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Upgrade Power Supply for HP Pavilion 6710f Desktop

Hello to you all. I have a question. I'm trying to upgrade my HP Pavilion 6710f Desktop computer. I know what I basically want to upgrade with, but when it comes to power supply, I'm looking at a 600 Watt, but have been reading that I may have to buy one off HP's website due to fitting issues. Primary purchase is due to wanting a gaming class videocard.

Was wondering if anybody has replaced their's, and if there were any problems. Personally I'd rather buy one off Amazon or Newegg, than pay at cost from HP direct.

Thanks.
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    I did have an issue with an HP Slimline's power supply going out and having trouble replacing it. It had a non - standard power connector on the motherboard that was smaller than the norm. But after some Googling, I see that the connector is by no standard abnormal. It has the standard 24 - pin connector on the board. You shouldn't have any issues. HP is probably just trying to mislead you to buying one of their overpriced products. If you would like a recommendation on a power supply, I found a nice (price AND quality) 875w PSU on Amazon that my friend bought and is using with his XFX Radeon HD 6770 to this day. Here it is.

    http://www.amazon.com/Power-Gamer-Series-CP-G880-Supply/dp/B0055E80XU/ref=pd_sim_sbs_pc_1

    ^That PSU is nice. But it only has one 6-pin PCIE power connector.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cool-Power-CP-GP875-Supply-Titanium/dp/B004YF9VOI

    ^That PSU is nearly the same except is has 2x 6-pin PCIE connectors and is modular. I strongly recommend the latter, being that it's modular. In case you didn't know, if a power supply is modular, that means it has power ports for the cables and detachable wires, where as standard power supplies have the cables fixed to the PSU.

    Hope this helps!
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  3. Newt5 said:
    I did have an issue with an HP Slimline's power supply going out and having trouble replacing it. It had a non - standard power connector on the motherboard that was smaller than the norm. But after some Googling, I see that the connector is by no standard abnormal. It has the standard 24 - pin connector on the board. You shouldn't have any issues. HP is probably just trying to mislead you to buying one of their overpriced products. If you would like a recommendation on a power supply, I found a nice (price AND quality) 875w PSU on Amazon that my friend bought and is using with his XFX Radeon HD 6770 to this day. Here it is.

    http://www.amazon.com/Power-Gamer-Series-CP-G880-Supply/dp/B0055E80XU/ref=pd_sim_sbs_pc_1

    ^That PSU is nice. But it only has one 6-pin PCIE power connector.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cool-Power-CP-GP875-Supply-Titanium/dp/B004YF9VOI

    ^That PSU is nearly the same except is has 2x 6-pin PCIE connectors and is modular. I strongly recommend the latter, being that it's modular. In case you didn't know, if a power supply is modular, that means it has power ports for the cables and detachable wires, where as standard power supplies have the cables fixed to the PSU.

    Hope this helps!



    Thanks I sure appreciate the info. Imagine HP trying to mislead. Went on Amazon and found a OCZ 750 Watt PSU for $55 and MSI Radeon HD 6870 I ended going with. Both cost total of $200. Not too bad. Now to install the suckers...lol.

    Again much appreciation.
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