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punisher398
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Upgrade power supply that will fit current HP h8-1520t

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I have listed my desktop pc above and wanted to know what power supply can fit as an upgrade? I currently have a 460 watt, hp 633187-002. I wanted something off amazon, best buy, or wal-mart around $50 if possible. I was thinking of putting in a rtx 2060 gpu. Thanks!

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@punisher398 , welcome to the forum.

 

The best way to choose a power supply unit (PSU) is to measure the current PSU and compare those measurements to the one that you choose.  You should be able to use any standard ATX PSU.  It is going to be very difficult to find a PSU over 460W for $50.  Here is a page from Amazon with your choices:  https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Computer+Power+Supplies&i=computers&bbn=1161760&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A54196...

 

It is recommended that the PSU have at least 100W to 150W more than required by the video card.  The RTX 2060 requires a lot of clean, stable, power to operate properly.  The PSU is the backbone of the system.  It is not the place to save money.






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@old_geekster,

Very curious inquiry. A computer with a lowly  I7-3770 CPU , top of the line for a 2013 computer, trying to push an RTX 2070.

Any decent 600-650W PSU is going to be $90 or more. The RTX 2070 is not cheap ($400-600+) and long (8.8 to 10.3").

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Thanks for the info. I did find on Amazon what you suggested via the link, just a 600w version for $65 do that is good. My other question would be that there would probably be a 30% bottleneck of cpu and gpu ratio. So what can I upgrade my cpu to without a new mobo? My mobo says pegatron Corp z75, Socket 1155 lga. 

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I was looking at a 2060 or 2060 super ($350-400). I know the cpu is older so as I replied earlier in thread do you have any input for a new cpu without the need to upgrade mobo? Thanks.

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@punisher398,

The I7-3770 is the top of the line for that unit.  A motherboard change is beyond expectation.   New OS (your current OS would be invalid, new CPU chip, new board, new ram. That alone is hundreds.$$$

Behind all this is a "game title"...what is it?

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@punisher398, here is the Motherboard Specifications page:  https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-envy-h8-1500-desktop-pc-series/5330773/model/5333059/documen...

 

Look at the section titled "Processor upgrade information" for a list of compatible processors.  It appears that the fastest one is the i7-3770K.  This was one of your choices when you ordered the computer.  Even if you chose the i7-3770 I am not certain that it is worth the upgrade.  The basic speed of it is the same as the 3770K.  The "K" denotes that the multiplier is unlocked so it can be overclocked.  How much? I don't know!  However, this would add heat.

 

Here is a HP Knowledge Base article that will tell you what to consider when upgrading the video card:  https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Gaming-Knowledge-Base/Upgrade-Video-Card/ta-p/7447100

 

Your main concern is having enough space for the video card to allow for good airflow.  The new cards develop a lot of HEAT!  Heat is your enemy in smaller mid-size cases.






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Yes I see now that my current processor is the max, besides the "k" version which isn't worth it. It is also not worth the upgrade and the money for a new cpu, mobo, and ram. I just kind of wanted to stretch this desktop out a little more for decent gaming. I do have a gtx 1060 6gb card already. I was thinking between the gtx 1660 super and rtx 2060, even if there is some bottle-necking. I will probably upgrade the power supply to 600w regardless.

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