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Upgrade for an Nvidia GT230

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 17, 2013 7:33:42 PM

Hi all,

I was just wondering what a suitable upgrade for my current GPU would be for my HP pavilion (specs Here)

Ideally i would like to stick with Nvidia (due to the drivers and such), I also think that i will probably need a new PSU (if someone could give suggestions for this that would be great). My budget is £250 for the whole lot.

On a side note, would it be worth buying a large cooling fan and custom fit it (i.e. cut a hole in the side and bolt on) as I think my system is prone to over heating?


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January 17, 2013 7:41:03 PM

Just realised that i forgot to mention that i use my PC for gaming and CAD software. The games i play includes the assassins creed games, mass effect games, various racing games and a few online games
a c 87 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
January 17, 2013 8:09:36 PM

Antec VP550P 550W '80 Plus' Continuous Power Supply £54.98 inc VAT
KFA2 GeForce GTX 660 EX OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £179.99 inc VAT

Noiseblocker BlackSilent Fan XK2 - 140mm [L-XK2] £8.99 inc VAT

cutting extra holes in a case is always fun. :) 

oh you might need some dustfilter setup on the fan as well
Silverstone 140mm Magentic Fan Filter in Black £3.60 inc VAT (sic, magnetic lol)
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January 20, 2013 4:39:52 PM

Thanks, looks good. Quick question though how would i hard wire the fan to my PSU or motherboard as I don't think there are any spare fan ports on my mother board?
a c 87 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
January 20, 2013 8:30:29 PM

well if you dont know what you're doing it would be better to use something like this

you'd plug in the fan to the connector in the middle and the big molex to a molex from the psu. The 3rd connector only has ground and sense wires in it which can be left unplugged (or plugged into a 3 pin connector on the mobo or w/e to get rpm readings but if you can do that then just plug the fan in there in the first place, dont know why they thought it would be needed on something like this...)