Upgrading PC: GPU & PSU

:hello: Hello,

Iam thinking of adding a graphic card (entry-level) and thus the power supply unit also

What about Forsa NVIDIA GT610 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card ?


Available at Indian Rupees 2932

My current psu is just 180w only, :( so upgrade is necessary there also, right?

Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts PSU might be enough?
Available at Rs 2703
I also plan to add a hard drive later....

This is my motherboard and specs:
Pls see http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01386897&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en

The MS-7525 (Boston) motherboard

Motherboard description

Manufacturer's motherboard name: MSI MS-7525
HP/Compaq name: Boston-GL6

Expansion Slots

One PCI Express x16
Two PCI Express x1

Internal Connectors

One 24-pin ATX power connector
One 4-pin ATX power connector
Four SATA connectors
One floppy drive connector
Two 12v fan connectors for CPU fan and PC fan
One 9-pin header for power button, reset button, power LED, and HDD LED
Two USB 2.0 headers supporting 4 USB ports or devices
One SPDIF audio output connector
One 9-pin audio header for headphone-out and microphone-in (yellow, Vista capable, requires matching front audio jack module)
One jumper for resetting BIOS settings
One jumper to disable BIOS password checking

Will this motherboard support above psu and graphic card? Please help :)
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More about upgrading
  1. dont go for hp mother board
  2. and also tell what is your budget
  3. If you can help it. I wouldnt go with an HP Motherboard. They work well for me. But are featureless.
  4. Latest Update: Resuming the Upgradation...

    Hello Friends,

    I am looking to upgrade an old branded computer of mine...

    Its Compaq Presario CQ3040IL Desktop PC

    Motherboard: MS-7525 (BostonL)

    Full Details: http://goo.gl/s1T5NG

    I am looking to upgrade the best capable to the board...
    I already purchased CX430 Corsair PSU for this... Will this PSU support my board ?

    Please suggest a NVIDIA 2GB or 1 GB DDR3 Card. As along with Intel Dual Core processor to play Far Cry 3 level games at reasonable fps...

    As this pci express version 1.0 ( i guess), will pci xpress 2.0 cards will work fine here ? I mean backward compatible ? and if compatible, will there be any performance loss ?

    Looking forward for your replies... :)
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