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July 31, 2012 9:58:06 PM

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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July 31, 2012 10:07:23 PM

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
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July 31, 2012 10:19:08 PM

I read that if you Overclock it uses more power...

Also how many watts do you recommend?
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August 8, 2012 1:54:09 AM

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