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December 20, 2011 11:28:54 PM

This is probably a stupid question, but can i buy parts and use them until i have all the parts to actually build a whole computer?

For instance if i buy a graphic card and a PSU to support it, and i hook it up now can i then later buy the processor/motherboard and take the psu and the graphic card that i bought before and switch it to the new motherboard?

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December 20, 2011 11:38:47 PM

Yes you can slowly upgrade a pc piece-meal.
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December 21, 2011 12:31:49 AM

You must have a complete set of parts for your computer to work at any time, but yes, you can move parts easily from one computer to another.
Hope you're looking at a good PSU.
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December 21, 2011 12:33:29 AM

agreed with both above. this is the beauty of a desktop pc!
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December 21, 2011 11:12:02 AM

kajabla said:
You must have a complete set of parts for your computer to work at any time, but yes, you can move parts easily from one computer to another.
Hope you're looking at a good PSU.


I was planning to buy a 500w Corsair, however i don't know how much is needed for the 6950/6870 whichever i plan to get. :/ 
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December 21, 2011 2:45:03 PM

toth16 said:
I was planning to buy a 500w Corsair, however i don't know how much is needed for the 6950/6870 whichever i plan to get. :/ 

The Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-500CXV2 is fine for either one of those gpu's.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60329&vpn=CMPSU%2D500C...
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December 21, 2011 8:22:47 PM

A 6950 system won't go over 300W, so a 500W's fine.
Good PSU brands: Antec, Corsair, Silverstone, XFX, FSP, Seasonic, OCZ. Add Thortech, Ultra, LEPA and NZXT at higher wattages.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2010/12/16/ati-radeon-...
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