So im in the process of piecing together my new pc. im going from a 5yr old amd x2 4200 to a new i7 860. So far, Ive got a new hard drive and i just picked up the processor and motherboard.
My question is this… do the new motherboards and processors of today need anything special as far as a power supply? Id like to reuse my current power supply until i can get a little more cash together and honestly id like to focus on new ram and new video card first. so if i can scrape by with old, all the better. obviously a new one wont have the wear and tear of an old one, but other than that?
so, this is my currect power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103932
will this work on my new motherboard? and i7 860 cpu?
as far as i can tell i just need a 24pin connection which mine seems to have (20+4pin). will that do? or do i need to break down and get a new power supply before i try to put this together. if i need a new one, can you make any recommendations? Im not looking for anything special…something under $100 for sure, and i dont overclock, if that matters at all and id probably start with 8gb of ram too.
Thanks in advance!