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Upgrading graphics card and PSU

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May 31, 2014 6:44:13 PM

I'm going to be upgrading my graphics card and PSU in a couple days. I'm replacing my R9 270x to an R9 290 and my 500w PSU to a 750w PSU.

What procedure should I follow to ensure that the transition goes smoothly and safely?

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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2014 7:02:51 PM

You shouldn't have any problems just swapping them out. If you have latest drivers, you shouldn't have to worry about them either. Depending on how you cable management is now, just watch for snagging of connectors when you take the PSU out. Always, when installing components/cards, make sure that you have grounded yourself to the case to eliminate electrostatic discharge. Working on PCs is best done on hardwood floors, ceramic tile floors, or concrete. There is little to no static buildup from these surfaces, so the kitchen table usually is the best place to work on them.
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May 31, 2014 7:13:49 PM

cball1311 said:
You shouldn't have any problems just swapping them out. If you have latest drivers, you shouldn't have to worry about them either. Depending on how you cable management is now, just watch for snagging of connectors when you take the PSU out. Always, when installing components/cards, make sure that you have grounded yourself to the case to eliminate electrostatic discharge. Working on PCs is best done on hardwood floors, ceramic tile floors, or concrete. There is little to no static buildup from these surfaces, so the kitchen table usually is the best place to work on them.


Okay, cool! Thanks for the tips :) 
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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2014 7:59:46 PM

Sure. No problem. Any more questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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May 31, 2014 8:46:06 PM

jshoop said:
which 750W psu though, if its from an unreliable brand i suggest not getting it. refer to this list, you should buy from tiers 1, 2a, and 2b. 3 is pushing it. definatly not 4 or 5.

http://community.newegg.com/eggxpert/computer_hardware/...


After consulting with other forum members on a previous thread, they all concluded I should be getting an EVGA Supernova 750 G2.
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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2014 9:03:06 PM

Definitely a good PSU. Totally agree with them.
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a b U Graphics card
June 1, 2014 5:34:07 AM

^ that
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