Question GTX 1050ti or RX560 in 2019?

PCNoob00

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I am planning to buy new graphic card. I have budget of about 180 USD.
Since I have 530w 5yo PSU (with 12V1-12A, 12V2-15A), I think I will not be safe with some power consuming graphic cards, so RX 570 (cheapest is about 180usd) is not an option (I think), plus my PSU doesnt have 8 pin power connector.
So decision is split between RX560 4gb and GTX 1050ti 4gb.
Options are:
Sapphire RX 560 Pulse 4gb
Asus Gtx 1050 Ti Phoenix 4gb
MSI gtx 1050ti aero oc 4gb
Gigabyte GTX 1050 ti 4gb
I would use it for casual gaming. Sport games and BF5
I am leaning toward Gtx since its same price as rx560. What would you suggest me? Which from those gtx is better? Thank you!
 

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First of all, your PSU is NOT 530w.
12x12 + 12x15= 324w. That is at its peak, most have 80%+ certification (with emphasis to most). That makes 259isw watt most of the time.
Considering the age of the PSU makes it 220ish watt at best.

Before buying a GPU , buy a quality PSU from a known brand. All the rest are fire hazards. That way you will also have the necessary 6pin/8pin totally cards.
 

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First of all, your PSU is NOT 530w.
12x12 + 12x15= 324w. That is at its peak, most have 80%+ certification (with emphasis to most). That makes 259isw watt most of the time.
Considering the age of the PSU makes it 220ish watt at best.

Before buying a GPU , buy a quality PSU from a known brand. All the rest are fire hazards. That way you will also have the necessary 6pin/8pin totally cards.
According to site outervision my system on full load would use 330w combine ( not only on 12v rail), and only about 235 watts (19.6*12) on 12V rail. I am a bit confused. I have to admit.
 

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According to site outervision my system on full load would use 330w combine ( not only on 12v rail), and only about 235 watts (19.6*12) on 12V rail. I am a bit confused. I have to admit.
Your system consumes 235w at its peak. When everything is used on it's max. Most of the time it's not.

I highly suggest to replace your PSU with one of high quality. It's one of the things that you should not go cheap. It's the heart of your system.
 

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Your system consumes 235w at its peak. When everything is used on it's max. Most of the time it's not.

I highly suggest to replace your PSU with one of high quality. It's one of the things that you should not go cheap. It's the heart of your system.
Thanks. Surely I will invest in PSU. Its for the future. I have already found Thermaltake 550 W PSU , not pricey but still good brand, I suppose. And if I go with GTX 1050 ti, are there any significant differences between those listed above?
 

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Thermaltake does not have good quality PSUs except some models. Try and find some from EVGA, seasonic, rosewill, most from Corsair.

As for the GPUs, differences between the same model (1050 ti) are minimal and it's more about the aesthetics and the cooling solution used. Performance wise, they are almost identical. If price is what concerns you, then go for that cheapest dual fan.
 
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