[SOLVED] Can a Reliable 430/450 Watt PSU Power up this PC?

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Hey guys, I'm going to Upgrade my Potato PC and Replace my Trash PSU soon.

SPECS
CPU: Intel Pentium G2020
GPU: GTX 550 Ti 1GB DDR5
MOBO: Gigabyte H61M-S2PV (REV 2.2)
RAM: 4GBs of RAM (DDR3-1333)
PSU: Acbel 400 WATT (Trash PSU, I'm gonna replace it with a 430/450 WATT PSU)


So I want to Upgrade the following components:
Pentium G2020 to i5 2400
GTX 550 Ti to a GTX 750 Ti
4GBs of RAM to 6GBs of RAM


So can a Good Reliable trustworthy PSU which gives 430/450 WATT handle my specs with the mentioned upgrades?

Thanks
 

logainofhades

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As long as it is a quality PSU, like a CX450m, then yea. You will want to upgrade your ram from 4gb to at least 8gb, in a matching 2x4gb configuration. 6gb will run in single channel, hurting performance. While an i5 2400 will be an improvement, it is still just a quad core, which these days doesn't mean much, unless you still are only playing older titles. I would recommend, after a bios update, if needed, an i7 or compatible E3 Xeon, 1230 or better.
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-H61M-S2PV-rev-22/support#support-cpu

What is the upgrade budget?
 
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logainofhades

Titan
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As long as it is a quality PSU, like a CX450m, then yea. You will want to upgrade your ram from 4gb to at least 8gb, in a matching 2x4gb configuration. 6gb will run in single channel, hurting performance. While an i5 2400 will be an improvement, it is still just a quad core, which these days doesn't mean much, unless you still are only playing older titles. I would recommend, after a bios update, if needed, an i7 or compatible E3 Xeon, 1230 or better.
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-H61M-S2PV-rev-22/support#support-cpu

What is the upgrade budget?
 
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Hey guys, I'm going to Upgrade my Potato PC and Replace my Trash PSU soon.

SPECS
CPU: Intel Pentium G2020
GPU: GTX 550 Ti 1GB DDR5
MOBO: Gigabyte H61M-S2PV (REV 2.2)
RAM: 4GBs of RAM (DDR3-1333)
PSU: Acbel 400 WATT (Trash PSU, I'm gonna replace it with a 430/450 WATT PSU)


So I want to Upgrade the following components:
Pentium G2020 to i5 2400
GTX 550 Ti to a GTX 750 Ti
4GBs of RAM to 6GBs of RAM


So can a Good Reliable trustworthy PSU which gives 430/450 WATT handle my specs with the mentioned upgrades?

Thanks
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Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $38.98
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