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Converting to Gaming PC

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HP Envy 750-114
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Thank for the responses to others concerning upgrading the Envy Desktop 750-114 to a gaming system.  On ‎02-01-2019 08:11 PM, Old_ geekster responded to a question.  I wasn't able to access the link that recommended a card to work with the current 300w PSU.  Can you provide an example.

 

I see the information on the compatible i7 processors in the specifications.  I plan to give this machine to my son for gaming.  I'm trying to save some money.  Will those processors be good enough for a gaming environment?  I plan to add memory and possibly change the PSU to a 400w later.  Can you recommend a video card for a teen that is into technology.  Can I swap to a gaming case with lights and liquid cooling, if not will I need to include a 2nd fan.  Thanks

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@PWExhaustion,

Recently there been issued with browsers used on the forum, creating LINK issues.

Hopefully you can see this link to your computer. 

Best CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 (Skylake) 3.4 GHz Quad Core  $300

Best PSU:  Corsair CM 650   $85

RAM: It has 4GB and 8GB module. You do need to verify the part number. If the 8GB   #698651-154

 is correct, get it.  $36. That will max out the unit for RAM at 2x8GB.

The video card is subject to needs. A dual slot card, no longer than 8" is OK, IMHO.

What are his actual tech needs?  Is he actually into high level gaming? 

Name an intense game, and I can suggest a card.

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