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Buying a HP Pavilion desktop computer and replacing the video card

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Buying a HP Pavilion desktop computer and replacing the video card

Hi,
I was thinking to buy this HP Pavilion p7-1459 Desktop PC:

[IMG]http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/suppo ... 957517.jpg[/IMG]

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te ... peId=12454
and remove the AMD Radeon HD 7450 video card that is in this HP Pavilion and put the video card that I have from my old PC, which is a GeForce 9800 GTX+.
Now, the HP Pavilion p7-1459 comes with a 300W power supply unit, which is not powerful enough for the 9800 GTX+.
So the PSU would also need to be replaced.
Do you guys think that the system would run if I change the PSU and the video card or will there be any issue from these changes?
Anyone has done something similar and tell me if there's any problem with the stability of the system?
Thanks
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As long as the power supply in the HP is standard ATX,
Should not be an issue replacing/upgrading it.
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Depends if the PSU is stardard ATX specs most retail HP,Dell etc.. computers use non-stardard non-ATX PSU but not all. At 300 Watts you could likely run Radeon HD 6670, HD 7750, Geforce GT 640.
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buy a custom built computer instead.
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willy wrote:
Feb 12th, 2013 3:52 pm
Why do you have to buy this system ?
Because it fits my budget but I want to play starcraft2 on it.
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mysticalinfluence wrote:
Feb 12th, 2013 3:53 pm
Depends if the PSU is stardard ATX specs most retail HP,Dell etc.. computers use non-stardard non-ATX PSU but not all. At 300 Watts you could likely run Radeon HD 6670, HD 7750, Geforce GT 640.
From the HP product specs webpage:
Power Supply
Internal 300W (100V-240V)

Form factor: Internal ATX
Total wattage: 300W
Nominal input voltage range: 200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)
Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)
Is that standard or non-stardard ATX format?
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not sure but you could call and find out.

how much is this system going for?
Poor Grammar and being long winded don't fit well together, Oh well.
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for 600$ you can pick your own parts and have it built - especially if you still want to use your own video card. just buy a MB and CPU that has onboard video like most of the intel and amd's do. people here can help you with picking and pricing the best parts to fit your budget.
Poor Grammar and being long winded don't fit well together, Oh well.
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Keas wrote:
Feb 12th, 2013 4:23 pm
for 600$ you can pick your own parts and have it built - especially if you still want to use your own video card. just buy a MB and CPU that has onboard video like most of the intel and amd's do. people here can help you with picking and pricing the best parts to fit your budget.
That's exactly what I don't want to do, the system is already assembled and it looks decent (Intel Core i5-3450, 8GB RAM). Only problem is the video card.
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well lest compare what you would get if you build it yourself :

case: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57910 ... omoid=1312 50$- 15$ MIR

Mobo + CPU : http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76139 ... omoid=1312 270$- 10$ MIR

PUS : http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76034 ... omoid=1312 40$
Or
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=62824 ... omoid=1312 65$- 10$ MIR

RAM: Memory : Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL8
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=68895 ... TECHNOLOGY 63$
PM best direct: http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/24082 ... 608DE1TX0/ 47$

Hard Drive : http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=77085 ... omoid=1312 90$

DVD : http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=78975 ... omoid=1312 18$

Cheapest option (cx 430 W) : 515$ - 25$ Mir, And it doesn't factor the fact that you don't have to buy a second PSU. you can use the remaining 100$ for a SSD or a better video card.
Like
SSD : Samsung 840 Series 120GB
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=77...e&promoid=1312 100$ or
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=68526 ... acture=XFX Or
This even cheaper case ( less g4m3r look- and a budget build don't usually need much cooling)
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=46894 ... omoid=1312 40$-10 MIR

Pretty much everything in this build is much better than the HP.
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The case hasn't been designed to deal with the increased heat production, so it's your call.

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