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06-09-2012 06:52 AM
I would like to upgrade my GPU to an XFX Radeon 6870, which I believe will fit (right?), however will the PSU I have in mind will?
I would like to use the Corsair HX650W which measures 150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 150mm(L)... which is about 5.9x3.4x7.9 inches.
I have the h8-1240t with the basic configurations. I tried measuring inside but I'm not sure if the Corsair would sit differently inside the case since it is a little bit bigger than the standard 300w that came with the comp.
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06-09-2012 06:56 AM
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06-09-2012 10:51 AM - edited 06-09-2012 10:56 AM
The Corsair HX650 will work. It's an excellent PSU as I have two of them. The dimensions are 5.9 by 3.4 by 5.9. It might be a little tight between the PSU and the optical drive(s) but if you take off the front bezel and unlatch and move the optical drive(s) forward it will help with the PSU installation. If you only have one optical drive installed then you could use the empty bay to tuck away the extra cable lengths.
These HP 'how-to" articles should be helpful.
As for the video card, review this posted document for background information.
The EVGA 6870 is 8.5" in length so it should fit but measure to be certain. Keep the video card length to 9" or less to ensure a fit. One model of the XFX 6870 is 10.3" so it might present issues with the installation.
06-25-2012 04:58 PM - edited 06-25-2012 04:59 PM
Hello all, I am happy to say the installation of the Corsair HX650W was a success (hopefully I connected everything) !!
Now to wait for my video card to go on sale.
Thanks for your help!
06-25-2012 08:03 PM - edited 06-25-2012 08:08 PM
Looking good! You might consider tucking the extra cable lengths into the empty optical bay. See how it goes when the new video card gets installed.
BTW, if the top edges of your PC are vented to bring in cool air from the top then you might want to consider reversing the PSU so the intake fan is up to draw ii cool air and then exhaust it out the back. My HP e9280t was setup that way from the factory.