Question Optiplex 980 cpu upgrade

Jun 17, 2020
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I'm planning to upgrade my optipled 980 mt (specs: i5 650, 300w psu, 500gb hd) should i buy i7 870 for 25 euros on aliexpress and an used gtx 1050 ti/gtx 1060? And do i need computer case fans? My friend said i do but i think its not that necessary.
 

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The PSU that comes with the prebuilt workstation is a 305W unit. You might want to read through this thread for the PSU upgrade. Once that PSU matter is resolved, you can drop pretty much any GPU you want(provided the PSU can deliver the power for the entire system.

I'd advise on making sure you're on the latest BIOS update for that prebuilt before going for a processor, ram, storage and GPU upgrade.
 
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But if i buy a 1050 ti which tdp is 75 watts and i7 870 tdp is 95 which together is 170 watts then i still need a psu upgrade?
 

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