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Replacing the power supply unit to make way for dedicated graphics card.

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December 16, 2012 12:52:24 PM

As the title says I am looking to upgrade my PSU to a higher watt one in order to put a dedicated graphics card in as currently I'm using a integrated graphics card, a Radeon HD 6550D integrated graphics card. I'm looking to upgrade to a decent EVGA, I have an open slot and space is not a problem. However here is the problem, my PSU. I'm using a 300 watt as of now and obviously it can't handle what I want. The PSU is affixed to the top of the case in what seems like a cage. So in order to replae it I would need one that is the exact same dimensions .
(My Computer)
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/355142-33-power-consu...
(Current PSU)
http://imgur.com/wk6Ew
PSU dimensions I need, 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)
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December 16, 2012 1:52:23 PM

Do you have any "wiggle room" as far as the dimensions go? Your current PSU is 5.5" wide, is there a gap to allow for something a bit wider or is that it?

Edit: The Corsair CX430 V2 has the same dimensions. The CX500 & CX600 also have the same dimensions.
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December 16, 2012 6:30:08 PM

No my current PSU looks like it fits really really snug so my guess is that it doesn't have any wiggle room for a bigger size than what is already in there.
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December 16, 2012 6:35:59 PM

Unless that is some kind of SFF(does not look to be Slimline or other small case), Custom power supplies are not used too often any more. Can you get an image of the back of the system.

Most HP systems I have seen if the last 5+ years have had normal power supplies(sometimes a bit less deep, but as long as the DVD drive does not get in the way, it can be done :)  ).

Also, the psu is not in a cage, it is the cage :) 
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December 16, 2012 7:47:36 PM

nukemaster said:
Unless that is some kind of SFF(does not look to be Slimline or other small case), Custom power supplies are not used too often any more. Can you get an image of the back of the system.

Most HP systems I have seen if the last 5+ years have had normal power supplies(sometimes a bit less deep, but as long as the DVD drive does not get in the way, it can be done :)  ).

Also, the psu is not in a cage, it is the cage :) 

Here's a pic of the back of the PC
-http://imgur.com/Bw12F
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December 16, 2012 8:03:42 PM

While it looks strangely tall, it may just be the small case making it look that way(optical illusion).

I just grabbed an old Antec power supply and it has the same dimensions as yours(within 1mm in all dimensions) so yeah standard ATX power supply(just as dscudella mentioned).

So all you need is a good quality power supply.
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