[SOLVED] How difficult/easy is replacing a power supply?

Oct 29, 2020
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I need to upgrade my PSU so I can use my GTX 760,
but me and my mom are unsure about the risks of damaging something.

I've heard and read elsewhere that it's easy and painless,
though I'd like to gather more opinions (and maybe even tips) to truly make sure that it is.

Thanks!

(Also, not sure if it's okay to slide this in here, but is it possible to get a sufficient or decent 550W atx psu for under 40 usd? I already have low expectations on the chances of finding candidates)
 
Full system specifications?
From where are you buying? Country, online store?

It's generally pretty difficult to get something decent for only $40, especially nowadays.

Replacing the PSU is a very simple procedure and you shouldn't damage anything essentially.
  • Make sure the computer is powered off completely beforehand.
  • Touch the bare metal of the case for a few seconds to get rid of any ESD.
  • Unplug the power cord from the old PSU
  • Unplug the PSU connectors from the motherboard, GPU, HDDs, etc.
  • Unscrew those screws that keep the PSU in place and remove it.
  • Afterwards you just screw the new PSU back in, put the connectors back and plug the power cord in... done.
 
Full system specifications?
From where are you buying? Country, online store?

It's generally pretty difficult to get something decent for only $40, especially nowadays.

Replacing the PSU is a very simple procedure and you shouldn't damage anything essentially.
  • Make sure the computer is powered off completely beforehand.
  • Touch the bare metal of the case for a few seconds to get rid of any ESD.
  • Unplug the power cord from the old PSU
  • Unplug the PSU connectors from the motherboard, GPU, HDDs, etc.
  • Unscrew those screws that keep the PSU in place and remove it.
  • Afterwards you just screw the new PSU back in, put the connectors back and plug the power cord in... done.
 
Oct 29, 2020
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nevermind, i had already replaced it
found a power supply on sale for like 35usd (converted from PHP)
it went pretty well i'd say. thank you!!
 

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