Upgrading.. Need help

I Want to buy a FX 8350 and pair it with a ASrock 990fx extreme 3 and plug a new radeon r9 270 into it to play, record, and upload videos to youtube. right now i have a basic hp pavillion p6-2100 that i bought not to long ago and i was wondering if all of the new components would fit in my old case. I'm pretty sure the mobo and the cpu will support the ram i have which is like 3 different types but its a total of 12 gbs but i can only use 8 on my current build because i only have 2 slots for ddr3 memory. does anybody know if the components will fit in my old case and if not what is a good case if i have to buy a new one. I'm not looking to spend over 50$ on a new case because looks on the case don't REALLY matter but i don't want it to look hideous. any help is greatly appreciated.

No they will not fit into that case, the r9's are absolutely huge and you will need atleast a 750 watt power supply. get your self a Thor v2 tower 


i have a 500 watt power supply in it right now cuz i swapped out the original one and i didnt want a case over 50$

The NZXT Source 210 isn't bad.


R9 270 isn't that big.  However most pre-built cases are M-ATX and won't fit anything.

What power supply exactly do you have? 500w should be much more than needed for these upgrades, provided it is a decent unit.

Sirrah, what are you smokin.

750w would be fine if you ran a FX-8350, and dual GTX 770s.

500-600w should do just fine for this build.

i got this one off amazon.. it looked pretty decent, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G0WPLK/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thank you very much.

Sadly, thou has chosen a shitty power supply.

CM eXtreme Power plus power supplies are of extremely cheap quality, highly inefficient, and don't even output their rated wattage.  If you search it up on google, others will say the exact same thing.  The soldering is absolute shit and that power supply is just crap.  I have had personal experience with one and they chug out heat like a heater

I highly recommend returning that one and purchasing one of the ones I have listed below:




//edit: made it a bit nicer now that i realize its as if I'm solding the guy. 

Not to be as mean as that one guy.. but he is on the right track.

The rule of thumb in buying power supplys is to always get something that is 80+ Bronze or UP, Silver, gold, etc..

This 80+ Bronze rating it certifying that the power supply is capable of maintaining an 80% level of efficiency.

And to maintain such levels of efficiency companys must used decent parts therefore in theory it is a better, more realiable part.

You don't want to have a crappy power supply crap out on you and ruin your nice system.


I hope this helps you in your upgrading adventure.


Also, I suggest getting a mid tower case with decent air flow and not sticking with your current case.

You can get a pretty cool case IMO for $49.99 shipped: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vn40006w2n

And if you would like to buy better PSU IMO: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DGHKK7M/?tag=pcpapi-20

Visit pcpartpicker, it can be your best friend when it comes to searching for products and comparing prices.

Although PSU extends far beyond 80+ ratings, Ghostbuster is correct in saying that 80+ certifications can be used as a general guideline.  I like 80+ Bronze and higher. 

That EVGA PSU is good for a cheap power supply.  If your budget is low, that's a good option.

would the 550 psu have enough wattage for 2 270s?

No, you would need around 650w for that.