Can my PSU handle upgrades?


I've got an Antech Earthwatts 650W PSU that I got when I built this system (in sig) closing on 4 years ago now..

I'm wondering if it would handle upgrading to a FX-6100, AM3+ Motherboard, a single HD7850, and perhaps a 16gb set of 1600 RAM.
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    That 650W PSU is more than enough for that upgrade. You could even have a 550W PSU with it. But the 650W PSU is great for your system granted you stay at stock speeds on the CPU and GPU.
  2. Cool.

    Also, what do you think of my upgrade options? Here's what I'm thinking...

    HD7850 2GB, XFX - $170
    ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 AM3+ - $70
    AMD FX-6300 Vishera - $140

    Do you think that'll be a good upgrade that will last a nice while? Now seems like a decent time to upgrade, although I've thought about waiting til next-gen consoles and pc hardware come out to see if prices drop (like the ATI 8 series, etc...)
  3. Best answer selected by lilrayray69.
  4. If you don't mind overclocking, I would recommend keeping your current CPU. The FX-6300 isn't worth upgrading to if you've already got an FX-6100 and don't mind overclocking it.
  5. I actually have a Phenom II X3 720.

    I mentioned the 6100 first, but think I'd rather go for the 6300.
  6. definitely more than enough. and yes, get the FX-6300 over the FX-6100
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