Question 1050ti upgrade

dontdisobeyy

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Hey guys.

I recently upgraded my CPU from a i3-7100 to a i5-9400f, as well as purchasing a 144hz monitor.

However, now my GPU is bottlenecked, and i am not reaching 144fps on most of the games i play to take advantage of my new monitor.

The only thing i am worried about for my 1050ti upgrade is my power supply, as i only have a 500W PSU.

My question is, at what extent could i upgrade my GPU considering my PSU wattage, and what would be a good upgrade at a good price? (I was thinking maybe a second hand 1070 or 1080)

Part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QQfKk6
 

Phaaze88

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1)9400F + GTX 1050Ti is capable of high refresh in some titles at least on low...
-Windows should've been reinstalled.
-Motherboard and gpu drivers updated.
-Cpu and gpu temps passable.
-PC is clean of viruses/malware.

2)Slow storage drives are going to affect load, file access, and boot times.
Both of your SSDs are cheap, dram-less models. To sum it up, they perform worse than HDDs as they fill up.
Current HDD is a slow 5400rpm model.

3)Current psu is a potential fire hazard. This should be replaced before anything else really.
 

dontdisobeyy

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1)9400F + GTX 1050Ti is capable of high refresh in some titles at least on low...
-Windows should've been reinstalled.
-Motherboard and gpu drivers updated.
-Cpu and gpu temps passable.
-PC is clean of viruses/malware.

2)Slow storage drives are going to affect load, file access, and boot times.
Both of your SSDs are cheap, dram-less models. To sum it up, they perform worse than HDDs as they fill up.
Current HDD is a slow 5400rpm model.

3)Current psu is a potential fire hazard. This should be replaced before anything else really.
I have completed most the things you have suggested in you first point. However, what do you mean by my PSU being a fire hazard?
 

Phaaze88

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I had to look across a few threads for this unit, as there isn't much on it available anymore - the old reviews are no longer up. But from what I was able to find, Aerocool scammed the reviewers with a phony.
The Integrator 500 they all reviewed wasn't the retail product - the review sample scored well, but the actual retail product is a piece of crap.
Lines quoted from Johnny Guru, a reputable psu expert:

Source: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1042892-aero-cool-integrator-500w-any-good/
"The Aerocool Integrator is a scam. It has an 80 PLUS Bronze logo, but there's no 80 PLUS report and the PSU is 230V only (which is a different logo). I've tested one and it barely does 80 PLUS white efficiency.
The performance is horrendous as well. Voltage regulation was poor and ripple was higher than I'd like to see."

Source: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/963904-aerocool-intergrator-500w-any-good/
"Bait and switch. The unit sent to KitGuru and 80 PLUS is not what's actually sold.
Aerocool and Andyson tend to do this all the time. I ordered one and opened it up and it's an absolute dumpster fire."
 

dontdisobeyy

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I had to look across a few threads for this unit, as there isn't much on it available anymore - the old reviews are no longer up. But from what I was able to find, Aerocool scammed the reviewers with a phony.
The Integrator 500 they all reviewed wasn't the retail product - the review sample scored well, but the actual retail product is a piece of crap.
Lines quoted from Johnny Guru, a reputable psu expert:

Source: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1042892-aero-cool-integrator-500w-any-good/
"The Aerocool Integrator is a scam. It has an 80 PLUS Bronze logo, but there's no 80 PLUS report and the PSU is 230V only (which is a different logo). I've tested one and it barely does 80 PLUS white efficiency.
The performance is horrendous as well. Voltage regulation was poor and ripple was higher than I'd like to see."

Source: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/963904-aerocool-intergrator-500w-any-good/
"Bait and switch. The unit sent to KitGuru and 80 PLUS is not what's actually sold.
Aerocool and Andyson tend to do this all the time. I ordered one and opened it up and it's an absolute dumpster fire."
I appreciate the information man, i never knew this about my PSU as I was relatively new to the pc world 3 years ago (hence why my PC was initially a pre-built). Do you think now that since i've had the PSU for 3+ years that maybe my one is fine? Or should i still not risk it and purchase a power supply with my new GPU.
 

Phaaze88

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You've been able to get by because you haven't been pushing it.
Upgrading the gpu - which is the most stressful part of a PC, by the way - with that unit in there is not a good idea.

Putting something like an RX 580 in your system now would most assuredly make it pop. Plus, it might take something else out with it...
 

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