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01-25-2009 11:44 AM
Hi. I plan on buying the D5200T in the next couple weeks. I wanted to buy a Geforce GTX 260 to pair with it but I don't know if the PSU will support it. There is absolutely no information about the PSU on hp's site other than it is a 460w unit. I know that some companies downplay their PSUs and what they can handle, so I am not too worried that the card requires a min of 500w. But what I don't know is if the unit has the connectors needed for the card, which requires two 6-pin Molex hard drive power dongles.
Could someone help me out so I know if I need to have a new PSU ready when my pc gets here? Thanks in advance.
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01-26-2009 05:11 AM
You are going to need a beefier ATX Power supply. The PC you are considering is not a gaming system which comes with a mondo GFX card preinstalled. It has onboard graphics in the chipet.
Chances of the OEM PSU being an EPS12v or having extra PCIe connectors are next to nil. Call or email customer support and ask them. Tell them it is one of your purchase considerations.
Be aware that the NVIDIA 200 series cards are quite wide. In viewing the motherboard diagram and photo, Look at the coil and the chipset cooler. They are on either side of the PCIe-x16 slot. The inductor coil is probably the show stopper. That is a tight fit. I have to say that it probably won't physically fit. It is too fat for the majority of mainstream prebuilt PCs. The exception being Dell's XPS series and Alienware systems.
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