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Is my PSU enough?

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I have a prebuilt my dad bought me for Christmas and it has a proprietary PSU so it would be hard to upgrade. It has an i5 6500 and 16GB DDR4 ram at 2133MHz. The PSU is only 280W. My question is if a gtx 1650 non super would work fine in this system. I would like to be sure so I don't have to return it

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You really should get a better power supply. Chances are that one can only output about 220W on the +12V rail meaning you'll be pushing a shit tier fire hazard power supply beyond the limits it was ever designed to handle.

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6 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

You really should get a better power supply. Chances are that one can only output about 220W on the +12V rail meaning you'll be pushing a shit tier fire hazard power supply beyond the limits it was ever designed to handle.

I would say this but if it is a OEM build not a prebuilt I would stay away from it as it can have proprietary cables and you could fry the board 

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I would love to upgrade the PSU but the motherboard doesn't have the standard connectors for it. Is it possible to find a higher wattage PSU with these proprietary connectors? The prebuilt is an HP elite desk 800G2 if that helps

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3 minutes ago, hmetzger said:

I have a prebuilt my dad bought me for Christmas and it has a proprietary PSU so it would be hard to upgrade. It has an i5 6500 and 16GB DDR4 ram at 2133MHz. The PSU is only 280W. My question is if a gtx 1650 non super would work fine in this system. I would like to be sure so I don't have to return it

 

I would recommend upgrading the power supply if there are no proprietary power connectors being needed in this system, what model of pre-built is this, maybe there are adapters available for proprietary connectors to be used with a regular power supply (not ideal, although will work)?

 

Get a 500w PSU for this system, 650-700w if you want further room for upgrades in the future.

Hope this information post was helpful  ?,

        @Boomwebsearch 

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1 minute ago, hmetzger said:

I would love to upgrade the PSU but the motherboard doesn't have the standard connectors for it. Is it possible to find a higher wattage PSU with these proprietary connectors? The prebuilt is an HP elite desk 800G2 if that helps

 

Which form-factor version of the HP Elitedesk 800G2 do you have (Tower, UltraSlim, Desktop Mini, etc)?

Hope this information post was helpful  ?,

        @Boomwebsearch 

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2 minutes ago, Boomwebsearch said:

 

I would recommend upgrading the power supply if there are no proprietary power connectors being needed in this system, what model of pre-built is this, maybe there are adapters available for proprietary connectors to be used with a regular power supply (not ideal, although will work)?

 

Get a 500w PSU for this system, 650-700w if you want further room for upgrades in the future.

The system is a HP elitedesk 800G2

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3 minutes ago, hmetzger said:

I would love to upgrade the PSU but the motherboard doesn't have the standard connectors for it. Is it possible to find a higher wattage PSU with these proprietary connectors? The prebuilt is an HP elite desk 800G2 if that helps

Usually no but you could always look for it 

But you'll most likely see the PSU with the same wattage if you can maybe get a mobo and a PSU combo that would go a long way 

As @5x5 said these usually list a certain wattage but the 12v rail usually doesn't provide that much 

 

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Just now, Boomwebsearch said:

 

Which form-factor version of the HP Elitedesk 800G2 do you have (Tower, UltraSlim, Desktop Mini, etc)?

Tower

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1 minute ago, hmetzger said:

Tower

A quick search gave me this 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktops-Archive-Read-Only/Upgrade-HP-Elitedesk-800-G2-Power-Supply/td-p/5623093 

If you want to go though it 

Apparently you can but it's worth having a look ;)

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12 minutes ago, hmetzger said:

Tower

 

Okay, you will need an adapter to use an off-the-shelf PSU with this system (Since the HP proprietary P2 6-pin connector):       https://www.moddiy.com/products/HP-EliteDesk-800-PSU-Main-Power-24-Pin-to-6-Pin-Adapter-Cable-30cm.html

 

Then grab a standard 80+ 500w ATX PSU:        https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014W3EM2W/ref=twister_B085RC4C5W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

And now, you can use your GTX 1650 with this system!!!

Hope this information post was helpful  ?,

        @Boomwebsearch 

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22 minutes ago, Boomwebsearch said:

 

Okay, you will need an adapter to use an off-the-shelf PSU with this system (Since the HP proprietary P2 6-pin connector):       https://www.moddiy.com/products/HP-EliteDesk-800-PSU-Main-Power-24-Pin-to-6-Pin-Adapter-Cable-30cm.html

 

Then grab a standard 80+ 500w ATX PSU:        https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014W3EM2W/ref=twister_B085RC4C5W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

And now, you can use your GTX 1650 with this system!!!

Please don't buy the Thermaltake SMART models. They are abhorrent quality and fire hazards

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12 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

Please don't buy the Thermaltake SMART models. They are abhorrent quality and fire hazards

 

Please explain how a Thermaltake Smart Series PSU is a fire hazard under normal use?

 

They aren't of high quality, although will get the job done and should be a ton better than the proprietary PSUs that HP and most OEMs use.

Hope this information post was helpful  ?,

        @Boomwebsearch 

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