Question I plan on getting a better GPU, will i need a new PSU as well?

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I currently have a :
CPU: Xeon e5450
GPU: GTX 750 Ti
RAM: 8GB 1600Mhz
Storage: 240 SSD

Supporting all that is a PSU: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze, And i use the PC for like 16 hours a day. I got my hands on an R9 280x, so i'm just curious, would i also have to swap out my PSU or will that cut it because i feel like it's real close to the limit, so i wanted to check with people more knowledgeable than me about it.
 
Load wattage is 462W according a PSU calculator. While you won't be at load the whole time, it gives you an idea of where you are. I would go with a 650W Seasonic Focus Plus Gold, 650W EVGA SuperNova G3, or 650W Corsair RXM (2019)
 
I'm seeing that's a pretty power hungry GPU at 250 watts.

If it were me I would upgrade it to a better quality 600 watt unit.

It's good to have some overhead.....plus that EVGA isn't getting any younger.....and if you use the machine 16 hours a day.....I think it's worth the money.
 

j3ster

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you might want to bump to a 600-650w PSU with the R9 280x since it eats a lot of power. preferably EVGA's own G2/G3 or corsair RM/RMi/RMx , seasonic focus plus gold are good starting points but if budget is tight you can go for Corsair CX (2017 model) or cougar GX-F.
 

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