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Upgrading my HP Pavilion Elite HPE-500z need help

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January 22, 2012 5:25:44 PM

Hi i am wanting to upgrade my HP Pavilion Elite HPE-500z and dont want to buy a new card and psu that i cant use does anyone know what kind of psu would fit in this pc and if it could handle a geforce 560ti by chance? any help would be awesome!

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a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 6:06:49 PM

What cpu/ ram do you have?
I looked at he specs online and it has a pciex16 so it can fit the card, and the hp case should be able to fit a 500/600w standard size power supply. Best thing you can do is open up the side panel. Look for a pciex16 slot and also your psu in those cases i believe are top mounted. My dad had a similar hp tower that we were able to squeeze a 700w psu in.
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January 22, 2012 6:13:58 PM

it has a AMD athlon II X4 640 processor and 6 gigs of ram im not super smart with computers sorry if i come across to stupid :/ 
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a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 6:18:32 PM

dayodadude said:
it has a AMD athlon II X4 640 processor and 6 gigs of ram im not super smart with computers sorry if i come across to stupid :/ 

Dont sweat it.
Im sure you would be ok upgrading your psu and card based on my experience with an almost identical tower and your mobo specs listing pciex16. I would double check the slot and dimensions before hand by looking in there, but am sure youwill be fine
also get a tape measure and check the length of the case. it should fit a 9" card such as the 560Ti, but youre going to want to be double sure before buying.
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January 22, 2012 6:27:07 PM

any recomendations on a good psu or brand for the geforce 560ti?
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a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 6:36:37 PM

seasonic, corsair, or antech 500W or above.
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