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Want to upgrade an SFF desktop

I made a mistake by buying a friend an SFF computer (Acer Veriton X series) and now he wants to upgrade it with a new video card.  Which means he also needs to upgrade the power supply.  What should we do?  Can we buy a regular power supply and hook it up leaving it outside the tower?  or do we have to buy a TXF power supply because anything else won't be compatible?

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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The existing PSU should have enough power for a low end video card. What is wattage on 12 volt rail and what video card are you considering?
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Currently does 250W but wouldn't mind getting a card that requires a 400W and above.  As for video card selection, one of the low profile one's.  But would all depend on what kind of wattage we can get in a power supply.
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Thanks for the advice.  Just was hoping for an easy way out for a bad choice on my part.  We've found someone to buy the computer and we are going to start from scratch with a barebones kit.
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that seems the best outcome..