Question is my psu powerful enough?

vtmB10

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Hi, i have a 450 W PSU and my curently specs are :
i5 4460
8gb ram
amd rx 560 2gb
1 tb hdd
250 GB ssd
I want to upgrade my specs and buy a gtx 1060 3 GB and add another 8 RAM but im not sure if my PSU can handle the new components, help?
 

Lutfij

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450W is the wattage, it does not state the make and model of the unit. We will also need to know the age of the unit, since the older a PSU gets the lower it's effective power output for the entire system. Furthermore, a badly built PSU will blow up and take out more than just itself, rather the entire system or worse, your house(and maybe your lives=read a fire).
 

vtmB10

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450W is the wattage, it does not state the make and model of the unit. We will also need to know the age of the unit, since the older a PSU gets the lower it's effective power output for the entire system. Furthermore, a badly built PSU will blow up and take out more than just itself, rather the entire system or worse, your house(and maybe your lives=read a fire).
View: https://imgur.com/gallery/nD3qBr0

this is the PSU
 

TommyTwoTone66

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That is an unbranded piece of Chinese crap and should be removed and tossed in the garbage as soon as you are able.

Please purchase a 650W or better PSU from a reputable brand such as Corsair, Antec or Silverstone
 

lvt

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That is an unbranded piece of Chinese crap and should be removed and tossed in the garbage as soon as you are able.

Please purchase a 650W or better PSU from a reputable brand such as Corsair, Antec or Silverstone
I wouldn't say that this PSU is crap until I can take a look at the inside.

I've worked with some no-name PSU with very high-quality parts, they have everything you might want on a branded PSU like Active PFC, temperature controlled fan, modular cable connectors and even a pair of 3-pin fan headers.
 

chaoyang

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I wouldn't say that this PSU is crap until I can take a look at the inside.

I've worked with some no-name PSU with very high-quality parts, they have everything you might want on a branded PSU like Active PFC, temperature controlled fan, modular cable connectors and even a pair of 3-pin fan headers.
Are you sure those parts are made out of clean materials; have you checked whether it was radioactive or not? :ROFLMAO:
 

bignastyid

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I wouldn't say that this PSU is crap until I can take a look at the inside.

I've worked with some no-name PSU with very high-quality parts, they have everything you might want on a branded PSU like Active PFC, temperature controlled fan, modular cable connectors and even a pair of 3-pin fan headers.
All the signs point to garbage. 220v only, deceptive advertised wattage. In all likely hood just a relabeled generic PSU.
 

chaoyang

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My previous PSU was faulty and i went to a computer shop and gave me a new one, i didnt think it would be this bad
They gave it to you or did you buy it? I wouldn't just stick anything into my PC, especially if the component was given to me for free.
 

vtmB10

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They gave it to you or did you buy it? I wouldn't just stick anything into my PC, especially if the component was given to me for free.
i took the pc to service because the psu fan was broken and they said they changed my psu because it was faulty, i only paid the service i didnt know what PSU they gave me
 

chaoyang

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Your new PSU proposal seems to be over aboard. 500-550W is likely to be enough.

You also want to check if the voltage is enough; search up your component parts and add all of the voltage/ 'V' together.
 

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