Wow, really fast response, thanks. Thanks for the recommendation as well. Are you sure the card will fit in the tower though? I havent cracked open the tower yet to see how much space there is yet and the graphic card seems a bit big.
Sorry for asking so many questions that might be obvious, completely new at this
Sick of the integrated graphics
I would definitely recommend the 480 on almost any other occasion EXCEPT for this one. Yea its a good card, and it is a pretty high performer, but unless you get a new case, the 480 is going to heat up your whole computer since there is not much ventilation in the case.
And dang, that 480 just keeps going down and down in price!
Ahh now I don't know whether or not to just start from scratch and build a new cpu.. It would cost me too much to get a new one though so I think I'll just stick to the 6870 fow now until I have more money to spend
My cousin used to have a Pavilion similar to yours, and he just mounted it into a much nicer case, upgraded the PSU, and got a nice graphics card, and now he has a gaming computer. Its a good way to go on a budget while still getting an awesome computer. Its not a bad idea, because the CPU is still pretty viable in that HP.
I might consider buying a new case then. It should be around 40-100 bucks I'm guessing? I've never built a cpu so I wouldn't know how to take everything apart and mount it onto a new case. I wonder if I'll screw it up
That was an extremely informational and detailed video, Sunius, Thank you so much. I've been browsing around youtube and only found 5 minute videos where they just rushed through it . You also said I'd need a more powerful power supply for the GTX 480, any recommendations?