First of all, here are the specs of my existing system, a Gateway 420GR, which has never been upgraded before:
This is the power supply I've decided on:
This is the hard drive I'm looking at:
My plan is to upgrade my power supply first, then boot the system and make sure everything's in order. If by some chance my existing hard drive isn't dead and suddenly comes back to life when I add the new power supply, then I won't need to install the new hard drive. I'll just ship it back to Newegg. If the drive doesn't respond, then I'll have to power down and proceed with the new drive installation.
Which leads me to the inevitable question, how do I do that? Can anyone point me toward the best tutorials, online or printed, that will walk me through the power supply installation and the hard drive installation procedures step by step?
Edited by zombiewhacker, 21 January 2009 - 06:20 PM.