Solved Can my PSU handle upgrades? Tags: Homebuilt Motherboards Systems Product Last response: February 25, 2013 12:01 AM in Systems Share lilrayray69 February 24, 2013 3:47:47 PM Hi, 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. More about : psu handle upgrades TheN00bBuilder a b B Homebuilt system a b V Motherboard February 24, 2013 3:52:36 PM You've got a lot of room for upgrades. m 0 l Best solution AcidElement February 24, 2013 3:53:33 PM 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. Share Related resources Will my psu handle my new upgrades? - Forum Don't know if PSU can handle some upgrades - Forum Will this PSU able to handle all of these upgrades? - Forum Will my current PSU handle the new upgrades. - Forum Upgrading GPU and wondering if PSU can handle it - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lilrayray69 February 24, 2013 5:32:20 PM Cool. Also, what do you think of my upgrade options? Here's what I'm thinking... HD7850 2GB, XFX - $170 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 AM3+ - $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... AMD FX-6300 Vishera - $140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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...) m 0 l TheN00bBuilder a b B Homebuilt system a b V Motherboard February 24, 2013 6:04:30 PM Yep; those look like good upgrades. m 0 l lilrayray69 February 24, 2013 6:09:42 PM Best answer selected by lilrayray69. m 0 l blazorthon a b B Homebuilt system a b V Motherboard February 24, 2013 6:11:11 PM 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. m 0 l lilrayray69 February 24, 2013 11:58:42 PM I actually have a Phenom II X3 720. I mentioned the 6100 first, but think I'd rather go for the 6300. m 0 l Tman450 February 25, 2013 12:01:17 AM definitely more than enough. and yes, get the FX-6300 over the FX-6100 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan my Psu Handle This Upgrade Forum SolvedGraphics Card Upgrade: can my PSU handle it? Forum SolvedCan my setup (specially PSU) handle the Graphics Card upgrade? Forum SolvedWill a 380W psu handle the upgrade? Forum SolvedUpgrading GPU can my 350w PSU handle the Radeon 7770 Forum Will my PSU be able to handle this graphics card until i upgrade it? Forum HKC 550watt PSU can it handle if i upgrade my cpu : Forum SolvedUpgrading PSU, how does a computer handle changes in power? Forum SolvedUpgrading my E2160 to E7500 CPU can my PSU handle it? Forum Can my PSU handle a GPU upgrade? Forum SolvedIs this PSU powerful enough to handle this upgrade? Forum upgrade cpu/gpu will this psu handle it? Forum Can my PSU handle this GPU upgrade? - New problem! Forum Will my psu be able to handle my upgrade? Forum Can My PSU handle a Video card upgrade? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !