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upgrading PC for gaming - need quick advice on PSU

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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    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-recommended-psus

    Yeah pick any one you feel like. if you want to upgrade in the future it may be worth getting a bigger psu etc..
  2. XFX core edition 550w 80+ Bronze certified PSU - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
  3. silverstone strider is great
  4. If you get the hd7850 + fx6350, then the 300w psu is not enough because gpu consumes ~100w, fx6350 consumes over 100w. MB will be less than 80w. So you need 450w-500w with 25A on the 12V rail.
    XFX 450W http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005FPT38U/?tag=pcp0f-21
    EVGA 100-B1-0500-KR http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-evga-bronze-100-b1-0500-kr-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-single-rail-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx-psu
  5. cin19 said:
    If you get the hd7850 + fx6350, then the 300w psu is not enough because gpu consumes ~100w, fx6350 consumes over 100w. MB will be less than 80w. So you need 450w-500w with 25A on the 12V rail.
    XFX 450W http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005FPT38U/?tag=pcp0f-21
    EVGA 100-B1-0500-KR http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-evga-bronze-100-b1-0500-kr-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-single-rail-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx-psu


    Thanks mate! thanks everyone also for all the very helpful advice!
  6. 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-recommended-psus

    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 :)
  7. Thanks for all the help guys!
  8. Raabin said:
    Thanks for all the help guys!


    No problem good luck with the build :)
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