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Tutor
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Upgrading

Hi

 

I have a HP Pavilion HPE h8-1070uk and am thinking of upgrading it would a....

 

Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit

 

and

 

Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card (2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0)

 

Would they work ok?

 

Thanks

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Re: Upgrading

HI

 

 

Thanks alot for both answer's , i think i'll end up changing the motherboard might as well when i'm changing the PSU and the Graphics card.

 

 

Thanks again

 

 

 

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Provost
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Re: Upgrading

Hi,

 

The power supply should work so install it first and get you PC stable before installing more new hardware.

 

 

Many NVIDIA GTX 750 graphics cards will not work in your PC.  However, one of the below models might work.

 

MSI NVIDIA GTX N750 TI and the MSI GTX N750 TF  These particular graphics cards have a switch to allow the card to work in a PC that has a legacy BIOS.

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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Intern
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Member Since: ‎07-23-2014
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Re: Upgrading

With a 460watt PSU stock (probably not that efficient, but keep reading) you should be perfectly fine with a i7 2600 and a 750Ti. The 750Ti uses very little power, about the same if not less than the stock GT545. 

 

Like said above, the 750Ti's seem to have a problem (actually, the 750Ti's don't have the problem, the motherboards BIOS does) being recognized on HP boards. 

 

With that said, I would recommend skipping the PSU upgrade and grabbing an aftermarket motherboard instead. You can get a decent 7 series 1155 board for about $60-80 and you will have absolutley no probelms using any GPU you desire. Plus you'll get much better driver support and longevity due to a newer chipset. 

 

With an aftermarket board + a 750Ti, you'll have a nice system that will last for quite awhile. 

Tutor
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Re: Upgrading

HI

 

 

Thanks alot for both answer's , i think i'll end up changing the motherboard might as well when i'm changing the PSU and the Graphics card.

 

 

Thanks again

 

 

 

Provost
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Re: Upgrading

Hi Eddie88,

 

You really don't need a new motherboard or power supply to use the NVIDIA GTX 750 models that I recommended.  Try one of the cards that I recommended first before replacing the motherboards and possibly having to also buy a new Windows license.

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
Tutor
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Member Since: ‎08-17-2014
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Re: Upgrading

Hi

 

I think your right Dave I was looking into those graphics card's and they only need around 300+ watts to run , so i'll take your advice and try the card on it's own and it's easy to get a psu afterwords  if i need it.

 

Thanks

Intern
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Member Since: ‎07-23-2014
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Re: Upgrading

Good point about the Windows licence, Big_Dave. I forgot about that. 

Tutor
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Re: Upgrading

Hi

 

Sorry it me again real life came into play and money is a bit short this month , could you recommend a graphics card cheaper then the NVIDIA GTX 750 but slightly better then the old one that would work with my psu please?

 

I can get along without a high specs one the fan is just starting to go on the old one.

 

Sorry again

 

Eddie

Tutor
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Re: Upgrading

 

 

 

I picked up a cheep MSI N750-TF on eBay.

 

Thanks once again for your answers.

 

Eddie

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