application, except eSATA. eSATA has a different keying on the connector. Get whichever SATA cable works for your needs.
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