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Old December 12, 2012, 09:42 PM
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I am soon going to get an upgrade for my current rig, and the place where I am stuck at is for a PSU, I did find one which I have mentioned below, so, just have a look and please help :D

Device > Current > Upgrade
MOBO > MSI 760GM P21 > MSI 760GM P21
CPU > Phenom X2 560 > FX 8350
GPU > Asus GTX 550 Ti > MSI Twin Frozer 7950
RAM > Gskill Ripjaws 8GB[2x4] > G.Skill RipjawsX 16GB(2x8) [or I will keep the same ones]
HDD > 1TB Barracuda > It will be the same, ssd are out of my budget as of now
PSU > Seasonic 500W > Seasonic X650 80+ Gold, modular, 650W
Case > NZXT 210 Elite > will be the same, or incase I want a h100i, I will change the case

So thats there, the current PSU I have, I am not sure which series it belongs too, I couldnt find it on the sticker of the PSU. But yea, what do you guys think?

And yea I am sticking with 760G cuz I dont need any extra features that an 880ga or a 990fx will have, I wont be sli'ing/crossfiring, wont do multi displays, and I am not sure when my HDD will fill up[still waiting]
I am happy with 3 gbps SATA
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Old December 13, 2012, 05:10 AM
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The Seasonic (almost any seasonic is good minus a few old ones) should be still more than capable of handling your upgrades. That being said, if it is an older unit, it never hurts to upgrade it. The X-series are very nice, and serve as a platform for many other brands on the market.

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Old December 13, 2012, 10:14 AM
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3 points:

1. Ensure your motherboard will support the new CPU.
2. How old is your current power supply? If it is not older than 3-4 years you could reuse it if you wanted (I would drop down a bit on the graphics card to say a gtx 660 or hd 7870 though). If not any xfx, seasonic, corsair, antec over 600w would be a fine choice.
3. I would stick with the 8gb ram unless you know you are maxing it out (most people wouldn't)
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Old December 13, 2012, 10:51 AM
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yes the cpu will work the motherboard
why to drop down on the GPU?? is it overkill? than please suggest which 7870 to go for?
I have heard the MSI hawk 7870 is good, or shld i go something from sapphire as they will go good for the color scheme as well :D

and between 660 and 7870, which one will be good? I will max out graphics at 1920 x 1080, i am hoping that fps doesnt drop below 45 at all, or else I would have to go for another gpu
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Old December 13, 2012, 12:19 PM
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yes the cpu will work the motherboard
why to drop down on the GPU?? is it overkill? than please suggest which 7870 to go for?
I have heard the MSI hawk 7870 is good, or shld i go something from sapphire as they will go good for the color scheme as well :D

and between 660 and 7870, which one will be good? I will max out graphics at 1920 x 1080, i am hoping that fps doesnt drop below 45 at all, or else I would have to go for another gpu
I just meant I would drop down to a 660/7870 if you were to keep your current power supply. If you are buying a new power supply and funds permit a faster graphics card, then by all means go for the 7950/GTX660Ti/GTX 670
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Old December 13, 2012, 09:16 PM
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yup, getting a new PSU indeed, but I just wonder if the 650W Seasonic X will do the trick or not.

also, i was going for the 660ti, but some threads I read, and people were suggesting the 7950, mostly cuz of its overclocking abilities,
now the question is, will need to OC to get the fps i desire, with max settings on 1080p? if not, than should I go for the 660ti?
BTW, for the motherboard I have, any suggestions for GPU which will go with the color scheme? I am looking forward to go black, pitch black :D
or maybe some contrasting colors like red/black
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