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Old May 31, 2011, 09:48 PM
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Default My Wife Bought Me A PC...Hahahahaha!!!!

Hello all , My machine died last night ...R.I.P.
Well, My wife bought me a new HP Pavillion elite HPE 500F, Just this afternoon , I had no idea she was gonig to do this ,Bless her little soul...I,m not very happy with her choice ...But I,m happy with her.
I told her months ago I want to build my own machine , Well I guess it slipped her mind ...

Can I upgrade this ..HP Pavillion Elite HPE 500F ? Too a 1090T and better graphics . I have a 550w power supply in my old machine and it still works..... Theres not very much air flow in this case ,I,m not going to O.C. And this mobo is a uAX= micro...My wife ,I love her but I don't want to hurt her feelings ...Can I upgrade this HP Pavillion Elite HPE 500f .. Too a 1090t and better graphics.

Thanks too all , and Cheers
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:02 PM
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:15 PM
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just replace all the parts in the same case, hide the boxes, and reinstall the OS. you get a proper computer and she will (hopefully) be none the wiser.
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:31 PM
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Now ZZLEE, that is not very nice.

To answer your question: NO.

The HP's motherboard is limited to a 95W processor and a 1090T is a 125W one (even a 1075T). Unless you are made of money and your wife is slighly on the unstable side, just return it and build a new one, please.
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:37 PM
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No offense, if you didn't open it, why not return it?
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:40 PM
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just replace all the parts in the same case, hide the boxes, and reinstall the OS. you get a proper computer and she will (hopefully) be none the wiser.
I'd be doing this. Tossing the HP components into another computer "HEY HONEY! GOT ONE FOR YOU TOO!"
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:42 PM
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It makes to sense to me because you are basically spending extra money in upgrades when you could have done so in the first place....

OT: I like your sig Neolithium_Wpg. The quote is quite powerful.
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:45 PM
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Too a 1090T and better graphics
1090T is completely useless over the 1045T for 99% of consumer tasks out there.

Think about what graphic cards you REALLY need before thinking of buying one. So instead of thinking about how you can get away from this computer, think about how you can learn to appreciate it.

Also why the hate against OEM computers. Most consumers would be JUST fine with them, and in fact they are. Just having a self-built computer doesn't grant any superiority over others because when you take a step back and look at the differences, it might just be a few seconds off of decompressing something. I'm truly shocked at how inconsiderate some of you are.
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well,yeah. that would work. sb for you,hp inside for her.

pick a nice case,not sure what shes into,maybe

a little antec.

'hey honey,look,the hp cd's work on your computer too! :p

but dont return it,thatt'd be bad.

although you dont want this to happen again soo...hmm...

tough choice buddy
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:57 PM
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I'm not hating it in any way... I just don't understand why you would pay MORE to upgrade when you could get something better in the first place. However, I agree what Dangtx says: it is rather hard/nasty to return a gift...
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