Question How do I know if I have enough power in my psu for GTX 1050ti? HP Elite 8300 computer upgrade

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I have an i7-3770 3.4ghz, 8gb ddr3 ram, 500gb HDD and a 320 w psu. Its all part of an HP elite 8300 tower. I was planning on getting a SSD- maybe 480gb one like this (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N0TQPQB/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1) and also a GTX 1050 ti- maybe this one(https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MEHGRMS/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1).

I don;t know how much it affects power but I've also got usb speakers, mouse and keyboard and a CD/DVD drive.

I used this: https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator and it told me a load of 318 watt and it recommends 368w. I am basically wondering how accurate this website is and if I can get away with keeping my psu. If not, which cheap one would be a good replacement?

Finally, does anyone know much about the HP elite 8300. Its motherboard is made by HP and I wasn't sure whether it will be compatible with another psu or the graphics card. Space isn't an issue though because the case is massive. I am a complete novice- please help :)
 

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check if the card got semi passive cooling meaning the fans only go on under load.
asus geforce gtx 1050 ti expedition got that. if you dont care about some fan noise any of the bigger brands is ok.
all 1050 ti should be same but check the specifications and make sure it dont need extra connector.
 
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check if the card got semi passive cooling meaning the fans only go on under load.
asus geforce gtx 1050 ti expedition got that. if you dont care about some fan noise any of the bigger brands is ok.
all 1050 ti should be same but check the specifications and make sure it dont need extra connector.
Gone with: GV-N105TOC-4GD

Its the Gigabyte OC GTX 1050ti. No extra 6 pin connector, dual fans, I think semi-passive cooling (fans slow down- don't think they turn fully off- if not under load).

Thanks for everyone's contributions on this thread.
 
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