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Need some advice about upgrading graphics card

#1cjburn851Posted 8/18/2013 2:08:01 AM
I have a prebuilt that I bought awhile ago, and I'm getting $1000 AUD within the next
few weeks. I'm wondering if I can upgrade my graphics card in this PC.

If I can, what would be the best card for the price?

I was looking at maybe a hd 7970 ghz edition, or GTX 780?

Any help would be appreciated.

I have the computer in the link -

http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/190348/SYSTEMS_HP_COMPUTERS/HP/HPE-H91020A(QU298AA).asp
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#2Knight2520Posted 8/18/2013 2:12:24 AM
From: cjburn851 | #001
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/190348/SYSTEMS_HP_COMPUTERS/HP/HPE-H91020A(QU298AA).asp


That link unfortunately doesn't say a word about the PSU, which is what will determine if you can run a 7970 or a 780. Open up your case and tell us what's on the inside.
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#3maybecallsPosted 8/18/2013 2:17:40 AM
It already has a 6850, which apparently has a TDP of 127 watts. Based on that I'd say you were safe installing an HD 7850 or GTX 660. In order to recommend anything better than that some info. about your PSU would be useful.
#4cjburn851(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2013 4:01:38 AM
Sorry, it's marked HP, but it's 600W if that's what you're asking?
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#5redrum187Posted 8/18/2013 8:46:53 AM
before you buy a new video card measure how much free space you have sometimes prebuilts have weird obstructions like hard drive cages that prevent longer video cards which most high ends are. also check and see if you SATA ports or any other connections may be obstructed by a longer video card.
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#6fataliPosted 8/18/2013 8:53:38 AM
According to the specs in HP's site the PSU should be fine, but you need to make sure you can fit a longer video card in that case, I'm not sure which size is the 6850 that came with it, as it doesn't show a brand.
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#7cjburn851(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2013 6:58:54 PM
Okay, I measured the card that's in there, and it's around 9 inches. I check the spacing
from where the card ends to the front of the case, and I have around 5 inches to spare.

There's nothing that could block a longer card, nor would a longer card be obstructing
any ports/connections so forth.

Now that's been dealt with, is it safe to say any of those two cards would be fine?
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#8cjburn851(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 5:34:15 AM
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