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Elite8520
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Re: Guide for Selecting a Discrete Video Card

Thank you very much for your help.
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Big_Dave
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Re: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t desktop

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Hi banzaigtv,

 

Some NVIDIA 680s are 10" in length so it's going to be a tight fit.  The GPU bracket will have to be removed.

 

I never could get SLI to work in the truckee motherboard but maybe you will be lucky.  Why even run SLI with a 680?

 

You are not going to get the full performance of a NVIDIA 680 with the HPE-580t as the 680 needs PCI-E v3 to get full performance. 

 

I use a Corsair HX650 (120mm fan) with my e9280t and it works quite well.  It was a tight fit.

 

There are games that will eat up as much CPU as you can give it.

 

There is not much you can do about cooling with this particular HP case. Perhaps a high efficiency PSU with 135mm fan might help.  If your PC has the fanless CPU heat sink (some of the i7-920s had them) you might consider an after market heat sink with a fan.

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banzaigtv
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Re: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t desktop

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If I opt for the GTX 670 (9.5 inches), will it still fit well inside the case?

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Big_Dave
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Re: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t desktop

Hi,

 

These cases are very cramped inside as many cables are jambed into an area to the rear of the card.  A 9.5" card would be easier to fit in than a 10" card.

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-3770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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banzaigtv
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Re: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t desktop

Is this the power supply you used in your tower? I want to make sure I chose the right one.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair---Professional-650-Watt-ATX-CPU-Power-Supply/9635532.p;tab=overv...

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Big_Dave
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Re: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t desktop

Hi,

 

Yes that is the PSU.  The Corsair HX650  is $25 cheaper at Newegg.

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-3770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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mcflange
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Re: Guide for Selecting a Discrete Video Card

hi i have a hp 6205uk

 

model vs394aa#abu.

 

am looking to update the video card to let me play battlefield play for free, i have around £175 to spend on the card, could any body please give me some advice on which card would be best?

 

i know i will have to updat the power supply

 

 

cheers for the help

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banzaigtv
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Re: Guide for Selecting a Discrete Video Card

For your budget, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 should work.

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mcflange
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Re: Guide for Selecting a Discrete Video Card

Brill !!! Thanks for advice just what I was looking for :-)
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mcflange
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Re: Guide for Selecting a Discrete Video Card

Just a quick note, should I be worried about the size of the card fitting into my case in my model of pc? Does anybody have any knowadge of fitting a card into my model ?

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