Question Is GTX1050ti work with my build?

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This is my current build:
CPU: Intel Pentium G5400 (3.70 GHz, 4MB Cache)
– RAM: 4GB DDR4 2400 MHz (2 slots)
– HDD 1TB 7200rpm, M.2 PCIe, DVD-RW
– HDMI, VGA/D-Sub, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0
– Wifi N, LAN 1Gbit, Bluetooth 4.0, Card reader, PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x1, PCI
Unfortunately, I bought a Dell Vostro pc ( the mainboard, psu, case stick together and can't be replaced by something else). I don't have the budget to replace all of them so I just want a gpu that can work with the current build.

I was wondering if gtx 1050ti could work?
My PSU is 290W MAX
My mainboard is dell vostro 3670 ( I dont know if gtx 1050ti compatible with the main board)

I use outervision and it said load wattage is 263W
I use pcparkpicker and it said load wattage is 218W
 
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This is my current build:
CPU: Intel Pentium G5400 (3.70 GHz, 4MB Cache)
– RAM: 4GB DDR4 2400 MHz (2 slots)
– HDD 1TB 7200rpm, M.2 PCIe, DVD-RW
– HDMI, VGA/D-Sub, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0
– Wifi N, LAN 1Gbit, Bluetooth 4.0, Card reader, PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x1, PCI
Unfortunately, I bought a Dell Vostro pc ( the mainboard, psu, case stick together and can't be replaced by something else). I don't have the budget to replace all of them so I just want a gpu that can work with the current build.

I was wondering if gtx 1050ti could work?
My PSU is 290W MAX
My mainboard is dell vostro 3670 ( I dont know if gtx 1050ti compatible with the main board)

I use outervision and it said load wattage is 263W
I use pcparkpicker and it said load wattage is 218W
Yes your board is compatable as it does have a PCIe x16 port (picture place 14). The only thing i would worry about is your psu as a 290W power could be your limiting factor however but you could pull it through if you'd buy a gpu which doesnt require a 6pin to work. I'd still advise for you to get a better power supply just in case of failure.

A 400W bronze unit would be perfectly fine for your build and you can find those for a fairly inexpensive price.
 
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Yes your board is compatable as it does have a PCIe x16 port (picture place 14). The only thing i would worry about is your psu as a 290W power could be your limiting factor however but you could pull it through if you'd buy a gpu which doesnt require a 6pin to work. I'd still advise for you to get a better power supply just in case of failure.

A 400W bronze unit would be perfectly fine for your build and you can find those for a fairly inexpensive price.
I was worried because my friend told me that I cant change the psu without changing the mainboard but after a long time learning now I knew that my psu can be replaced.
 

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I was worried because my friend told me that I cant change the psu without changing the mainboard but after a long time learning now I knew that my psu can be replaced.
Except your board doesnt have a 24pin ? If thats the case, unfortunately you will have to change your motherboard if you want to upgrade your PSU.

Also when looking at wattage calculators you should always add a +30% to that value to get the actual safest wattage you can use.

So just looking at that, i'd highly recommend for you to upgrade your psu .
 

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If it's one of the 1050Ti models that do not require a 6-pin connector then it would work with what you have.

Upgrading the psu without changing the motherboard(and case) is possible but would require an adapter, and you'd need a modern DC-DC unit with independent regulation as that board is 12VO and an older group regulated unit would not due well as there would be no load on the minor rails.


Also when looking at wattage calculators you should always add a +30% to that value to get the actual safest wattage you can use.
Besides the fact the vast majority of PSU calculators already inflate esitamted requirements, the 30% thing is not true of a good modern PSU. A good modern PSU can deliver 100% of it's rating safely.
 

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