Solved

PSU compatible with these hardware?

...............layman's terms please.

I have the current hardware:

Powmax: ATX mid-tower case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811145032

350W Sparkle PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103484

7-n-1 Card Reader: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820162206

AMD Athlon II X3 435: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103724

ASROCK AM3 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157176

BioStar Radeon HD 4670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814141114

-Plus an old DVD drive from 2004


I would like to do a slight upgrade to this:

Samsung SSD 128GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W00ZD1548

Corsair HX series 650 Watt Certified Gold: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

My question is, will the new power supply fit into my ATX case? Will it connect to all of my old and new hardware? Is the the power supply that I posted any good? Is Corsair a reliable brand? I would like to slowly upgrade my computer. Next I will buy a motherboard and ram that will be compatible with AMD A10 processors probably this Fall, then a new graphics card this Winter.

Thank you for the help in advance.
9 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about psu compatible hardware
  1. yes, the PSU should fit in any ATX case
  2. ScrewySqrl said:
    yes, the PSU should fit in any ATX case


    But will it connect to the hardware listed?
  3. yes. all the same plugs.
  4. yes, corsair is a reliable brand. but i think the PSU 650watt is to much power than the hardware. except you want to upgrade the system later. Corsair VS450 is good enough for your system.
  5. Erman Yudhistira said:
    yes, corsair is a reliable brand. but i think the PSU 650watt is to much power than the hardware. except you want to upgrade the system later. Corsair VS450 is good enough for your system.


    If the PSU has too much power, will it affect the hardware? I like the Corsair HX650 watt because it is Gold Certified.

    How about this PSU? This is 550w Do you think it is good???? :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139053

    Wait a minute, the fan is on the top. Does this mean I have to drill holes on top of my machine or am I seeing this wrong?
  6. No one?
  7. more power than you need doesn't hurt anything (the components draw power as they need.) it just means you wasted money getting more than you needed (like $69 for 700W when you could send $39 for 500W), and can reduce your power efficiency some (maybe adding a few pennies to your electric bill).

    But it won't hurt the components
  8. budgy said:
    ...............layman's terms please.

    I have the current hardware:

    Powmax: ATX mid-tower case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811145032

    350W Sparkle PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103484

    7-n-1 Card Reader: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820162206

    AMD Athlon II X3 435: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103724

    ASROCK AM3 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157176

    BioStar Radeon HD 4670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814141114

    -Plus an old DVD drive from 2004


    I would like to do a slight upgrade to this:

    Samsung SSD 128GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W00ZD1548

    Corsair HX series 650 Watt Certified Gold: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

    My question is, will the new power supply fit into my ATX case? Will it connect to all of my old and new hardware? Is the the power supply that I posted any good? Is Corsair a reliable brand? I would like to slowly upgrade my computer. Next I will buy a motherboard and ram that will be compatible with AMD A10 processors probably this Fall, then a new graphics card this Winter.

    Thank you for the help in advance.


    PSU's don't quite have compatibility issues with hardware. and Get that corsair PSU. Also, don't put your games on a 128GB ssd unless you plan on deleting them often or buying a hard drive later. you will run out of space fast.
  9. Best answer
    you don't need to drill the top of the case. the fan is on the bottom. sorry for my bad english :) buy the corsair HX-650 if you want to upgrade the hardware later.
Ask a new question

Read More

Power Supplies Motherboards Hardware Components Basic Education