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Do I need a new psu?

JordanReaves
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I have an hp prebuilt with an i3 7100(I know I should've built a PC but this was a hand me down) and it has a 180w psu. I'm looking at getting a pretty light card a 750ti or maybe 1050 if I get enough money. Do I need a better psu? If so what should I get

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I'd never reuse a 180W OEM PSU. You should get a new one like a CX450 or CX450M.

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I would recommend to buy a better PSU (500w) so if you upgrade ur PC in the future you dont need to buy another PSU again

Sorry for my bad English (I try to do my best)

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Whats 180W these days...

Recepy for disaster

I am here to learn, please correct me if im wrong or you see me putting bs on your screen!

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2 hours ago, RFK said:

I would definitely say so. There are quite a lot of 400-550W cheap PSU's from the likes of EVGA and Corsair. Also, do you have a fixed budget for the gpu? Because if so I'm sure we could think of something.

About $70 with a little bit of room is ideal

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An i3 7100 probably averages 25w ... and will probably peak at around 40-50w.


Your choices are pretty much something <= 80w ... anything higher would be pushing it a bit.

 

so i would be comfortable recmmending a RX 560 or a GT 1050 ... in the worst case scenario you can go in their control panel and lower power by a 2-5% and you reduce the card's power consumption by a further 5-10 watts.

 

RX 550 =  45w

RX 560 =  80w

 

R7 265 = 103W
R7 260X = 93W

 

HD 7850 = 96W
HD 7790 = 78W  
HD 7770 = 73W
HD 7750 = 43W

 

GTX1050 / TI  = 75w / ~80w

GT 1030 = ~ 35-45w

GTX 750Ti = 57W

GTX 650 Ti = 74W
GTX 650 = 62W
GT 640 = 37W

 

 

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