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07-15-2010 11:17 AM - edited 07-15-2010 11:20 AM
Look for a OCZ and chose a modular model. Look at the 12+ volt amperage needed by the 470 and chose a PSU that can support that need. You might consider the EVGA NVIDIA 460 1GB with External Exhaust to help deal with the heat being generated by a high wattage video card.
07-15-2010 12:33 PM
Thanks for the link, I found this one rated for 40A and the GTX 470 requires 38:
Looks like a pretty good PSU.
07-15-2010 06:29 PM
Thanks for the help. I know the OCZs were cheaper but the reviews on this unit are good.
With a serious card like this hopefully I can just upgrade to the best processor this board can use (Q9650) and 8GB of DDR3 RAM next year and be good for a few years again.
07-16-2010 10:23 AM
A bit of caution. Your new potential video card and PSU is going to generate more heat so be prepared to deal with that issue. I typically like to see lower wattage video cards in the smallish HP mini-towers as heat has a tendency to shorten the life of the electronic components.
07-20-2010 06:41 AM
I just bought a HP Pavilion Elite HPE-300z series. Just like most here, I want to upgrade the PSU because I also want to put a better video card in. Will I have a problem fiting the following PSU and Video card in the HPE-300z case?
07-20-2010 04:43 PM
The best thing to do is to open open up your PC and do some measuring. The 460 length wise should fit but it's a double wide card so the slot next adjacent to the PCI-E x16 needs to be open.
You might run into a heat issue with the smallish HP mini-tower cabinet so be prepared to deal with it.
Otherwise, good choices.
07-21-2010 08:51 AM
Thanks, I haven't received the computer yet, but thanks for getting back to me. Happy to hear that I shouldn't have any problems fitting the PSU and the video card. As for the heat issue, anybody else have experience with this setup and heat?