Question Do I have enough watts in my prebuilt PSU?

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I have a 1tb hard drive for the OS and another Western Digital 1tb hard drive for games storage. I just ordered a 500gb SSD so that would mean that I would have 3 hard drives installed on it along with a 1050ti. What I am afraid of is the psu. I don't know if I have enough power for it? What do you think?
 

DSzymborski

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I have a 1tb hard drive for the OS and another Western Digital 1tb hard drive for games storage. I just ordered a 500gb SSD so that would mean that I would have 3 hard drives installed on it along with a 1050ti. What I am afraid of is the psu. I don't know if I have enough power for it? What do you think?
Well, the missing information here that we'd need is information about your prebuilt PSU.
 
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You may run into a problem with the bios. The 1050 Ti requires a UEFI compatible bios and HP never updated the bios on older boards to support UEFI
yep, I realize that I am probably really pushing this build. I've had it since 2018, I was considering to stop throwing money into it and just put the money towards an AMD 3700x build but I was reminded that an SSD would give me a smoother performance and give it some life. But I really should be saving for a build next year.
 
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Maybe I should consider disconnecting the cable off the dvd drive since I dont use it. That should get me some extra power right?
 
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