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Old 01-19-2010, 03:55 PM   #11
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open it up and look at it since its a hp i would upgrade it anyways
you guys are forgeting he is going to need power supply
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:00 PM   #12
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But will Empire work without getting a powersupply and only a graphic card?
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:02 PM   #13
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The power supply is for the graphics card, not the game. More powerful ones take more power, and it's very possible that yours won't cut it. OEM's (companied like Dell, HP, etc...) often use psu's that are just barely large enough for the system they're in. It's possible that you won't need an upgrade, but it's more likely that you will.

If you can post your computer's model, we can find what your PSU is. Should be somewhere on the front.
(for example, mine is a Dell Optiplex GX240)
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:05 PM   #14
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its a HP Pavillion m9402f and thanks for all the help I really appreciate it
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:14 PM   #15
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No problem

Your psu is a 300 watt. You MIGHT be able to get by with it, but I wouldn't try it. I used a trusted psu calculator and got ~260W, with the system load setting at 95%. There's still some breathing room there as the regular setting is 90%, but still....I wouldn't try it.

edit: whoa, problem. Your case is a BTX model, which is a stupid design that HP, Dell, and a couple of others are using. Everything is either backwards, in the wrong spot, or a different size. A standard ATX one won't fit. Gimme a second, I'll try and find one that will fit.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:27 PM   #16
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ok haha almost ordered the other one glad i checked back
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:33 PM   #17
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Indeed, lol.

This is the cheapest one on newegg. It's a good one, but it's still over $100.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121025



edit: Here, this one is $74 shipped...700W:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10010350

Kingwin is good, as far as I know.

Both of those list their form factor as ATX/BTX, so you should be able to move that to just about any new case if you ever upgrade your computer.
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Ok ordered both thanks again )))
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