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March 31, 2014 10:48:42 PM

Hello all, my brother and I recently built his computer and we are thinking of maybe selling it, but want to upgrade it a little before we try to do so. So this is the build as is:
Case: BitFenix Comrade
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z87M-D3H
Processor: Intel Core i3 4130 3.4 Ghz 3MB
Graphics card: Asus Radeon R7 240 2GB
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB DDR3-1600Mhz
PSU: ThermalTake TR2 500W
Fan: BitFenix 120mm Spectre LED Fan x2+stock fan
HDD's: Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 64mb x2(one 1TB, one 320GB)
We were just wondering with the current specs if we added another RAM chip another fan(the second aftermarket fan is not in the build or bought as of yet) and another Radeon graphics card as it is supported by the mobo, if we would need a larger PSU? I'am thinking we will but not sure and if so what wattage would be appropriate?

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March 31, 2014 11:04:11 PM

AMD Radeon said:
use this list as your reference
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/power-supply/#m=52,11,14,...

Corsair CX 600M is cheap now


This doesn't answer my question though, I want to know with all those parts and the ones we plan on adding will the current one be enough of a wattage?
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March 31, 2014 11:19:54 PM

EndGamerGuy said:
AMD Radeon said:
use this list as your reference
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/power-supply/#m=52,11,14,...

Corsair CX 600M is cheap now


This doesn't answer my question though, I want to know with all those parts and the ones we plan on adding will the current one be enough of a wattage?


A good quality 550 will be enough. The CX600m is sufficient but it is a budget psu.
A XFX TS 550W would be a better choice - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-xfxts550w
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April 1, 2014 2:25:19 PM

Suztera said:
EndGamerGuy said:
AMD Radeon said:
use this list as your reference
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/power-supply/#m=52,11,14,...

Corsair CX 600M is cheap now


This doesn't answer my question though, I want to know with all those parts and the ones we plan on adding will the current one be enough of a wattage?


A good quality 550 will be enough. The CX600m is sufficient but it is a budget psu.
A XFX TS 550W would be a better choice - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-xfxts550w


In my local area there aren't any stores that carry the XFX TS 550W PSU and in my area the CX600m is a little more expensive than I think my brother wants to spend, so would the ThermalTake TR2 600W Power supply do the job?
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April 1, 2014 2:35:37 PM

If you are talking about running a single card on that system then 550w will be good, 500w will be alright. If you are talking about crossfire r7 240s then you would need a good 750w-850w power supply.
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April 1, 2014 2:48:32 PM

With a pair of 240s 600 is plenty
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April 1, 2014 3:34:27 PM

Thanks tradesman, hope we can get this system completely up and running with your advice in mind.
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April 9, 2014 3:27:08 PM

Workstation type build, needs a CPU cooler, if questions about it, please open your own thread
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