Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

[HELP] Upgrade Computer

Last response: in Components
Share
October 26, 2012 4:08:44 AM

Hey everyone! Recently i bought a new computer, but the graphics card, power supply, and case have been dripping on me.. I've found everything i need, but i need help to find out if they fit.


Original Computer = http://www.walmart.com/ip/ZT-Affinity-7623Mi-Desktop-PC...


[Buying] Graphics card = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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


[Buying] Case = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Original Computer...
2 x USB 3.0 ports, 6 x USB 2.0 ports, 3 x analog ports, 1 x DVI-D port, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x VGA port, 1 x S/PDIF port, 1 x PS/2 port
2 x PCIe slots, 1 x PCI Express (x16) slot, 2 x external 5.25" bays, 1 x external 3.5" bay, 4 x internal 3.5" bays

The graphics card I'd like to buy, is a PCIe 3.0, and i have 2.0. Will it still work? Or is there another graphics card, like the same with 2.0.
--------
The power supply looks good to me, unless everything will work with a lower power supply. (Currently 250W) <--- Sucks
--------
The case, i need to know if everything will fit.
( Motherboard: Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm )
==============================================


I don't know much about building or putting together computers, if someone could give me tips and tricks, would be great.
If you need more information, like pictures just ask. I have a max of $800 i can spend, or less would be great.

More about : upgrade computer

October 26, 2012 4:27:34 AM

I just stumbled upon this. Anyway, It should all fit nicely, considering the size of the case your getting, and the specs are just right.
m
0
l
October 26, 2012 4:55:24 AM

That gpu will work, just at 2.0 speeds (which doesn't make a difference with a single gpu). But, i'm going to recommend you get a gtx 670 instead, because they deliver 90% of the performance of a 680 for a lot cheaper.

Here's one of the best 670's. Has twice the vram (4gb=more futureproof), and is cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a standard 670.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you eventually get into overclocking, you can even surpass stock 680 performance with these.

For the psu, it's a great one. But you can get away with a 650w.

Hope I helped a bit. :) 


m
0
l
Related resources
October 27, 2012 6:29:32 AM

OCGL16 said:
That gpu will work, just at 2.0 speeds (which doesn't make a difference with a single gpu). But, i'm going to recommend you get a gtx 670 instead, because they deliver 90% of the performance of a 680 for a lot cheaper.

Here's one of the best 670's. Has twice the vram (4gb=more futureproof), and is cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a standard 670.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you eventually get into overclocking, you can even surpass stock 680 performance with these.

For the psu, it's a great one. But you can get away with a 650w.

Hope I helped a bit. :) 


Thank you! I don't know anything about overclocking, but I'll look into it. And what do you mean 2.0 speeds? Will it be slower?

Found another psu, work?
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=42532&vpn=CMPSU-650HX%...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But i don't know the difference :/ 
m
0
l
October 27, 2012 6:42:06 AM

amoguy1 said:
Thank you! I don't know anything about overclocking, but I'll look into it. And what do you mean 2.0 speeds? Will it be slower?

Just a little. Overclock it and you'll get faster speeds.
m
0
l
a c 291 ) Power supply
a c 115 U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 1:25:34 PM

amoguy1 said:
Thank you! I don't know anything about overclocking, but I'll look into it. And what do you mean 2.0 speeds? Will it be slower?

Found another psu, work?
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=42532&vpn=CMPSU-650HX%...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But i don't know the difference :/ 


Hi - The HX650 at ncix is a gr8 price - go for it.

Don't worry about 2.0 vs 3.0 PCI-E speeds - you can rum 2.0 on a 3.0 slot.
The card is the determining factor for you.

Tom
m
0
l
October 27, 2012 7:30:46 PM

toyftw said:
Hi - The HX650 at ncix is a gr8 price - go for it.

Don't worry about 2.0 vs 3.0 PCI-E speeds - you can rum 2.0 on a 3.0 slot.
The card is the determining factor for you.

Tom


Alright, thank you.
m
0
l
!