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Upgrading an HP desktop, need some help with choosing new hardware

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  • Power Supplies
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  • Hewlett Packard
  • HP Pavilion
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April 9, 2013 10:16:48 AM

Hey guys, I'm planning on upgrading my HP Desktop. I currently have an HP Pavilion p6112p. It is currently stock, here are the specs: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

I eventually want to upgrade everything under the hood, but for now I'm focusing on upgrading the power supply as well as the graphics card. The power supply I'm considering is: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0OC/ref=gno_car...

I've done some research on the graphics cards, but everytime I find one that is compatible something doesn't fit at the last minute. Any recommendations?

I want to be able to have an 1080p monitor and 1080p TV running simultaneously. The TV would probably be connected by VGA or HDMI and the monitor by HDMI or DVI. I want to be able to play movies and PC games from my computer to my tv. Two games I'm trying to play right now are: http://www.amazon.com/Halo-2-Pc/dp/B000NV8F58/ref=sr_1_... and http://www.amazon.com/Fallout-3-Pc/dp/B000UU5T7E/ref=sr...

An optional goal I'm still considering is adding another monitor, in addition to my monitor and TV combo.

Any tips, recommendations, anything you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!

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April 9, 2013 10:21:26 AM

If you're going for a HD dual screens, definitely get dual GPU's with SLI, otherwise you'll be missing out

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April 9, 2013 3:39:29 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get the modular version from Newegg ^

HP Pavilion p6112p < and don't listen to the post above your board doesn't suppport 2 GPU'S.

What CPU do you have?

You should build your own PC , upgrading an HP limits and hampers your options.
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April 10, 2013 1:48:58 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get the modular version from Newegg ^

HP Pavilion p6112p < and don't listen to the post above your board doesn't suppport 2 GPU'S.

What CPU do you have?

You should build your own PC , upgrading an HP limits and hampers your options.

Thanks for the modular tip, I will get that instead. Eventually I hope to rebuild the entire computer, but I can't right now. I have an Intel Pentium E6300 Dual-Core. After I upgrade the power supply and the graphics card, my next upgrades will be the processor and motherboard. Any recommendations on the graphics card?
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