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Lazy Noob - Attempting to Upgrade GPU and PSU on an OEM machine


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prometheus2178

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I currently have 

 Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 10240) (10240.th1_st1.151104-1714)
                 Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
      System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
             System Model: CM6330_CM6630_CM6730_CM6830_M11AA-8
                     BIOS: 0508
                Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
                   Memory: 8192MB RAM
      Available OS Memory: 7882MB RAM
                Page File: 3569MB used, 5527MB available
              Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
          DirectX Version: 11.2
      DX Setup Parameters: Not found
         User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
       System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
          DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
                 Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
           DxDiag Version: 10.00.10240.16384 64bit Unicode
 
I spared the full dxdiag file.  I am looking to install a 650w psu and a GeForce 650 GTX video graphics card, Would this be a feasible setup for a box bought ASUS sysytem. My main issue is to install the gpu in the pci slot it would have to be inverted, fan down. Would this allow for enough ventilation of the gpu or I am I gonna burn it up. BTW there are ventilation slots on the left side of the case, looking straight on, about the same height the video card would be.

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iammykyl

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:welcome: prometheus2178 .

Just helping this member, similar upgrade, > http://www.geekstogo...0/#entry2542805

Your CPU is quite fast, so good.

You don't need a 650W, 550W will more than handle the system.   The reference GTX 650 TDP is 64W, tad higher for 3rd party ones.

Depending on your budget, consider going for at least a 750 ti, TDP is the same.

http://www.anandtech...view-maxwell/14


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iammykyl

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Gday.

Not heard back from you!  Still need any help?   A update would be appreciated.

 

Thanks. 


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