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Just picked up this very nice hp elite 8300 sff i5 3470. I'm looking to max out the CPU. Can I go i7? If so what's the max I can go? I have already updated my bios and have installed 16gbs of 1600 ram. Hoping I can slap a i7 in and make the best of it. Also ordered a 710 but am now considering just maxing the graphics out as well. What's the best graphics card that will fit in the stock case? I know the ps can't power a graphics card via not having the plug. Thanks

Came for the 8300, stayed for the free lunch and tote bag.
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Hi:

 

Yes, you can upgrade the processor to the i7-3770

 

See page 6 of the Quickspecs at the link below.

 

HP Compaq Elite 8300 Business PC (itema-pg.com)

 

Not on the above list but according to this discussion to be supported would be the i7-3770K.

 

Solved: HP 8300 Elite SFF - CPU Upgrade to i7 3770K - HP Support Community - 6695524

 

Folks have installed the Nvidia GT 1050ti low profile card in that model.

 

It will be quite a load on the 240W power supply however.

 

Tutorial HP Compaq 8300 SFF + GTX 1050 TI LP - YouTube

 

You could also opt for the less powerful GT 1030, or GT 730.

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HP Recommended

Hi:

 

Yes, you can upgrade the processor to the i7-3770

 

See page 6 of the Quickspecs at the link below.

 

HP Compaq Elite 8300 Business PC (itema-pg.com)

 

Not on the above list but according to this discussion to be supported would be the i7-3770K.

 

Solved: HP 8300 Elite SFF - CPU Upgrade to i7 3770K - HP Support Community - 6695524

 

Folks have installed the Nvidia GT 1050ti low profile card in that model.

 

It will be quite a load on the 240W power supply however.

 

Tutorial HP Compaq 8300 SFF + GTX 1050 TI LP - YouTube

 

You could also opt for the less powerful GT 1030, or GT 730.

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Thanks for the response. Okay so I slapped a fresh 16 gigs of RAM in and she's a beast already but I found this card for cheap on offer up will it work possibly? 

 

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming graphics card with Twin Frozr VI cooling system

 

https://a.co/d/4xcxAiE

 

I think it said it's rated at 75w. 

 

Also, this is the processor I'm thinking about upgrading to, will this work? Sorry for the lame questions. 

Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770K

 

 https://a.co/d/cagxRM4

 

 

I've added a 240gb SSD and two 8gb sticks of team group ram, soon to be 32gbs when the other 2 sticks arrive. 

 

 

 

Came for the 8300, stayed for the free lunch and tote bag.
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You're very welcome.

 

Yes, the card and the processor should work.

 

It is definitely pushing the limit of the 240W power supply though, but it should hold up.

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