04-09-2012 12:59 AM - last edited on 04-19-2016 09:22 AM by OscarFuentes
i have the hp pavilion p6-2133w pc and i want a better graphics card, to do that i know i need stronger watt usage.. i want to be able to run games like skyrim, on full quality any type of help would be greatly appreciated !
My specs are posted in the link below. again thank you !
04-09-2012 11:45 AM
In order to answer your question, you need to choose a graphics card. Then select the PSU.
1) Any highend PCIE 16 graphics card will occupy to slots.
Skyrim specs and requirements with examples:
more info on card: http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/02G-P3-1559.pdf
Comparing 550ti to the HD4890 http://www.hwcompare.com/9752/geforce-gtx-550-ti-v
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04-09-2012 01:08 PM
04-12-2012 08:05 PM
i was able to get the one in the link to fit after removing the cd-rom drive (which not sure if that's a feasible option) :
04-12-2012 09:46 PM
The Corsair CX500 and CX600 are highly recommended and forum favorites. Additional, they are only slightly bigger than the stock HP units and fit without issue.
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04-13-2012 04:51 AM
i know corsair makes great psu's, but both units fans blow into the case as opposed to out the rear of the case. The pci clots on this particular computer are directly below the psu, wouldn't this prevent a potential overheating issue with a video card?
I'm having a similar issue myself, I'm not happy with the coolmax psu (mainly because I don't trust the brand), but I am trying to steer clear of a psu that vents into the case, let alone directly onto the video card.
04-13-2012 05:40 AM
i guess my question is would the psu blowing hot air onto a video card make that much of a difference? I have this same computer and was lerely of anything venting into the case, especially onto the pci slots. Any pc I've had or built in the past has always had the pci slots near the bottom of the tower.