Upgrading PC, Need advice with the PSU

First of all, hi to everyone!

I'd like to upgrade my actual computer, since i have a bit of extra cash, and i feel like it's starting to get old .

This is my actual rig (sorry for my english, i'm from Spain >_<):

CPU: i7@2,67Ghz (I7 920, non-OC) with a stock Cooler
RAM: 2x4Gb Kingston HyperX
Video Card: AMD HD 6970 (Stock, non-OC)
Motherboard: ASUS P6T SE
PSU: LC-POWER LC-8700 - http://www.conrad-electronic.co.uk/c...roduct/972438/
2 HDD, and 4 fans in the case.

I would like to upgrade my CPU and my motherboard to a FX-8350 and a Sabertooth Mobo.

My biggest concern if that PSU will hold the upgrade.

What do you think? Should i also upgrade my PSU?

Thanks in advance guys!
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  1. I'm getting a 404 on that link :/

    Could you post a different link or the model of PSU?
  2. looks like a nice 700w unit. should be fine for any one gpu/cpu combo you build around it.
  3. waste of money!
  4. I'm thinking about replacing it with a http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/powersupply/gx-series/gx-750w.html

    What do you think?

    EDIT: Swifty, that's my actual PSU, had it for 5 years >_<
  5. What are you using the computer for?
  6. Using it specially for gaming.
  7. So, should i stay with that PSU? Can it hold an overclock? I'm thinking about overclocking it to 4,4Ghz more or less
  8. ceaky said:
    @Swifty is right. 750W is much more than you need.


    what I meant is it's a waste of money upgrade wise.............
  9. In that case I'm not sure why you are spending so much on a new board and CPU that won't really be better then what you have. A $40 cooler and a nice OC will put you right back in the thick of things as far as CPU power. Perhaps its time to upgrade your GPU or something else.
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