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. Best solution AcidElement February 24, 2013 3:53:33 PM Share 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. Related resources Don't know if PSU can handle some upgrades - Forum Will this PSU able to handle all of these upgrades ? - Forum Will my PSU handle my system upgrades ? - Forum Upgrades , can my MOBO handle it? - Forum Will my current PSU handle the new upgrades . - 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...) TheN00bBuilder a b B Homebuilt system a b V Motherboard February 24, 2013 6:04:30 PM Yep; those look like good upgrades. lilrayray69 February 24, 2013 6:09:42 PM Best answer selected by lilrayray69. 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. 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. Tman450 February 25, 2013 12:01:17 AM definitely more than enough. and yes, get the FX-6300 over the FX-6100 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCan my PSU handle an upgrade? ForumWill a Kentek 775W PSU handle my rig? ForumWill my PSU handle GTX 670 OC SLI? ForumCan my current PSU Handle my upgraded hardware? ForumCan my PSU handle 8800 gts SLI ? ForumWill This Handle With A 625w Psu ? ForumCan my PSU handle this CPU upgrade? ForumWill my Processor and Psu Handle the rig? ForumCould a 300 Watt PSU handle A Radeon 7750? ForumAdvice on my build ForumCan this build run skyrim on ultra settings? ForumCan this PSU support my build? ForumCan I use an EPS12V 8-pin extension cable with an ATX12V Cable? Forumwill this be high quality gaming computer and can it handle anything? ForumSuspect a bad PSU or mobo or both. Desperate to figure out problem. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !