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upgrading PC for gaming - need quick advice on PSU

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November 5, 2013 9:42:41 AM

Hi I made a thread a while ago but I was on holiday and never got back in time, anyway i'm getting these: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r78502gd...
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-990f...
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6350frhkbox

my PC at the moment has these specs - Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 260 Processor 3.20 GHz
RAM: 8.00GB DDR3
Motherboard: Foxconn 2AB1h with AM3 socket (i think that's correct)
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 5450

and currently have a 300W psu - should I upgrade my PSU?
also
any advice or recommendations when choosing a PSU? Thanks :) 

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November 5, 2013 10:12:07 AM

Raabin said:
Hi I made a thread a while ago but I was on holiday and never got back in time, anyway i'm getting these: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r78502gd...
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-990f...
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6350frhkbox

my PC at the moment has these specs - Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 260 Processor 3.20 GHz
RAM: 8.00GB DDR3
Motherboard: Foxconn 2AB1h with AM3 socket (i think that's correct)
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 5450

and currently have a 300W psu - should I upgrade my PSU?
also
any advice or recommendations when choosing a PSU? Thanks :) 


Yes I recommend a 500w power supply. While buying a power supply you need to be careful because cheap power supplies can be dangerous to your pc's components.

Good companies are listed at various parts of the forums. i will search for one such list in a sec

Edit - Found the list: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/322966-28-list-reco...

Yeah pick any one you feel like. if you want to upgrade in the future it may be worth getting a bigger psu etc..
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November 5, 2013 10:13:47 AM

silverstone strider is great
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November 5, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Rugnir_Viking said:
Raabin said:
Hi I made a thread a while ago but I was on holiday and never got back in time, anyway i'm getting these: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r78502gd...
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-990f...
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6350frhkbox

my PC at the moment has these specs - Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 260 Processor 3.20 GHz
RAM: 8.00GB DDR3
Motherboard: Foxconn 2AB1h with AM3 socket (i think that's correct)
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 5450

and currently have a 300W psu - should I upgrade my PSU?
also
any advice or recommendations when choosing a PSU? Thanks :) 


Yes I recommend a 500w power supply. While buying a power supply you need to be careful because cheap power supplies can be dangerous to your pc's components.

Good companies are listed at various parts of the forums. i will search for one such list in a sec

Edit - Found the list: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/322966-28-list-reco...

Yeah pick any one you feel like. if you want to upgrade in the future it may be worth getting a bigger psu etc..


Thank you very much! I will try to pick a well-trusted PSU :) 

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November 5, 2013 10:37:30 AM

Thanks for all the help guys!
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November 5, 2013 1:03:18 PM

Raabin said:
Thanks for all the help guys!


No problem good luck with the build :) 
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