[SOLVED] Please help

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Please assist, i want to turn a dell optiplex 7010 (BIG BOX - 3.4GHZ) into a gaming pc - the GPU i would like to use is a EVGA GTX 1050 ti 4gb do i need put in a more powerful power supply or can i use the existing one - new to computers don't know what to do

Dell optiplex 7010 specs
I5 CPU 3.4GHZ
8GB RAM
WANT TO USE EVGA GTX 1050 ti 4gb
 

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To be honest i don't know which power supply. however the only info on there that i understand is that it has 275w

im thing of getting a:


https://www.takealot.com/lestech-500w-power-supply/PLID44901453
500 Watt power supply

1 X 20+4 PIN MAIN CONNECTOR
1 X 4PIN EPS/ATX CONNECTOR
3 X 4PIN PERIHERAL CONNECTORS
3 X SATA CONNECTORS
1 X FLOPPY CONNECTOR
LesTech 500W Power Supply
Avoid that PSU like the plague!
Never go cheap on a PSU!

See point 1 here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/top-not-as-obvious-mistakes-made-when-selecting-parts-for-a-custom-pc.3510178/

Minimum one could recommend that's usually the most budget friendly is a CX 2017 model.
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $49.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-17 15:28 EDT-0400
 
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The problem is not the size of the PSU, it's the quality. What wattage is it per chance anyway?

Typically the Dell OEM PSUs are very poor quality -
if it is one of their poor quality ones, then I would avoid upgrading until the PSU is upgraded, as a poor quality PSU can cause instability, and also risk damage to the rest of your components - and the last thing we'd want you to do is buy new components for a bad PSU to take them out.

See point 1 here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/top-not-as-obvious-mistakes-made-when-selecting-parts-for-a-custom-pc.3510178/

Do you know what PSU model exactly is in it?
 
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To be honest i don't know which power supply. however the only info on there that i understand is that it has 275w

im thing of getting a:


https://www.takealot.com/lestech-500w-power-supply/PLID44901453
500 Watt power supply

1 X 20+4 PIN MAIN CONNECTOR
1 X 4PIN EPS/ATX CONNECTOR
3 X 4PIN PERIHERAL CONNECTORS
3 X SATA CONNECTORS
1 X FLOPPY CONNECTOR
LesTech 500W Power Supply
Avoid that PSU like the plague!
Never go cheap on a PSU!

See point 1 here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/top-not-as-obvious-mistakes-made-when-selecting-parts-for-a-custom-pc.3510178/

Minimum one could recommend that's usually the most budget friendly is a CX 2017 model.
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $49.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-17 15:28 EDT-0400
 
Reactions: matthew007

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It depends which 7010 you got, and if it's proprietory, you should look in your PC itself or in the manual - if it is standardised ATX, then yet it will be fine.

However Dell OEM often make proprietory gear so that it can't be easily upgraded.
 

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