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Hello, I am new to pc gaming and bought a HP Pavilion 550-178 na which was recommended to me and without knowing i would be interested in upgrading at the time. Now i find i would like to run higher quality games. I have been trying to research a good graphics card that will fit the system, as size inside the case is an issue i stumbled upon the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card which i'm hoping will work. My questions are.. Will i need a new power supply? It currently has 180w and will my system run this card? The specs are. Windows 10 64bit. Intel core i7 @3.40 Ghz, 16bg ram. Full specs are here http://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c04834983 Any advice would be really really helpful. If this is not possible any recommendations would be really appreciated. Thank you.
You will definitely need a new power supply,a 500w should give you enough grant..(Don't go to cheap on a power supply£40-60,because they are the work horse on a pc)Plus make sure you can fit the graphic card in your case..measure inside you case where the card is going sit..
Thank you, i will most certainly do both. Though iv'e read about the possibility of bottle necking and over heating. Could this also be an issue with this type of card with my processor and slimline case? Iv'e been researching myself and have discovered so many issues that could be a factor. Just want to be as informed as possible before i spend the money. Thanks again.
The only other thing I could suggest is to buy a better case,this will give you room to play with..The corsair spec 01-03 series is a good starting gaming tower. With a slimline case you're choices are limited with adding new hardware.
Thanks for the help, In the end i have gone with a Corsair cx500 psu and Fractal design core 2300 case to go with my EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card. Installation went well and i'm very happy with my new setup. Thanks for the advice. I'm thinking now of a ssd to speed things up.
Glad all went well. A SSD is a must for boot up, and some of the more heavy load times on new games... you can pick up a 128gb for under £50..You need to post some pictures of you new build.
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