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Upgrading Computer, Need Help
#1
Alright, so I'm wanting to add a fan and a new power supply, as well as a new heatsink to my rig. What I want to know, is if these new parts are compatible with my current case, motherboard, GPU, and CPU.

My Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811119256

My Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813131836

My GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814202004

My CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819115233

What I'm wanting to do, is upgrade my PSU from 500 Watts up to roughly 650 or 700 watts.

Looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817171052
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...17-171-053

As for Heatsinks, I want to put in the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, but I'm not sure if it will fit in my case, or if it's compatible with my CPU.

The reason I'm doing this, is because I want to keep my computer cooler and it's kind of idling at around 110 - 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Upwards to 180-190 when I'm rendering videos through Sony Vegas Pro.

Also, How many fans could I hook up to this thing? Don't really want to do liquid cooling since I've heard a few bad things about it.

I really appreciate any help I can get on this! Don't know to much about actual computer parts, so I figured I'd ask people who know there stuff.
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#2
You DO NOT need a PSU upgrade unless your current one is a POS. Otherwise its a waste of money.

Your system under full load is pulling less than 400W. 650 is insane overkill and 750 is like what the crap.. Hell even your 500W is more than good enough.
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#3
(04-27-2013, 03:46 AM)fade2black001 Wrote: You DO NOT need a PSU upgrade unless your current one is a POS. Otherwise its a waste of money.

Your system under full load is pulling less than 400W. 650 is insane overkill and 750 is like what the crap.. Hell even your 500W is more than good enough.

Well the reason I want to do it, is because the Graphics card says it needs at least 500W all by itself. Not to mention, I connect a microphone, Hauppauge, and an External hardrive for recording purposes.
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#4
No it doesn't. That GPU does NOT use 500W. THat just a suggested wattage for your whole entire system as a setup.

Check this out here. In the top right corner you can see the watt usage. This is a setup based on your parts.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Tlqx

As you can see it uses less than 300W

Hell evn a 400 W PSU would be more than enough for your build. So you are easily running under 400W under full load.

You're fine and do not need a PSU. So Save your money and get something more useful.
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#5
Wattage isn't important for a PSU, it's all about the 12v+ line Smile
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#6
I wouldn't say upgrading the PSU is bad idea, 400W/500W total is a bit on the lower side. The PSU will be working near it's max capacity (even if not being overload once and again), so it will be heating more and possibility of having floating output values must not be neglected. I could talk about transient response also but that's too much specific.

Strife is right pointing the power on the 12v lines is nowadays one the most important parameters in a PSU. Of course the whole is important so it must keep steady the other lines also, mainly the 3.3v and 5v.

650W seems the ideal point for mainstream machines (even because recent PSUs put greater attention to ideal potency on each line), it gives the PSU some margin and may be the defining factor if overclocks are attempted.

So, keeping the actual PSU may work fine, may be cause of some "unexplained" BSODs and other oddness. If the budget allows it I strongly recommend upgrading the PSU at once.

PS: On the other side, the newer systems from now on will be addressing power consumption above all... so maybe future upgrades wont be toward increasing PSU power, probably relaxing it a lot instead. Still, for the machine upgrade reported in the OP the PSU upgrade recommendation stands yet.
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#7
I agree with nosisab. I make sure when i had a high-mid to top card in my system from current gen, i have a 600w psu. Doing so won't do any harm by being higher, as it will only draw what it needs (obviously accounting for efficiency), but it's good to give yourself a bit of breathing room.

I tried my GTX 570 with a 500watt psu, it wasn't at all happy, that poor rosewill psu ;p

Get a nice 80 plus rated psu (better the type, brronze, gold, platinum etc, the better the efficiency, but higher the price), this will not only lower actual consumed power but will be made of better quality components also.
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#8
80 plus bronze CPU from a reliable company is good enough. There's no reason to go any higher.
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#9
Well the power supply I ended up going with was this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817182262

I know it's only an extra 50W, but it's gold certified and my current is only bronze. I also ended up getting the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6835103099
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