Considering upgrading PSU/ General PC help. Tags: Power Supplies Components Product Last response: March 6, 2011 4:36 PM in Components Share CabbageCCC March 6, 2011 6:18:47 AM Hey guys Im rather new to computer gaming and PC building, I know all the basic but would like some advice on my PSU and GPU. Im looking for some general advice on my PCs capabilities, and which direction I should go with upgrades. Oh yeah, keep in mind this is just a steping stone PC so i dont trash the new one im planning on buying at the end of the year. I just bought this PC back in Dec. of 2010 and stuck a cheap card in it so I can play some games. Specs are as follows. Mobo: MSI K9N6PGM2-V2 (MS-7309) CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 255 GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4350 1GB RAM: 4 GB DDR2 PSU: 300 watt Im considering a new a PSU and im concerned ill buy one my mobo wont like. After the new PSU i was thinking about a better graphics card so some suggestions would be great. Thanks -The Cabbage More about : upgrading psu general obsidian86 a b ) Power supply March 6, 2011 6:23:02 AM whats your general budget and aim of this upgrade CabbageCCC March 6, 2011 6:27:23 AM Im not looking to put more than 300 into it. And im basically just trying to make this comp as good as possible while learning all i'll need to know to for a future build. Im going to give this to my brother once i build myself a new one. Related resources Considering building my own gaming PC - Forum General Build Advice: PSU / Case Concerns - Forum Considering Upgrading Sandy Bridge Build - Forum Please advice on buy a pc today considering the coming consoles(xbox 7 - Forum Considering first build for son - gaming pc - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer obsidian86 a b ) Power supply March 6, 2011 6:37:41 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... currently on special enough for 2 of anything up to gtx460/5850/6870 or one of anything higher then that even gtx 480/580/5970 even with extreme overclocks CabbageCCC March 6, 2011 6:47:02 AM Ok thank you that looks good. obsidian86 a b ) Power supply March 6, 2011 7:01:56 AM that psu and this card will be a great kick for the system http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... might even wanna consider a cpu upgrade after that because the cpu will be the biggest draw back after you get those 2 Uther39 a b ) Power supply March 6, 2011 1:02:13 PM I agree with obsidian those 2 items would be the best value upgrade for your PC the next step would be a better CPU. davcon a c 273 ) Power supply March 6, 2011 1:13:47 PM Canadian prices http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36263&vpn=TP%2D6... http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=5... Uther39 a b ) Power supply March 6, 2011 2:37:21 PM For a CPU upgrade this would be very good one for your 95W motherboard. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-840-pro... CabbageCCC March 6, 2011 4:36:13 PM Okay cool that card looks great. I need to trade up from this one quick too. o.o Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNeed Help : $1000 Light Gaming/Video Editing/ General Use Build ForumTeen videographer here, considering dumping my iMac for a PC . Help ! ForumConsidering upgrading out of an emachine O.o ForumA complete noob considering non-gaming desktop ForumHelp with PSU and my PC in general ForumConsidering a new Fan ForumSpecs for general home comuter build ForumGeneral Laptop Advice From An Old Pro. ForumGeneral PC build help . Forum1st timer looking for opinions on build. ( General Purpose & Gaming PC ) ForumWhere can I find a good mechanical keyboard? Forum[Solved] My PSU won't power my HD 5670 ForumHelp repair my E2180 after removing IHS ! ForumBest PSU for these specs Forum[Solved] 350W PSU Enough for ATI 5770? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !