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HP Envy 750-144
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

So this is the tower I bought a couple year back and im going to start getting into gaming so im planning to put a RTX 2060 Super in it and a Corsair CX-M Series 650W  80+ Plus bronze PSU am I forgetting anything that would make these changes incompatible?

Tower
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04792282

PSU

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/corsair-cx-m-series-650w-atx12v-2-4-eps12v-2-92-80-plus-bronze-modular-...

GPU
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2060-super-8gb-gddr6-pci-express-graphics-card-black...

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Hello @o_SoQuick 

 

I was having a discussion with one of the other Experts the other day about these old systems and those PSUs.

I have never had my hands on one of those Envy 750 towers, so I am having to go off of what I read.

It was released back in Sept, 2015.

 

From what I gather, that series normally uses a Micro ATX (uATX) PSU. But a few of those models also take an HP 500w that according to the documentation, is a full ATX form factor. There is no documentation I found to say otherwise.

So, I would assume your full ATX Corsair will fit also. I just don't know if the existing 300w uATX PSU that's in it now, uses an adapter mount for the screw holes or not.

Lets put it this way, if the new PSU physically fits in that case and you can get at least two of the screws to mount, you are good to go. You can always measure the inside with a tape measure and compare the space to the dimensions of the new PSU.

Corsair 650m

  • Product Height
    3.4 inches
  • Product Width
    5.9 inches
  • Product Length
    5.5 inches

 

Same goes for the Graphics Card. Simply measure the space from end to end inside the case to see if the length of the new card will fit. Otherwise, the motherboard itself will accept that graphics card.

You will have some bottleneck with the 2060 and that i5 6400 cpu, just so you know. So if spending $500 to upgrade it is worth it, that is up to you. You may want to also upgrade the hard drive to a 2.5 inch Sata SSD. That will make the system feel a lot faster than anything.

 

Hope that helps.

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Also, just be sure to watch your temps with that new card. It uses an Open Air cooling system that will blow the heated air into the case, instead of exhausting it out the back of the case.

This might cause more heat to your cpu. I have no way of knowing if it will be a significant impact or not. You will just have to monitor the temps when gaming.

There are several tools you can install to monitor those temps.

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Yea I plan to upgrade the CPU in it eventually along with getting new RAM and a SSD down the line a bit.

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OK, but If I might suggest something...

 

If you are going to go to all that expense of another CPU, new graphics card, power supply, ram, SSD - etc etc, you might as well buy a new motherboard and case and have a nice NEW system that's going to stay "more relevant" as new games and updates come out.  Keep this old system as a back up for email and such.

 

That's just my logic. Good luck what ever you do.  🙂

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