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best gpu my 400w psu can support?

I have a pc with a i5-3470, 16GB ddr3 ram, a 1tb wd hdd, 240gb teclast ssd, a radeon r7 360 2gb and a 400w psu. i am looking to upgrade my gpu but i wanna know which gpu would be the best option for me to upgrade to with the psu that i have. my gpu is currently using a 6 pin and i also have another 6-pin with the two single 2 pin attachment wires. which would be the best gpu i should upgrade to?

 

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7 minutes ago, MoeDee said:

I have a pc with a i5-3470, 16GB ddr3 ram, a 1tb wd hdd, 240gb teclast ssd, a radeon r7 360 2gb and a 400w psu. i am looking to upgrade my gpu but i wanna know which gpu would be the best option for me to upgrade to with the psu that i have. my gpu is currently using a 6 pin and i also have another 6-pin with the two single 2 pin attachment wires. which would be the best gpu i should upgrade to?

 

Assuming this kind of adapter works, and is cheap somewhere, you can turn those into an 8 pin and use an RX 470/480/570/580 8GB for hopefully $100 used but the market is crazy at the moment.

 

Otherwise a 1060 6GB maybe, hopefully around the same price.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-6-Pin-Female-8-Pin-Cable/dp/B00M49SELW

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best gpu my 400w psu can support?

GTX 1650.

Just now, Streetguru said:

Assuming this kind of adapter works, and is cheap somewhere, you can turn those into an 8 pin and use an RX 470/480/570/580 8GB for hopefully $100 used but the market is crazy at the moment.

 

Otherwise a 1060 6GB maybe, hopefully around the same price.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-6-Pin-Female-8-Pin-Cable/dp/B00M49SELW

That's a 265W card,while the R7 360 is a mere 100W card.

The GTX 1650 is 135W.

 

The RX cards are very power hungry,the RX 480 can easily draw 300W.

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1 minute ago, Vishera said:

GTX 1650.

That's a 265W card,while the R7 360 is a mere 100W card.

The GTX 1650 is 135W.

???? those GPUs are only 150W/180W and that's not even how much power they're going to draw most of the time.
 

a 1650 is fine but has less performance on average than an RX 470 and especially a 1060 either of which should be cheaper.
 

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10 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Assuming this kind of adapter works, and is cheap somewhere, you can turn those into an 8 pin and use an RX 470/480/570/580 8GB for hopefully $100 used but the market is crazy at the moment.

 

Otherwise a 1060 6GB maybe, hopefully around the same price.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-6-Pin-Female-8-Pin-Cable/dp/B00M49SELW

yep that is also what i was looking into getting, like a rx 470 4gb or something of that sort, i doubt my psu will be able to handle a 1060 6gb. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Vishera said:

GTX 1650.

That's a 265W card,while the R7 360 is a mere 100W card.

The GTX 1650 is 135W.

 

The RX cards are very power hungry,the RX 480 can easily draw 300W.

in that case, if i do get a rx470 4gb will i like not be able to get the full potential of it since it cant get the power that it needs?

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1 minute ago, MoeDee said:

yep that is also what i was looking into getting, like a rx 470 4gb or something of that sort, i doubt my psu will be able to handle a 1060 6gb. 

 

The RX 470+ would run fine with the adapter, but I would only buy an 8GB model

the 1060 draws less than 150W on average and only needs a single 6 pin stock

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???? those GPUs are only 150W/180W and that's not even how much power they're going to draw most of the time.
 

a 1650 is fine but has less performance on average than an RX 470 and especially a 1060 either of which should be cheaper.
 

I use the actual power consumption,not the data AMD or NVIDIA publish.

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1 minute ago, Vishera said:

I use the actual power consumption,not the data AMD or NVIDIA publish.

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The RX 470+ would run fine with the adapter, but I would only buy an 8GB model

Sounds sketchy...

 

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Seems like you are right,i read the total system power consumption as the consumption of the card itself.

In that case the GTX 1660 Super would be the most suitable,it's more powerful than all of the cards mentioned here.

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6 minutes ago, Vishera said:

Sounds sketchy...

 

You can also just use a single 6 pin to 8 pin adapter, because the 8 pin only adds 2 ground connections, and the 6 pin can generally handle more than it's rated for, and those GPUs won't push it very far anyways.


The single 6 pin to 8 pin adapter might be better anyways by this quick test.

 

 

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Just now, MoeDee said:

in that case, if i do get a rx470 4gb will i like not be able to get the full potential of it since it cant get the power that it needs?

I was kinda wrong,go with the 1660 Super,it's as powerful as a 1070 while drawing a fraction of the power.

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1 minute ago, Vishera said:

Seems like you are right,i read the total system power consumption as the consumption of the card itself.

In that case the GTX 1660 Super would be the most suitable,it's more powerful than all of the cards mentioned here.

That could also work, but it's like more than $200 at least, and it's only 30% faster than the 470+/1060 group, so not worth double the price for sure, especially for just 1080p.

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