Question 500W PSU enough for 1070 TI?

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So i have a PSU from my prebuilt MSI Codex PC and i am about to upgrade from 1060 3b to 1070 TI 8gb, and i would like to know if my FSP GROUP INC. Model NO: FSP500-50ERN power supply is enough for this GPU.
Specs:
I5 7400 3.00ghz
GTX 1060 3gb
MOBO: Micro Star international model MS-7996
RAM 8gb

 

The Paladin

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according to NVidia https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/10series/geforce-gtx-1070-ti/ 500w is the required PSU for your video card, now that said THAT particular PSU, from the specs only produces 468watts AT BEST. it may work, but I suspect since its a 3rd tier PSU that in due time it will die, and like take some of your other components with it in its death rows. I strongly suggest you upgrade your PSU to a Quality PSU.
 

Karadjgne

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A safety rope is rated to hold upto a 240lb man. But the rope is old, sorta worn, a little frayed in places, somewhat stretched out with age, been subject to UV and rain. You weigh 242 lbs. Would you trust your life to that rope?

That's what you are asking of a $10 psu, to hold up and not die on you when you slap an expensive gpu like the 1070ti on it.

Your decision, but I'd replace the rope....
 
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according to NVidia https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/10series/geforce-gtx-1070-ti/ 500w is the required PSU for your video card, now that said THAT particular PSU, from the specs only produces 468watts AT BEST. it may work, but I suspect since its a 3rd tier PSU that in due time it will die, and like take some of your other components with it in its death rows. I strongly suggest you upgrade your PSU to a Quality PSU.
What kind of PSU could fit to my setup? i dont really know all the cables and stuff
 

Karadjgne

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The cables are all the same basically, all you'll need is a good quality 550w psu, and there's plenty of decent ones out there. Much of your choices will depend on your location and just who will ship without paying unrealistic amounts of import taxes etc.
 
PSU is not bad, but according to FSPs webpage, it only has a single 6+2 pin connector. The 1070tis I see require a 6 pin and a 6+2 pin, so your PSU will not work.

I do see the PSU uses standard connectors and a standard ATX form factor, so it can easily be upgraded.

What is your budget for a new PSU?

Also, just a side note is that a 7400 will struggle to keep up with a 1070ti in many cases.
 
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PSU is not bad, but according to FSPs webpage, it only has a single 6+2 pin connector. The 1070tis I see require a 6 pin and a 6+2 pin, so your PSU will not work.

I do see the PSU uses standard connectors and a standard ATX form factor, so it can easily be upgraded.

What is your budget for a new PSU?

Also, just a side note is that a 7400 will struggle to keep up with a 1070ti in many cases.
Okay i bought a new coolermaster 600W couple of weeks ago and it is working fine, i knew that my 7400 and 1070ti would start to bottleneck and it happened, in many games my CPU is on 90-100% usage and GPU barely at 50% and fps isnt great at all, do you think a brand new i5 9400F would fix the issue?
 
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The same amount of pins in the socket hence the same name, however there are some differences between the lga 1151 socket for 6th/7th generation and the 8th/9th socket.

This makes no boards compatable with both a 7400 and a 9400f. You will need a new motherboard.
 
Okay i bought a new coolermaster 600W couple of weeks ago and it is working fine, i knew that my 7400 and 1070ti would start to bottleneck and it happened, in many games my CPU is on 90-100% usage and GPU barely at 50% and fps isnt great at all, do you think a brand new i5 9400F would fix the issue?
I would not trust a Coolermaster for the reasons listed in the link in my sig.
 
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The same amount of pins in the socket hence the same name, however there are some differences between the lga 1151 socket for 6th/7th generation and the 8th/9th socket.

This makes no boards compatable with both a 7400 and a 9400f. You will need a new motherboard.
But if i get the i7 7700? That would fit according to my research. Or what do you think? Because i am not really excited about changing my mobo. Both i7 7700 and i5 7400 have the same LGA 1511 socket, same ddr4 2133mhz support.
 
Any 6xxx or 7xxx LGA1151 CPU will be compatible with your motherboard. So yes, the i7 7700 would work .

The hyperthreading support on the i7 7700 will help to lower CPU usage as well as provide smoother frame delivery.
The extra 700mhz turbo frequency of the I7 will also help framerate.
 
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Any 6xxx or 7xxx LGA1151 CPU will be compatible with your motherboard. So yes, the i7 7700 would work .

The hyperthreading support on the i7 7700 will help to lower CPU usage as well as provide smoother frame delivery.
The extra 700mhz turbo frequency of the I7 will also help framerate.
Thank you so much for all the help, one last question :). If i get this CPU does my GPU usage go higher, because right now it does not go over 50% and i heard it should be around 80 to 100%.
 

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