I'd like to upgrade my PSU before I upgrade my GPU. Actually, I need to upgrade it before I consider anything else.
Existing PSU is a puny 350W.
I've looked around Newegg.
Recent GPU's like the GTX 670 are asking for 500W minimum.
Existing GPU is an AMD 5770.
Computer is a Dell XPS 8100 which I'd like to keep for a few more years.
(Specs are pretty pedestrian for a computer. Core i7 860, 8 GB RAM in 4, 2GB sticks, 1TB 7200RPM Seagate HDD, bla bla bla)
My price range is about $100-$150 USD.
I should probably get something like a 600W or 700W PSU, but I've never upgraded a PSU myself before, so I have concerns like whether it's possible to overpower the motherboard or something. Is it?
I'm still digesting information about the different rails, the volts going through it, etc. Therefore, I'm not sure just what sort of connections I need. Regarding this, any information or tips here on how to analyze my existing setup would be helpful.
Thanks for reading.