Hello all, a few years ago I bought an hp computer for basic tasks. Once I got more into pc gaming, I upgraded the PSU and GPU. The PSU is a Thermaltake TR2 600W, bought at Best Buy. I now want to do a full system upgrade, and build my own rig. This is my planned setup
Cooler Master HAF 922 Case
Intel i5-3570K CPU
ASRock Extreme4 z77 Mobo
Samsung 830 SSD
1 TB HDD (stock from old comp)
Galaxy GeForce GTX 460
8 GB G.Skill RipJawsX 1600MHz RAM
Stock Optical Drive from Old comp
Is my current 600W PSU still powerful enough to Run all this, or should I look for something Higher? Thank you for taking the time to look at my post, and have a good day
If you do replace it ( and I would ) go with a 550w and up model from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ or Antec. The Rosewill Capstone series is quite good as well.
I don't recommend a GTX 460. The Radeon 7770 is at least as fast as the GTX 460 192 bit if not as fast as or a little faster than the GTX 460 256 bit with current drivers, but uses far less power and is generally cheaper new.
anort, I got the TR2 from Best Buy, where my gf (now fiance) works, so we got a really good deal. That being said, I wouldn't mind upgrading in the future.
blazorthon, most than likely from my tiredness last night, I forgot to put that the GTX 460 is also from my old comp, I also bought it from Best Buy when I got the TR2. If I were buying a GPU now I wouldn't even look at the GTX 460 (hell, I just threw a GTX 560 in a friends rig a couple weeks ago, and that was cheaper than my 460 was back then). However, I am getting married next year, and can't get everything I want (although I am surprised my fiance is letting me get all this as it is, then agin it's our "christmas"), but when I can upgrade again the PSU, GPU, and A nice chair are at the top of my list (metal folding chairs suck).
Still nothing wrong with the GTX 460. Hell I am still running one and it lets me max just about every game I play at 1920 x 1080. Great card.
Make a point of replacing the TR2 as soon as you can. The 2 best power supply review sites are Jonnyguru and Hardwaresecrets and when those sites say a power supply is so bad out of spec it can damage your other components you should believe them. You can get a very good power supply that is plenty for your needs in the ~$50-$60 range.
I just found this great deal on Newegg. It is in tier 2 of that list you posted, 650W OCZ, 80 plus bronze certified, and fully modular. Currently 99.99, $20 instant, and $20 rebate, for a final total of $59.99
The OCZ is a good unit made by Great Wall. For that same exact price though I would personally go with the XFX in my link above. It's made by Seasonic and they are overall the best manufacturer in my opinion. If you really want a modular unit then the OCZ is fine though.