Hello toms hardware community, I have a little project I want to do a nd was wondering if you guys would offer some insight. I have an old gaming pc that I used in high school for 4 years, and had a lot of fun to, now I'm home from college and wanted to restore it so I could play a few older games (HL2, CSS, TF2, etc).
I would need a new graphics card as my geforce 6800 died 6 months ago, and a new PSU which blew up this morning. this is an AGP system and this will be the last I upgrade it before it is retired for good. current specs.
I am unsure if anything was damaged when the PSU blew, I was looking online for new agp cards and psu's and found 2. hd 3850 is the top of the line, just need to get an adequate psu to go along with it..only bottleneck is CPU but thats fine.
PSU installations are fairly straightforward electrically. Since the cables are all "keyed" its hard to make a mistake. Physically, you may have to remove other stuff depending on your case's design. There are probably walkthroughs on the web Google for them.
The mobo has two power connectors for itself. One is either a 20 pin or a 24 pin. Both the recommended psus have a 20+4 pin connector which means you can adapt it regardless. If your mobo is the Intel D865glc, it appears to have a 4-pin cpu power connector, as do both psus. So you are all set.