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Old April 6, 2009, 08:00 PM
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Default Help with graphics card/psu settup

Hi, i currently have a stock hp m8430f pc
Product informationHP Pavilion Media Center m8430f Desktop PC

and i would like to get a new graphics card for it. I have decided to get the nvidea gtx 260 core 216.
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Then i found out that i needed at least 500 watts for it and my current psu only has 300 watts. So im planning on buying this psu-
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL-S 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies

First of all will that psu and graphics card work together/with my pc?

And also would it be better for me to buy the gtx 260 core 216 65nm-
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

or 55nm
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I read the comparison on this site and since the 55nm is cheeper and comes with a free copy of call of duty world at war i was leaning towards buying that one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old April 6, 2009, 08:17 PM
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Hi there, I am not familiar with the Rosewill PSUs so if I were you I would do a quick Google search for PSU reviews but also make sure the PSU has the same dimensions as the PSU you are replacing as I beleive the HPs are kinda small.

The smaller die size on the motherboards should mean a cooler running chip, and the added bonus of CoD:W@W means a pretty good deal. Did you check NCIX on prices too?

A 500W is minimum so you will be happy, a small amount of head room is nice to have.
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Ok thanks for that. yeah i checked there site and they are a little more expensive and no free game. so i think ill stick with newegg.

But in terms of compatability, the gtx 260 core 216 should be able to work with that psu? granted i have enough space?

Does anyone else have any more insight on this?
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Old April 6, 2009, 08:27 PM
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The only thing you need to make sure is that the PSU has the PCI-E power cables you would need to run the card.

Supplementary Power Connectors 6-pin x2

Looks like the PSU is SLI certified so it probably has 4 of the 6 pin connectors.
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Model Brand Rosewill Model RP600V2-S-SL-S Spec Type ATX12V v2.01 Maximum Power 600W Fans 1 x Silent 120mm Ball-bearing Blue LED Fan PFC No Main Connector 20+4Pin +12V Rails Yes PCI-E Connectors 2 x 6Pin CrossFire Ready SLI Certified Modular No Power Good Signal 100-500ms Hold-up Time > 16ms Efficiency > 72% Over Voltage Protection +3.3V, +5V, +12V1, +12V2 Input Voltage 115/ 230 V Input Frequency Range 50/60 Hz Input Current 12A @ 115V, 6A @ 230V Output +3.3V@30A, +5V@55A, +12V1@19A, +12V2@19A, -12V@1A, +5VSB@2.5A MTBF 100k hours at 25C, max. load, nominal input Approvals CSA, UL, TUV, FCC Features Connectors 1 x Main Connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4/8Pin +12V Connector (ATX12V/EPS12V)
2 x PCI-E Connector (6Pin)
4 x SATA Connector
6 x Peripheral Connector
2 x Floppy Connector Features Complies with ATX 12V 2.01 Version
Dual 12V Rails provide independent reliable power
Supports both Intel and AMD Systems
Fan Speed Control Switch (low, auto, and high)
Mesh sleeving on main cable for easier cable routing and better ventilation
Silver Chrome Mirror Finish
Built-in inrush current, over temperature/current/voltage protection circuits
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It says PCI-E Connectors 2 x 6Pin.
So it should work then, right?

EDIT: sorry for double post...
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Hmm, are you set on the Rosewill because of the price or because it will fit your case? You may be better off with a better quality PSU... from some of the reviews I have looked at the Rosewills are not that great. I'm not going to say that are bad, I don't have one nor have I looked really far into it, but some of the things I have seen indicate that there are better choices out there, but at a cost, of course.

Newegg.ca - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

and a $20 USD rebate... consider it perhaps?

Like I said, do a good search for reviews on the PSUs before you make a final choice.
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O.o imho sell the hp and build ur own
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Price is my main factor atm. I know the less expensive the lower the quality but that rosewill seemed decent for the price considering it costs 112$ off of their site and only 60 off of newegg.
Also now i am very confused...
what is the difference between
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
and
Newegg.com - XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

if the only difference is manufacturer, then which do you suggest i buy?
Which is the better company to buy a graphics card from?
Considering that the xfx one comes with 2 games and its only 10$ more.

And why is the xfx gtx 260 not listed on there site?
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O.o imho sell the hp and build ur own
Yeah i would but im a little short on cash atm. once i get a job again ill be building my own. and ill take the graphics card and such from the hp.
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