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[SOLVED] Do I need to upgrade my PSU?

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Hello! I upgraded my old PC with a new CPU, MB, RAM and GPU.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
MSI B450M-A PRO MAX
2x8GB DDR4 (3000MHz) Corsair Vegeance ram
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti Strix OG
256GB SSD, and an 1 TB Harddisk.

My PSU is a Fujitsu DPS-500QB A (500W)

Do I need to buy a new PSU?

Thanks for the help!
 

adam19255

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That's a Delta made unit... they usually make solid PSUs.
How old is it?

If that PC works fine then there is no need to but, from what I saw the 12V lane of this PSU is not very good, I would recommend you upgrade it, the PSU is the most important part in the computer, it can kill all the others...
I recommend this one: https://www.amazon.com/MasterWatt-Semifanless-Modular-Certified-Computers/dp/B074ZDLGMK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=550W&qid=1585590572&sr=8-6&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=16ff13a6931e23feb7eada718e0d82f9&language=en_US
That's not the greatest PSU either... no offense, but I'd take a Delta PSU over a budget CM model any day. Even without an 80+ certification these Delta made units are usually built like a tank

That said the masterwatt 80+ bronze series uses a newer dc-dc design + 5 years of warranty, so it's fine... still there are better units out there, depending on his budget.

Also, his PSU uses a multi rail design for the +12V(12V1,12V2,12V3)... each being able to supply up to 18A. I'm not seeing it being weak in any way.

Changing that PSU will depend mostly on it's age.
 
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You can't possibly know... it can work fine now and 15 minutes later it fails... failure can happen due to the quality of your PSU or the age of it.

How old is your PSU?
Honestly I don't know. I can't find any info about it on the internet. :/
 

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