Computer Upgrade Process
Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:01 PM
Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:00 AM
What is the brand name and model of the power supply you intend to use?
I would remove most, if not all hardware from the case. Clean an empty case in any way your desire, just make sure it's good and dry before replacing components. Replace the PSU first. Mount the CPU, heatsink and fan to the motherboard outside of the case. Mount the RAM. Replace the motherboard, taking care to count and align the case standoffs correctly. Mount hard drives and optical drives. Install the video card and any other PCI/PCI Express cards. Connect SATA, power, and any other cables, keeping all of them well away from spinning fans. Lastly, power it up.
Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:47 PM
Edited by huskyTdubbs, 24 March 2010 - 11:24 PM.
Posted 25 March 2010 - 06:35 AM
Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:49 AM
Interesting. I read of a slightly OCed system with the i5 750 and the HD 5770 drawing 251W from a loaded system. I really don't see this PSU getting 16A each on all three +12V rails, therefore I would not push it too hard.
Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:58 AM
and 251 Watts is only 57.7% of the 430 ...it leaves a little headroom...about 23%
my only concern would be if its 3 or 4 years old...
if thats the case I would replace it just be on the safe side
Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:59 PM
Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:03 PM
MOBO/CPU:Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H Motherboard/Intel Core i5 650 combo
MEMORY:OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum RAM - 4GB
HD:Western Digital WD15EARS Caviar Green Hard Drive - 1.5TB
CASE/PSU:Apevia X-Master Desktop HTPC Case - Front USB, Firewire, Audio ports with 500-Watt Power Supply
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