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August 3, 2009 4:57:36 AM

I've currently got a 585W Evermax PSU, and an EVGA 7600GT nvidia GPU, I'd love to upgrade both of those while upgrading my CPU/MoBo and Memory, but my budget is limited at the moment.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

This combo deal looks like one of the better deals out there, but will I be able to use my current GPU and PSU while I save up a few more dollars to replace them? If I get for example a GTX 260 Core 216 video card, will I need to upgrade my PSU at all?

If this idea will not work, and I do need to buy a new system all at once to make it work, can I get some suggestions for a new rig, budget roughly $600 for PSU (if needed), GPU, CPU, RAM and MoBo.

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August 3, 2009 5:06:04 AM

you will be fine with that psu which is an ENERMAX?
August 3, 2009 5:07:45 AM

I would certainly replace the PSU and GPU. You didn't list much information but here's a start:
720
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you reposted in this format it would help us out... It also might change what I've picked out above.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
Hope this helps anyways though.
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August 3, 2009 5:17:24 AM

Yeah sorry, I've done my homework 6 different ways to Sunday, I know exactly what I want for all the components, but my budget is tighter than I planned for.

Already own 585W Enermax (my bad) PSU, 256mb 7600GT GPU, Antec 900 case, 26" HD monitor and 19" LCD monitor, and a pair of real old 160gb HDDs.

Primary usage is WoW on HD monitor and internet/video/downloading on the secondary monitor

CPU/MoBo/RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So, my plan of the moment is to buy just the combo setup, while continuing to use my old GPU and PSU until a few more paychecks come in and I can spend a few more dollars, same deal for the HDD, even as old as my current drives are (about 5 years) they haven't died yet so I can hold off there as well, at least temporarily.

Will this work? Will my current PSU be sufficient even after upgrading my GPU, or will I need to buy the new PSU at the same time as the new GPU?
August 3, 2009 5:23:23 AM

why don't you upgrade to the i7 combo, save some money and upgrade the PSU, then when the time is right you will have no problem upgrading to a better gpu, HHD can wait also and everything will be smoother knowing you have a good PSU..



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August 3, 2009 5:24:15 AM

No you'll need a new PSU. And those hard drives and the graphics card will severely bottleneck the i7, just making sure you know that. Also you won't need a 275 really if your just playing WoW, a 260 or 4870 would be great. Finally, your PSU is overkill, stick to something <700W, which will be plenty such as the ModxStream by OCZ which comes in 400-600W versions.
August 3, 2009 5:30:20 AM

The combo I linked IS an i7 combo. I do understand that until I am able to buy a new HDD and GPU my i7 will be bottlenecked, but that's better than the 2.1GHz P4 I have now with 2 GB PC3200 memory, you get the idea.

With that i7 combo and my old GPU, will I definitely need a better PSU than 585W?

I understand that 850W is overkill, but the way I see it that allows me to not need a new one for a LONG time, even if I add a second GPU in SLI, etc. Given that the PSU is $40 off regular price I figure that's good enough, IF I can avoid buying it immediately.
August 3, 2009 5:51:36 AM

jbakerlent said:
No you'll need a new PSU. And those hard drives and the graphics card will severely bottleneck the i7, just making sure you know that. Also you won't need a 275 really if your just playing WoW, a 260 or 4870 would be great. Finally, your PSU is overkill, stick to something <700W, which will be plenty such as the ModxStream by OCZ which comes in 400-600W versions.



So long as the OP keeps the 7600 GT in his computer , and just upgrades the mb/ram/cpu/bunny people gift the computer will run fine on an enermax 585 Watt psu
Its a good quality PSU

But he will need to change it when he upgrades the gfx card
August 3, 2009 5:54:15 AM

exactly what i was hoping i could do, once i have the money to upgrade my gpu i'll have the money to upgrade the psu with it, the important thing is not having to upgrade the psu WITH the mb/ram/cpu combo, that'd push this month's budget over, i do believe.

thanks as always for your help guys.
August 3, 2009 5:55:42 AM

lehighace06 said:
Will my current PSU be sufficient even after upgrading my GPU, or will I need to buy the new PSU at the same time as the new GPU?


Yes I agree, that is what I meant in my response...
August 3, 2009 5:57:49 AM

have fun with the bunny person




[ but not too much ]
August 3, 2009 4:50:32 PM

I hope your optical drive is SATA. That board only has one IDE connector and I assume that's what you will hook up your hard drives to. I use to buy retail versions of WD drives so I always got an IDE controller card in the Box. Didn't realize how handy that was till I wanted to upgrade my old system and got a board with only one IDE connector ^_^. Yeah my Plextor 760 is IDE so I had to use the controller card for a while to use my WD 200GB SE till I could get my 1TB drive.

Anyway if your optical drive is IDE then you may want to buy a cheap SATA burner to throw in there or you will have to use a controller card if you have one laying around. I wouldn't recommend actually buying a controller card as you may as well buy a SATA drive instead.
August 5, 2009 8:18:34 PM

+1 for megamanx, i wouldn't have even thought about that since the new 1 TB will obviously be SATA... I'll have to crack open my case and double check on which current components are SATA and which are IDE.

I actually think both my 160 GB HDDs are IDE at the moment, and I have no clue if either optical drive (i still have a CD-RW to go with my DVD-RW, no clue why) ... that could cause quite the bottleneck until I buy the new HDD.
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