Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Can I upgrade this pre-built PC?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can I upgrade this pre-built PC?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/HP-Pavilion-p6-2350-3.6GHz-8GB-1TB-Win-8-Desktop-Computer-Refurbished/7995725/product.html

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I am looking forward to buying this PC. Although, I have run into a pickle...
The GPU and CPU need replacing, which means I need a new CPU cooler, and PSU...

Can I upgrade this PC even though it's already built? I'm not too tech-savvy.
I am wanting to put the AMD FX-8120 in it, and a Radeon 7870, what parts would I need?
Also, how well could this handle gaming and editing,and I want this to be as cheap as possible...
post #2 of 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by iDieAlot1986 View Post

http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/HP-Pavilion-p6-2350-3.6GHz-8GB-1TB-Win-8-Desktop-Computer-Refurbished/7995725/product.html

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I am looking forward to buying this PC. Although, I have run into a pickle...
The GPU and CPU need replacing, which means I need a new CPU cooler, and PSU...

Can I upgrade this PC even though it's already built? I'm not too tech-savvy.
I am wanting to put the AMD FX-8120 in it, and a Radeon 7870, what parts would I need?
Also, how well could this handle gaming and editing,and I want this to be as cheap as possible...

1. Dont get an 8120, one of the worst cpus ever...
2. you will need a new mobo for an amd processor.
3. the case is too small to house a 7870 in it.
4. this is not worth your time, or effort, to convert this computer into a decent gaming rig.
5. That psu is junk!

I would honestly just build from scratch man!
Guts
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600k ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO R9 Fury 4x2 Hyper x ddr4 @ 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD caviar blue Samsung 830 Samsung Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Samsung C24FG70 24" EVGA 650 Corsair 300 
  hide details  
Reply
Guts
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600k ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO R9 Fury 4x2 Hyper x ddr4 @ 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD caviar blue Samsung 830 Samsung Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Samsung C24FG70 24" EVGA 650 Corsair 300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
As ITS OVER 9000! said your much better off building your own PC my good sir, if you find buiding your own is abit scary or such, then the guys here would help for sure! most here love specing up new builds.

EDIT - also there are many, many, many how to and tutorial giuds on this forum and others. Help is here for those that ask biggrin.gif
Stone Tardis
(17 items)
 
MKIII
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Processor Z87X-D3H-CF Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair XMS3 2x4GB Corsair XMS3 2x2Gb WD 500Gb Asus DVD RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H70 windows 7 Ultimate 64 Acer H223HQ Microsoft Curve 3000 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA NEX750G Zalman Z9 plus Saitek GM-3200 akasa venom large 800x350 
Audio
Turtle Beach X11 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4100 GA-990XA-UD3 MSI GTX 660 Ti PE OC twin Forzer Corsair  
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair  Seagate Barracuda  Stock AMD Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ACER 24" Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000 Oc UK Crusade 650W Dual Rail Just a case 
MouseAudio
Saitek GM-3200 Turtle Beach Ear Force X11 
  hide details  
Reply
Stone Tardis
(17 items)
 
MKIII
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Processor Z87X-D3H-CF Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair XMS3 2x4GB Corsair XMS3 2x2Gb WD 500Gb Asus DVD RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H70 windows 7 Ultimate 64 Acer H223HQ Microsoft Curve 3000 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA NEX750G Zalman Z9 plus Saitek GM-3200 akasa venom large 800x350 
Audio
Turtle Beach X11 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4100 GA-990XA-UD3 MSI GTX 660 Ti PE OC twin Forzer Corsair  
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair  Seagate Barracuda  Stock AMD Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ACER 24" Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000 Oc UK Crusade 650W Dual Rail Just a case 
MouseAudio
Saitek GM-3200 Turtle Beach Ear Force X11 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
dont waste your money on it IMO, build something. here is an idea

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.82 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $779.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-28 02:33 EDT-0400)

can be tweaked a bit as well, i am sure others will have some part recomendations.
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Can I upgrade this pre-built PC?