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Upgrading a P6-2200ea desktop (graphics and PSU)

HI,

I have a p6-2200ea desktop computer and would like to upgrade the graphics card to a sapphire HD 6670 2GB DDR3 graphics card

 

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/product_index.aspx?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1088&pid=1218&l...

 

with the first question being will it fit within the case, its dimensions are: 164(L)x40(W)x107(H) mm.

 

Secondly i know i will need an upgrade on my PSU with the stock PSU only being a 300 watt source, but my second question is looking for a suitable replacement with a minimum of  a 400 watt PSU which will suitably fit within my tower with the dimensions: 

 

150mm x 140mm x 86mm

 

 

Any help will be appreciated. thank you

 

 

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Re: Upgrading a P6-2200ea desktop (graphics and PSU)

Hi,

 

This ASUS R7 250 is $90. The Corsair CX500 is $60.  So this combination is around £90.

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Re: Upgrading a P6-2200ea desktop (graphics and PSU)

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Hi,

 

I recommend that you consider the Corsair CX500 or CX600 power supply.  These are quality power supplies, match the physical dimensions of your existing power supply and will give you additonal power should you decide to acquire an upper end video card and/or add PCI cards that require a significant wattage draw.

 

Review this post article on: Guide to Selecting a Discrete Graphics Card

 

I don't know what the current price is for a 6670 that is two generations back.

 

 

I have seen some under buy the power supply and then find that the graphcis card is insufficient for their requirements.  Then they find out that the replacment power supply is too small.  Double wammy.

 

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎02-28-2014
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Re: Upgrading a P6-2200ea desktop (graphics and PSU)

Is there any recommended graphics cards in your opinion? the problem is that due to budget at the moment i cant afford a top end GPU however would like to increase my grapical capablity for another year or so and stop using the intergrated graphics that comes with the E2-3200 processor. i was looking to spend around £70-100?

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Re: Upgrading a P6-2200ea desktop (graphics and PSU)

Hi,

 

This ASUS R7 250 is $90. The Corsair CX500 is $60.  So this combination is around £90.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
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