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Will my power supply be able to handle new graphics card?

I've been looking forward to upgrade my Radeon HD 7750 to much more powerful
MSI Geforce gtx 760.

By doing so, my graphics card power consumption would increase from 50 to 170 watts and i highly doubt that my old FSP500-60GLN (500w) would handle it. Besides that power supply has only 1 6PIN connector and gtx 760 requires 2 8pin connectors. (TWO 6pin to 8pin adapters are supplied with that graphics card i think.)

I used MSI's power supply calculator to calculate all of my components power consumption and as a results i got "354 Watts recommended". So according to that, my power supply SHOULD have enough power for the gtx 760.

BUT can my power supply really handle that power consumption despite it is 8 years old?
I'm kinda worried because i've heard about old psu's caughting on fire or damaging all the other components from the pc under heavy loads!

Links for the hardware

GPU i'm gonna buy:
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N760_TF_4GD5OC.html#hero-overview

PSU i currently have:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104053
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    you need a new psu, your current one is way too old, and low quality. this psu will handle it just fine, and is very high quality http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg750m
  2. the psu you currently have is very poor. you will want a good 500/550watt psu. look for xfx/seasonic these two makes are two of the best.

    this is a fantastic psu for 550watts http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550gts3x
  3. XFX TS 550 (45 Amps) P1550SXXB9 $27 after $25 rebate (Rebate is good through 7/29/14) (This is the bronze version of the power supply linked above)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=125449&CatId=5431

    The FSP has dual 12 volt rails....
  4. That power supply is poor , upgrade time.

    Here's a great deal on a SEASONIC made 650w.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $49.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-24 12:36 EDT-0400
  5. Thank you guys for your response!

    I'm ordering my parts from wholesale/import so the selection is kinda limited.

    BUT this should do the job right?

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/cp-9020048-uk.html
  6. that will get the job done, and is a decent psu, but it isnt the greatest. try to get one from tier 2b or higher http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html
  7. yes i agree, that corsair psu is just OK, nothing great at all. as danbuscus25 said, go for something in a higher tier
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