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5 Year Old PC Upgrading


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Novatic

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I am working with a 5 year old HP Pavilion P7-1414 Desktop and just now was able to get some money to upgrade to a decent gaming part of it.

 

My concerns are I am not very familiar with Power supplies as well as RAM vendors that are reliable and safe to use.

 

 

Specifications I am looking for:

 

The Video card I am looking to install is:

 

Option 1: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0

Option 2: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0

 

(IF anyone has any recommendations on which or a better Valued Card I am open to ideas, Limited budget)

 

Both require a larger power supply than the system has on hand which is a 300w PS. I need a minimum of 350w with a PCIe x16 compatible link and is an ATX type.

 

Question here is if anyone happens to know a decent PS that is ATX type with reliability, affordability, and fits with in the dimensions of 5.9"W x 3.4"H x 5.51"L.

 

Next follows up on a RAM dilemma~

 

The current system has 6 GB RAM but with Windows 8.1 its only giving my system 3.4GB (Including Onboard ATI HD 7650 Intergraded Graphics Card)

 

The system is capable of handling up to 32GB but I don't need that much at the time.

 

The RAM type needed are:

 

Option 1: PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)

Option 2: PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600)

Option 3: PC3-14400 (DDR3-1866)

 

Does anyone know where I might get a great deal on 8 GB RAM types of these?

 

Any additional advice is welcomed and if more specifications of my system are needed I would be glad to help. I am semi tech savvy so should be easier to work with~

 

Thank you greatly.


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Natalie Green

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ram are almost same so go for anyone but in case of graphic card install the 4 GB 


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Gday.

 

 

The current system has 6 GB RAM but with Windows 8.1 its only giving my system 3.4GB (Including Onboard ATI HD 7650 Intergraded Graphics Card)

If you have a 32 bit OS, that is all you will see available, If you have a 64 bit OS, needs some investigating.

You will be OK buying RAM from any major outlet.  2 choices.

PSU.   Although your system may run OK on a 350W PSU, it will be working hard, all of the time, leaves little extra capacity for upgrading hardware, may be limited to the number/output voltage of the PCI-E cables.   I recommend the selected one that will fit the case.

Parts listed are from the US.

>  http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jGjwf7


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Gday Novatic.

Been a while since we heard from you.   Have you purchased/installed any of the suggested parts?   Is your system now seeing the full capacity of the RAM  installed.   An update would be appreciated.

 

Thanks. 


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