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250w Upgrade to 550-600w Help

So, Im trying to upgrade my graphics card only to find out my computer has a 250w PSU.

If you want specs to my computer here it is: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02871948&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5098942#N1104


Now, Whats the best psu for the cheapest buck? Is it compatible for my PC? If you feel like i am taking graphics card request as well.

Your Confused Pc Enthusiast
- Chris Poteraske


Price range - 60$
Graphics card Price range - 150$
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  2. pre or post rebates?

    use promo code EMCNCHN24 if you are buying the psu above soon. as for gpu, if you can somehow manage to push a little off budget, its possible to get a 68070/560. if budget is a problem, there is a GTX 560 for ~154 albeit its not the best 560
  3. For PSU i recommend
    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093#top
    15% off w/ promo code EMCNCHN24, ends 7/26 For GPU i recommend XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 900M Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), 1x HDMI, Dual DVI, 2x Mini DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX Ready http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=869185&CatId=7005
  4. bigcyco1 said:
    For PSU i recommend
    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093#top
    15% off w/ promo code EMCNCHN24, ends 7/26


    So that's two people that have recommended that now, lol.
  5. DJDeCiBeL said:
    So that's two people that have recommended that now, lol.



    you cant really beat it at the current moment with free shipping and 15% off. before it was 10$ shipping. without the shipping cost, the psu hands down is the best option for the price, no arguments about it.
  6. dudewitbow said:
    you cant really beat it at the current moment with free shipping and 15% off. before it was 10$ shipping. without the shipping cost, the psu hands down is the best option for the price, no arguments about it.


    Definitely agree. It's the main one I recommend for most people recently, it seems.
  7. DJDeCiBeL said:
    So that's two people that have recommended that now, lol.
    Yeah but you beat me dam it :lol: It's a great PSU
  8. Just bought the psu :D

    All thats left is the GPU
  9. chrispoteraske said:
    All thats left is the GPU


    Well, you can choose from the ones that i listed (or find one like them), but I really do agree with dudewitbow. If you can extend your budget a bit, a GTX 560 or 6870 would be my actual recommendation.
  10. basically gpu wise you have a few choices


    choice a) use something like a HD 7770 or a HD 6850 that fits in budget
    choice b) go a bit past that budget and get a HD 6870/gtx 560
  11. You can get a 6950 for 199.99 but i know that's a big stretch from your budget lol
  12. Best answer selected by ChrisPoteraske.
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