Is it OK with a 280 watt power supply?

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Hello, I bought myself a gaming pc from a Norwegian shop.
It comes with a 1060 3GB and an i5 7400. It came with 8GB RAM but I added 8 more.
It also came with only one SSD, and I added a 1TB HDD.
My question: Is it OK with a 280-watt power supply, or should I take the pc to the shop?
By the way, my graphics card require at least 400 watts.
 
In theory, if it's a high quality 280W power supply, AND allows all 280W on the 12V rail, then it could work, but it's really pushing the limit, and is NOT advisable.

The shop should have put a more capable power supply in that machine.
 


NO, get a good quality 450W PSU.
 
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Thanks, I'll take the pc to the shop
 
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Thanks, I'll take the pc to the shop
 

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Better PSU always better. But 280Watts for an non-OC i5 7400 and GTX 1060 is just fine. Use it until the PSU dies probably in a couple of years or more. I've seen plenty of Dell's with the 280W and GTX1060 work just fine for at least a couple of years. The whole point of this is to go cheap. Use the 280W PSU until it can't run no more. Then get a new PSU, no need to replace it prematurely.
 


Dell rates their PSU's differently than normal.

A 280W Dell PSU is actually much higher wattage, more like 450W or higher.
 

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So run the PSU untill it dies and cross your fingers that it doesnt take out any other components with it?



 

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Any source for this?

 


Been well known forever.
 
No. If the CPU is running 100%, and the GPU is running 40%, and assuming no other programs or system tasks in the background are hogging up the CPU, then that specific game is more CPU dependent than GPU dependent.

It has nothing to do with the power supply.
 
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I'm playing Fortnite, so idk
 

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