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PSU for future upgrades?

My current setup:

Dell Inspiron 530
350w Dell PSU
Foxconn DG33M03 (1.0.1 BIOS)
Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad (@2.4Ghz)
2x 2GB DDR3 RAM
MSI Radeon HD6670 DDR3

I plan on buying a new PSU for my future upgrades.

Upgrades in the order I plan on (after my new PSU):

Upgrading to BIOS 1.0.18, then going from 2x 2GB RAM to 2x 4GB RAM
Processor (at least an Intel i5 2500k)
Motherboard (Probably a mainstream board with PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.0)
Motherboard and Processor to be installed at the same time.
Eventually a new GPU, no idea what I want yet for that.

I'm going to get the Power Supply first because I plan on Overclocking my Q6600 until I can get the i5.

I probably need like 500-600 watts if I'm thinking right (please correct me if I'm wrong).

I also want some suggestions on what brands to research, as no one likes a junky PSU ;)

EDIT: Forgot to list that I'm probably going to get a SSD also.
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    jps000jps said:
    My current setup:

    Dell Inspiron 530
    350w Dell PSU
    Foxconn DG33M03 (1.0.1 BIOS)
    Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad (@2.4Ghz)
    2x 2GB DDR3 RAM
    MSI Radeon HD6670 DDR3

    I plan on buying a new PSU for my future upgrades.

    Upgrades in the order I plan on (after my new PSU):

    Upgrading to BIOS 1.0.18, then going from 2x 2GB RAM to 2x 4GB RAM
    Processor (at least an Intel i5 2500k)
    Motherboard (Probably a mainstream board with PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.0)
    Motherboard and Processor to be installed at the same time.
    Eventually a new GPU, no idea what I want yet for that.

    I'm going to get the Power Supply first because I plan on Overclocking my Q6600 until I can get the i5.

    I probably need like 500-600 watts if I'm thinking right (please correct me if I'm wrong).


    I also want some suggestions on what brands to research, as no one likes a junky PSU ;)

    Put your money under your mattress and save it til you have enough for the full system upgrade.
    Might be able to pinmod the Q6600 to 3.0 , but that's the only cpu overclocking you'll be doing with that Dell system and you won't need a psu upgrade to do it

    As far as brands, Antec Corsair and Seasonic are among the highest rated
  2. I read that if you Overclock it uses more power...

    Also how many watts do you recommend?
  3. Best answer selected by jps000jps.
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