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Upgrading my desktop, is this power supply and graphic card sufficient?

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May 9, 2013 2:00:55 PM

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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the graphics card I'm thinking of would be either: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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May 9, 2013 3:18:01 PM

that psu is very very much overkill for your needs. try a corsair 500w or 430w.
the gpu is good but better would be the gt630 or gt640 as they are much newer and up-to-date.
for the best experiance with games and such i reccomend a new computer. sorry about this but the very old processor won't be able to keep up as games get better. i understand you wont get a new computer however, and as such i still reccomend the 630 or 640.
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May 9, 2013 3:42:15 PM

Rugnir_Viking said:
that psu is very very much overkill for your needs. try a corsair 500w or 430w.
the gpu is good but better would be the gt630 or gt640 as they are much newer and up-to-date.
for the best experiance with games and such i reccomend a new computer. sorry about this but the very old processor won't be able to keep up as games get better. i understand you wont get a new computer however, and as such i still reccomend the 630 or 640.


I was going to get the 600w psu but I thought since I was going to rebuild the whole pc might as well go for the 700w. Will that gpu work with those games? Someone told me halo only runs with nvidia, but I cannot find truth to that anywhere.
May 9, 2013 3:51:46 PM

Risening said:
Rugnir_Viking said:
that psu is very very much overkill for your needs. try a corsair 500w or 430w.
the gpu is good but better would be the gt630 or gt640 as they are much newer and up-to-date.
for the best experiance with games and such i reccomend a new computer. sorry about this but the very old processor won't be able to keep up as games get better. i understand you wont get a new computer however, and as such i still reccomend the 630 or 640.


I was going to get the 600w psu but I thought since I was going to rebuild the whole pc might as well go for the 700w. Will that gpu work with those games? Someone told me halo only runs with nvidia, but I cannot find truth to that anywhere.

i would really doubt it.(about halo only on nvidia)

however. i am pretty confident you will never need 600w or over. your current system has a 300w power supply and manufacturers leaver headroom for usb devices and the like. if we add even a 200w graphics card (very high end), your still at 500w. see what i mean?
May 9, 2013 3:57:40 PM

Rugnir_Viking said:
Risening said:
Rugnir_Viking said:
that psu is very very much overkill for your needs. try a corsair 500w or 430w.
the gpu is good but better would be the gt630 or gt640 as they are much newer and up-to-date.
for the best experiance with games and such i reccomend a new computer. sorry about this but the very old processor won't be able to keep up as games get better. i understand you wont get a new computer however, and as such i still reccomend the 630 or 640.


I was going to get the 600w psu but I thought since I was going to rebuild the whole pc might as well go for the 700w. Will that gpu work with those games? Someone told me halo only runs with nvidia, but I cannot find truth to that anywhere.

i would really doubt it.(about halo only on nvidia)

however. i am pretty confident you will never need 600w or over. your current system has a 300w power supply and manufacturers leaver headroom for usb devices and the like. if we add even a 200w graphics card (very high end), your still at 500w. see what i mean?


Ya, I really appreciate your advice. Thank you
I'm stuck on the gpu still. Any idea how the gpu you suggested with run with dual monitors and maybe a TV? I don't have display port wires so I would need a converter, is it closely related to VGA? Or dvi?
May 9, 2013 3:57:45 PM

Rugnir_Viking said:
Risening said:
Rugnir_Viking said:
that psu is very very much overkill for your needs. try a corsair 500w or 430w.
the gpu is good but better would be the gt630 or gt640 as they are much newer and up-to-date.
for the best experiance with games and such i reccomend a new computer. sorry about this but the very old processor won't be able to keep up as games get better. i understand you wont get a new computer however, and as such i still reccomend the 630 or 640.


I was going to get the 600w psu but I thought since I was going to rebuild the whole pc might as well go for the 700w. Will that gpu work with those games? Someone told me halo only runs with nvidia, but I cannot find truth to that anywhere.

i would really doubt it.(about halo only on nvidia)

however. i am pretty confident you will never need 600w or over. your current system has a 300w power supply and manufacturers leaver headroom for usb devices and the like. if we add even a 200w graphics card (very high end), your still at 500w. see what i mean?


Ya, I really appreciate your advice. Thank you
I'm stuck on the gpu still. Any idea how the gpu you suggested with run with dual monitors and maybe a TV? I don't have display port wires so I would need a converter, is it closely related to VGA? Or dvi?
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2013 3:59:38 PM

The 7750 also doesn't require any additional power lines, so it might possibly run on your existing PSU. But just to be safe, and for future builds, grab something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Otherwise, like Rugnir says, it's coming time for a whole new system. The E6300 CPU you've got will be fine for basic office and movie use, but if you want to do anything else you need a new platform.
May 9, 2013 4:01:45 PM

almost all existing monitor ports are similar enough that a convertor will cause little if any drop in qualty.
however i have never needed a displayport
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2013 4:09:21 PM

So long as the video signal is digital, you can convert DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort to one another ( and no perceptible drop in quality unless you're driving professional displays, in which case you wouldn't be using such an old system. ) I use that same card on my work machine and drive three displays with no problem. Just be aware that converting to or from DisplayPort usually requires an active adapter, not a passive one.
May 9, 2013 4:11:49 PM

Thanks guys, I think I might just get the 7750. Next upgrades are the mobo and processor, maybe then I can get a better psu. Really appreciate the advice
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