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Windows 7: Looking for an Upgrade

17 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Looking for an Upgrade - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100358VXL Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Will my PC be able to handle this? If I upgrade the PSU

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17 Nov 2012   #2
Chalky Emultion


yes, but you need an adeguate PSU.
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17 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Sapphire wants a 400W PSU minimum for that card:


Your p6270z has a 300W PSU. I'm not sure that 400SW is really necessary, but the discrete graphics cards offered as options with that model are low-powered ones.

It looks like the p6270z doesn't require low profile cards, so you're good there. It's not clear that the case would take a long graphics card. The card that you list is less than 9" (23cm) long, which I hope isn't a problem.
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19 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

So, what would you recommend that would be a guaranteed fit? I don't wanna get it and have it not fit.
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19 Nov 2012   #5
Chalky Emultion


what PSU do you have?
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20 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Doesn't matter, I'll upgrade the PSU
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20 Nov 2012   #7
Chalky Emultion


So, go for it :)

The HD 7770 is a good mid-end GPU
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