[SOLVED] Is 500 watts enough for a rx 570

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So a friend just gave me a rx 570 bc i REALLY needed a gpu, i had a integrated one before so yeah.

My pc was built with crappy components and ive been re-building it over time.
It had: 4 gb ram, a integrated radeon hd 8370d, a dual core 3.70 ghz cpu and overall <Mod Edit> components for gaming.
So far ive replaced the ram with 12gb, a 1tb hard drive and just got the gpu.

In short, i have a 300* watt psu and im wondering if it will be enough for that card
Edit: Im also gonna replace my cpu shortly, so please give suggestions.
 
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accessrandom

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According to AMD, the power requirements for the reference RX 570 is 150W, and they recommend a 450W PSU. Based on the other components in your system and even with a future CPU upgrade, you should be fine. Just make sure your power supply has the correct connector for the card (6-pin or 8-pin).
 
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According to AMD, the power requirements for the reference RX 570 is 150W, and they recommend a 450W PSU. Based on the other components in your system and even with a future CPU upgrade, you should be fine. Just make sure your power supply has the correct connector for the card (6-pin or 8-pin).
Oh i was also gonna say that. My psu doesnt have the pcie connector and im getting a molex to pcie 6pin adaptator, im guessing it will work but still not sure.
Should i get that or just buy a new psu?
 
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I mean yeah but currently i have literally no money, not a single dollar. So will it work?
Im just saying, meanwhile i save money for a good power supply can i use that?, will it damage the card or do anything bad?
 

ohio_buckeye

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Hate to be the bearer of bad news. I wouldn't want to use the power supply like that. It may work, but then your power supply may very well at best go out, or may decide to take the rest of your computer with it. I've ruined a new motherboard using cheap power supplies before.

Specifically, what power supply is it and does it show the 12v+ rating on the side?
 

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/hexwdpvruq4ei8m/Screenshot_20200126-003114_Samsung Internet.jpg?dl=0

Linked a photo I found and did a screenshot.

Here's another link where it appears one is for sale. Maybe someone else will understand more of it.


But that power supply looks like a potential fire waiting to happen at least if a decent card is hooked to it.
 

ohio_buckeye

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No problem. Sorry to give bad news as that would be a big upgrade for you. I've literally seen a case where a molex adapter started a fire inside a PC case. Aside from the possibility of messing up your hardware, you don't want to cause a house fire.
 
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So wich psu do you guys recommend me?, Preferibly one that its not too expensive, but if its needed then i guess ill have to get it
Edit: My budget will be around 50 - 100 usd
 

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