So I bought this underpowered second hand PC that I have been gradually upgrading.
When I saw the power supply(OCZGXS600) it said 600 watts,so I didn't think I would ever need to upgrade.I found out that it is from 2006: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/atx-psu6_5.html
and know my pc doesn't need 700w. I dont know if a modern one with lower wattage would be better.Such as a Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit.
I will list my current specs.
GPU: Asus AMD Radeon HD 7770
CPU: Pentium Dual e2180 2GHZ
1440 p philips monitor
Razer lycosa keyboard
Logitech g500 mouse
I plan to upgrade to the Cpu to an fx8350 which is a big jump from the the ancient e2180(also have to change mobo and RAM(corsair veng 8gb))
I also am highly likely to get a second gpu and pair it with my current one and am looking from anywhere up to the £250 category for that upgrade.
So,do I need to upgrade the psu for future upgrades or is 600w from 2006 better than 500w from 2014,I really have no idea,please help.
Also if I do need a new psu please tell me which one I would need.
Thank You for reading.