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I'm looking to upgrade the GPU in my Pavilion 570-p078a. I'm leaning toward a GTX1050 Phoenix, as it seems to have the necessary performance, and seems short enough to fit into the case. However, I think I'll need a new power supply. The Pavilion PSU has no PCIe power connector. So, I have 2 questions:

 

1. Is the PSU a standard uATX form factor?

2. Are the Lubin motherboard and CPU power connectors standard?

 

I'd love to be able to simply swap out with a nice modular PSU. However, that may be a little problematic if either the PSU won't actually fit in the case, or the motherboard uses a proprietary power conector.

 

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Sean

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@GerbilFX,

The Lubin motherboard will accept a standard ATX PSU.

Problem will be the length of the card.  Measure it and PLEASE report back.

 

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@wb2001

 

 

Thanks for your reply. Apologies for not responding sooner.

 

I've changed my approach slightly. The card I am considering is a Gigabyte GTX1050 OC Low Profile. I think it will fit better in the case, and does not require a PCIe power connector (slot powered). It recommends a 300W PSU, which is exactly what my PC has. I'm not sure if Iit will be comfortable, or if I would be strectching the PSU to the limit.

 

For reference, the length of the card is 167mm.

 

Also, the card has a double-height IO plate. An examination of my case does however suggest that I have an extra slot cover I can remove.

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@GerbilFX,

I have asked you to measure the available length that a card could occupy without striking the 24 pin main power plug. This is very important.  Your NOT listening.  Good luck !

 

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@wb2001 

 

Apologies. The wording of your initial reply pretty clearly implied that you wanted me to measure the length of the card (a measurement I took from the manufacturer's website).

 

However,  having taken a measuring tape to my case, the measurement from the rear of the case to the 24-pin socket is only 160mm

 

I am a little troubled by this. The available space appears to be too small for literally any graphics card other than the GT730 it came with. I honestly though there would be more available space.


 

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