03-28-2020 06:08 PM - edited 03-28-2020 07:48 PM
Like many others, I naively bought my HP with the hopes of adding a video card after purchase. After hours and hours of research on forums, I have sadly come to the realization that this is much more difficult than I originally thought due to the the proprietary motherboard and 180W PSU (lesson learned). I bought this purely for convenience and it was a pretty good deal for an i7 computer. Full Specs: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-envy-te01-0000-desktop-pc-series/29014358/model/31046765/doc...
Based on what I have read, I only have two options at this point:
1. Upgrade to a 310w or 400w HP PSU depending on compatibility (which still may not meet the power requirements I need for a decent graphics card)
2. Buy a new case, PSU, and motherboard that are made for gaming... and transfer my CPU, RAM, and SSD (which I don't know for sure is even is possible due to issues with HP compatibility).
I mostly want this for enhanced video and casual gaming, but do I want good quality and high frame rate. Possibly a GeForce GTX 1650 Super if I can pull off a double slot ...but I'm a little flexible on the card itself.
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