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April 6, 2012 2:31:57 AM

Hello, I'm looking for upgrade advice concerning a pre-built computer I bought. I was looking to upgrade my GPU and Power Supply, however I wasn't sure if it would actually be worth it or if I could do it at all.

Computer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm currently sitting on a HD Radeon 5570 and a 300W Power Supply and I was looking at upgrading to:

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I guess I'm just wondering if it would be worth it since I'm really not wanting to spend a bunch of money on a completely new build. However, everywhere I've looked is saying that my computer's upgrade capability is very bad since there isn't much room in my case for a new Power Supply or GPU.

Picture of inside computer for reference:
http://i.imgur.com/agHX0.jpg

Could I have honest opinions on what I should do? Upgrade or save up for a new build or just get a new case with my GPU and Power Supply and just move everything over? :/ 

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April 6, 2012 2:47:25 AM

What's your budget? I think you can fit regular size components in that case.
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April 6, 2012 2:49:02 AM

I want to spend $300 to $350 max.

Also, I'm not sure if that PSU is even worth it, I don't know very many friends who are great at recommending PSU's.
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April 6, 2012 2:55:58 AM

Noisha said:
I want to spend $300 to $350 max.

Also, I'm not sure if that PSU is even worth it, I don't know very many friends who are great at recommending PSU's.


Get an Antec PSU, somewhere between 450 and 550 watts and you should be fine for a while. There's a list somewhere, maybe even on Newegg's, site that lists the best PSU's down to the crap I wouldn't sell to my worst enemy. Antec are anywhere from good to high quality PSU's.
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April 6, 2012 4:17:46 PM

egilbe said:
Get an Antec PSU, somewhere between 450 and 550 watts and you should be fine for a while. There's a list somewhere, maybe even on Newegg's, site that lists the best PSU's down to the crap I wouldn't sell to my worst enemy. Antec are anywhere from good to high quality PSU's.


I haven't found a decent PSU that'll fix my microATX and is 24pin that's Antec on newegg. Sighhhhhhh.
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