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05-31-2012 12:05 AM
I'm thinking of getting an HPE H8-1240t
I was wondering if this PC uses HP specific parts. My current PC is a Dell and a few years back I wanted to upgrade the Video Card and found that I would need a new Power Supply for it, but I couldn't just to to the store and pick one. I would have to buy a Power Supply made for specifically for a Dell.
Would I have the same issue with the h8-1240t or does it use standard parts? I will probably want to upgrade from the Radeon HP7570 and the 300W power supply included.
I could customize the video card and power supply to upgrade them now, but I can buy them cheaper elsewhere so I'd rather upgrade them myself.
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05-31-2012 11:13 AM - edited 05-31-2012 11:31 AM
The basic unit is a stripped down version, if you run the configuartion, when you get to the 3rd hard drive, it states the PSU is in conflict (at 300W). The basic config seems very under-powered.
Requirements on HD7570 states 400W.
As an example only:
Replacing with a Rosewill 630W ($60) and an EVGA GTX550Ti is $135. (with rebate on card). Card is 8.25" long. The GTX550Ti is stated as rerquiring a 400W PSU, but I like the extra available for maybe a GTX570 $359 when the prices drop.
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