New NVIDIA GTX card in HP TouchSmart 610 Quad series All-In-One desktop

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Vic2009

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I am SERIOUSLY thinking of buying HP TouchSmart 610 Quad series All-In-One desktop with following (customized) specs. http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s...ore&category=desktops&series_name=610q_series

However, I DO NOT like the graphics card 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M - looks like they are putting laptop graphics card into a desktop.

My question(s) is/are :

Can I replace this card with one of the NVIDIA GTX series graphics card ? Which one will you recommend? I want to put in a new GTX 590 or any of the following :

GeForce GTX 580
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
GeForce GTX 560 (new!)
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTX 460

Will it be a simple SWAP or I need to upgrade PSU as well.

If I need to replace PSU what will be specifications of the new PSU? I do not know what is the rating of the current PSU. Do you think, it will handle the new GTX card?

Specs of the desktop :

Operating system SAVE $21 on Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit edit
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 quad-core processor with Turbo-Boost [up to 3.8GHz, 8MB cache] edit
Memory FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3-1066MHz SODIMM [2 DIMMs] from 6GB edit
Hard drive FREE UPGRADE to 1.5TB 5400 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 1TB edit
Office software No additional office software edit
Security software SAVE $30 on Norton Internet Security(TM) 2012 - 15 month edit
Graphics card 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M edit
Primary optical drive FREE UPGRADE to Blu-Ray writer from Blu-Ray player edit
Networking Premium Wireless-N LAN card and Bluetooth(R ) edit
Productivity ports 6-in-1 memory card reader, 4 total USB (2.0), Beats audio [with I/O for TV Tuner option] edit
TV & entertainment experience TV tuner, ATSC-NTSC with PVR, remote edit
Sound Card Integrated sound edit
Keyboard and Mouse HP wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse edit
HDMI Game Console HDMI Game Console, HDMI input [for discrete graphics] edit
Your additional options:
Click edit to modify. NOTE: These items are in stock and will ship immediately.
Monitor HP 2711x 27-inch LED Monitor edit

Thanks a LOT.
 

crjdriver

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I would not even think about it. It lists a 180W pw supply with higher wattages for selected upgrades. Even if the pw supply was twice the wattage rating it is not even close to min requirements for the cards you listed.

Next issue would be the physical size of the new card. Have you checked that it will even fit into that all in one?

Next issue would be cooling. That system is not going to be able to dissipate the extra heat generated by a high end video card.

As I said I would not even think about it.
 

Vic2009

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"As I said I would not even think about it." - That is what I thought too. I do not understand why HP is putting such a crappy GPU in a desktop. Any way....that is a different issue all togeher.

Thanks a LOT.
 

crjdriver

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I do not understand why HP is putting such a crappy GPU
Depends on how you intend to use the system. That video card will work just fine for office, email, web, movie playback etc. The system is NOT designed for gaming. If you want a gaming system, then you either build it yourself, have a local shop do the build for you, OR buy a purpose build system like an alienware/dell that is made for gaming.
 
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