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January 7, 2013 1:51:48 AM

Hello,i got Thermaltake TR2 600w with FX6100 1HDD Asus M5a97 motherboard with HIS 6670 1gb DDR5 . i want to change for fx8350 and Power Color HD 7870 Vortex II 2gb/256bit ddr5 PCS+ plus add one SSD disk can my power supply handle it i wry i might have problems ? thank you for help

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a c 182 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 2:41:17 AM

Yes your psu can handle my opinion you should go for other brands of gpu rather than powercoler.i would reccomend go for saphhire,his,gigabyte hd 7870.
a c 514 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 3:04:09 AM

A 7870 needs a 500w psu with two 6 pin pci-e connectors.
In theory, your psu will do the job.
But... the Thermaltake TR2 is a tier 5(not recommended, replace asap) unit on this list:

And also, if your objective is gaming, as indicated by your gpu upgrade, then a FX-8350 will not be a very good change.
Few games use more than 2-3 cores, and the bulldozer cores are slower than the new intel cores on a clock for clock basis.
A 2500K or 3570K would be better.

The SSD is a wonderful change; you will never go back.
January 7, 2013 3:22:37 AM

thank you very much for help :)