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Ok so I have this old computer:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01859865#N368

Its a HP Pavilion p6230F
Some specifications:
The CPU chipset is:
AM3 (does this mean I can upgrade the CPU to the one I posted?)

Expansion Slots: (and can i upgrade the graphics card to the one I chose)

1 PCI x16 slot for graphics card
3 PCI x1 slots
1 PCI Express x1 minicard slot

And I want to upgrade the CPU, Graphics card and PSU.

My questions are:
Can it upgrade its CPU with this :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103894 (can I just pop out the old one and switch it with the current motherboard?)




Can I upgrade the GPU to anything up to date right now or can someone give me a good gaming GPU that i can upgrade with it (WILL THIS BOTTLENECK MY COMPUTER?) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133488 OR .. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129275




What power supply should I upgrade to? Will this be fine? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028 or can someone recommend me one?

I need it asap because im playing for a tournament and got money to upgrade my computer. I just want to make sure its not a bottleneck and if it will work. Mostly all the specifications are on that website i posted in the beginning of the topic.

Thanks guys!
Edited by AdonisG - 8/13/13 at 11:14pm
post #2 of 8
The cpu is supported according to the hp link you provided. And I'd suggest going up to a 7870 or 7950 if your budget allows. I wouldn't bother upgrading past those points though as the phenom 2 is going to hold you back. At that point it's new build time since that motherboard won't take anything past a phenom 2.

You might also want to double check with hp support to be sure on the cpu. On paper everything should just pop in and work.
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This is a further investigation of the article, which says it supports the Phenom II X4 9xx.

As far as the GPU, on paper it says that it has PCIe 2.0 X16, so both of those cards will work properly.

And for the PSU, yes that one will power those GPUs and the processor.
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post #4 of 8
Yes, it supports that cpu BE, but remember, no overclocking can be done, because motherboard bios is locked.
The graphic cards you want, wont bottleneck your new cpu, but you will need 450W or greater power supply
7870's or 7950's, probably wont fit in that case.
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post #5 of 8
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Can you guys suggest me a good Graphics card that will fit into that case? $200 below :]! Thanks for the input guys i'll buy that PSU and Processor
post #6 of 8
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will this graphics card work http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127699

And for the PSU will it forsure fit on that case? I mean it looks like a pretty big case to be honest
Edited by AdonisG - 8/14/13 at 2:17am
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Honestly best way to find out is to measure it, since we can't know what the measurements of the inside of the case are.
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post #8 of 8
The Corsair CX600 is both overkill and not very good

Its cheap for a reason its an entry level PSU

Something like a XFX Core Edition is way better and its not that much more

But really a Rosewill Capstone is the best bang for buck you can find
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