With a new wave of GPUs on the way, there's going to be a lot of people who are getting ready to drop money on upgrading their existing setup.
While the old ways of powering your PC might have been fine, as GPUs become more power-hungry you're going to need to upgrade your PSU to keep up.
Well, you might not know how to do that, and if that's the case, then we're here to help.
To be fair, even if that's not the case, we're still here to help. So, here's what you need to know about upgrading your PSU.
How to remove your old power supply
The first thing you'll need to do is to take out the old PSU. This involves a rather large quantity of wires, but it'll be worth it in the end. Here'
- Turn off your PC using the switch on the back of the case
- Unplug all of the cables
- Open up your PC case
- Clean your PC because you've not done it in ages and you know it needs doing
- Unplug all of the cables from your PSU, make a note of what goes in where if needed
- Unplug the power connectors from the motherboard too
- Remove the screws holding the PSU in place and keep them somewhere nearby and safe
- Remove the PSU
How to install your new power supply
Right, that's the first bit done, now you need to install your new power source. So, here's what you need to do:
- Place your new PSU into the case
- Use the screws to secure it into the correct position
- Connect all of the wires back to the PSU, including the motherboard wire
- It's usually worth giving your cleaning a once over just to make sure
- Screw the cover back onto your PC
- Plug in all of your cables again
- Switch the PC on at the back
- Turn it on and bask in the glow of all those watts
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