Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Need help upgrading

Go to solution Solved by flashiling,
1 minute ago, Don Loong II said:

It doesnt stay the power draw on the package it came with

does this mean you don't know how much W your psu has?

 

if you're talking about your storage device, then it usually doesn't say the power draw since it's not very much.

so you should have no issues using it in your pc

I want to upgrade my storage with a WB blue 240gb hdd but i dont know if the power supply is enough for the upgrade, i need help calculating the Wattage of the pc. If someone could do it for me, id be glad XD. (specs on my profile)

Link to post
Share on other sites

not sure how much I trust that PSU buuuuut to answer your question yes it'll be more than enough

I got another computer

And now I list my specs

 

The Microwave
The Main PC
CoolerMaster HAF XB EVO

Ryzen 9 5900X

EVGA CLC 280

GIGABYTE Aorus Elite AX V2

Corsair Vengeance 16GB [2x8GB] DDR4 @3200MHz
MSI Ventus 2x OC 3060TI

EVGA GTX 1050TI SC

EVGA Supernova G3 1000

WD Black SN750 1TB

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB

Windows 10

 

Precision T3600

The Server || Under Construction

Intel Xeon E5-1650

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

GT 710

 

Peripherals

Roccat Vulcan 121 AIMO

Roccat Kone AIMO

LTTStore.com 1000x500mm deskpad

2009 27" iMac in TDM [1440p 60Hz]

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, DaJakerBoss said:

not sure how much I trust that PSU buuuuut to answer your question yes it'll be more than enough

I agree but, ill wait more answers. Still unsure if i shld upgrade 

Link to post
Share on other sites

usually your storage devices aren't drawing an insane amount of power, so unless you're already doing daily coinflips with whether or not you get enough power to your system then i don't think you'll have issues

Anything i've written between the * and * is not meant to be taken seriously.

keep in mind that helping with problems is hard if you aren't specific and detailed.

i'm also not a professional, (yet) so make sure to personally verify important information as i could be wrong.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

wut?

the only issue you might have is the right power cables.

But that might not be the issue, only the version of the PSU might be. Else so long you have an PSU with the common power cable for that SSD/HDD and SATA cable (SSD not HDD?). It should "just work", also you already have some storage and there shouldn't be much reason as for why you can't add more. If you had more GPU and CPU power draw or more plugged into the system, then it could be worse, but storage is not the first thing to really care about.

 

If the PSU is not up to the task, that would be more of a concern and if it would be a fire hazard or destroy some components.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Quackers101 said:

wut?

the only issue you might have is the right power cables.

But that might not be the issue, only the version of the PSU might be. Else so long you have an PSU with the common power cable for that SSD/HDD and SATA cable (SSD not HDD?). It should "just work", also you already have some storage and there shouldn't be much reason as for why you can't add more. If you had more GPU and CPU power draw or more plugged into the system, then it could be worse, but storage is not the first thing to really care about.

 

If the PSU is not up to the task, that would be more of a concern and if it would be a fire hazard or destroy some components.

U made me confused, i wanna upgrade my storage cuz i need space for some files 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, flashiling said:

usually your storage devices aren't drawing an insane amount of power, so unless you're already doing daily coinflips with whether or not you get enough power to your system then i don't think you'll have issues

Wdym coinflips?

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Don Loong II said:

Wdym coinflips?

it was just something i made up to try and explain that if your current system uses 495W (just an example i don't know what your system uses) and you want to add a new drive that might use 10w more, then you'd be going over the 500W limit on your psu (again just using the 500W psu as an example), which isn't good.

Anything i've written between the * and * is not meant to be taken seriously.

keep in mind that helping with problems is hard if you aren't specific and detailed.

i'm also not a professional, (yet) so make sure to personally verify important information as i could be wrong.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, flashiling said:

it was just something i made up to try and explain that if your current system uses 495W (just an example i don't know what your system uses) and you want to add a new drive that might use 10w more, then you'd be going over the 500W limit on your psu (again just using the 500W psu as an example), which isn't good.

How do i calculate how many watts my pc uses?

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Don Loong II said:

How do i calculate how many watts my pc uses?

you look at the powerdraw of the individual components and add them up.

but if your current build is the same as what you've written on your profile system then you should have absolutely no issues.

650W is more than enough for your system

Anything i've written between the * and * is not meant to be taken seriously.

keep in mind that helping with problems is hard if you aren't specific and detailed.

i'm also not a professional, (yet) so make sure to personally verify important information as i could be wrong.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, flashiling said:

you look at the powerdraw of the individual components and add them up.

but if your current build is the same as what you've written on your profile system then you should have absolutely no issues.

650W is more than enough for your system

It doesnt stay the power draw on the package it came with

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Don Loong II said:

It doesnt stay the power draw on the package it came with

does this mean you don't know how much W your psu has?

 

if you're talking about your storage device, then it usually doesn't say the power draw since it's not very much.

so you should have no issues using it in your pc

Anything i've written between the * and * is not meant to be taken seriously.

keep in mind that helping with problems is hard if you aren't specific and detailed.

i'm also not a professional, (yet) so make sure to personally verify important information as i could be wrong.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, flashiling said:

does this mean you don't know how much W your psu has?

 

if you're talking about your storage device, then it usually doesn't say the power draw since it's not very much.

so you should have no issues using it in your pc

Okok ty, ive been debating with myself if the psu will blow up. Anyways thanks!

Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, flashiling said:

does this mean you don't know how much W your psu has?

 

if you're talking about your storage device, then it usually doesn't say the power draw since it's not very much.

so you should have no issues using it in your pc

Hey, i was gonna open my case then i got a small amount of electric shock thats kinda constant. Its at the tips of my fingers, what do i do?

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Don Loong II said:

Hey, i was gonna open my case then i got a small amount of electric shock thats kinda constant. Its at the tips of my fingers, what do i do?

first of DO NOT TOUCH your computer parts right now.

Anything i've written between the * and * is not meant to be taken seriously.

keep in mind that helping with problems is hard if you aren't specific and detailed.

i'm also not a professional, (yet) so make sure to personally verify important information as i could be wrong.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, flashiling said:

first of DO NOT TOUCH your computer parts right now.

Im not touching them, im too scared HAHAHAHA

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Don Loong II said:

Hey, i was gonna open my case then i got a small amount of electric shock thats kinda constant. Its at the tips of my fingers, what do i do?

you seem to be charged and you risk shocking your components and destroying them.

Get a esd wrist band and make sure it's grounded.

if you don't have one here's a few ways you can do it.

also make sure that your psu is also turned off (flip the switch to 0) when touching the components inside your computer. (personally i also remove the power cable, people say it's not nessecary but i just do it to be certain that it's off).

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/186888/How+do+I+ground+myself

Anything i've written between the * and * is not meant to be taken seriously.

keep in mind that helping with problems is hard if you aren't specific and detailed.

i'm also not a professional, (yet) so make sure to personally verify important information as i could be wrong.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, flashiling said:

you seem to be charged and you risk shocking your components and destroying them.

Get a esd wrist band and make sure it's grounded.

if you don't have one here's a few ways you can do it.

also make sure that your psu is also turned off (flip the switch to 0) when touching the components inside your computer. (personally i also remove the power cable, people say it's not nessecary but i just do it to be certain that it's off).

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/186888/How+do+I+ground+myself

I dont have an esd wrist band and cant buy one rn cuz my parents dont have their salary yet. But i have a voltage tester that has a ground and a red wire (i forgot the name)

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Don Loong II said:

I dont have an esd wrist band and cant buy one rn cuz my parents dont have their salary yet.

did you check the link i sent you with other ways of achieving similar effects?

Anything i've written between the * and * is not meant to be taken seriously.

keep in mind that helping with problems is hard if you aren't specific and detailed.

i'm also not a professional, (yet) so make sure to personally verify important information as i could be wrong.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, flashiling said:

did you check the link i sent you with other ways of achieving similar effects?

Yes, but they all say use an esd

band

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, flashiling said:

did you check the link i sent you with other ways of achieving similar effects?

I have a voltage tester tho

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, flashiling said:

did you check the link i sent you with other ways of achieving similar effects?

 

16119155366706468995864011476231.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Reach over and touch the center screw of a wall electrical outlet, if the house is wired with a ground. Touching a radiator or gas pipe will also work. But do this every time you sit down as walking around on most carpets will generate a charge.

 

https://www.wikihow.com/Ground-Yourself
another way to do it.

Spoiler


1 minute ago, Don Loong II said:

 

16119155366706468995864011476231.jpg


 

personally i don't know how those work so i can't say how to use it 😄

 

Anything i've written between the * and * is not meant to be taken seriously.

keep in mind that helping with problems is hard if you aren't specific and detailed.

i'm also not a professional, (yet) so make sure to personally verify important information as i could be wrong.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×