Question Prebuilt upgrade

Jun 14, 2019
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Hi guys i have a prebuilt dell optiplex 980 with i5 650, 8 gb ddr3 ram,500gb hdd an optical drive and a 305w psu. Can it fit a gigabyte gtx 750 ti 4gb windforce. I am curious if the 305w psu can properly with that card. (ps. The card has a 6pin connector)
 
depends on what version of case it has. for that model i see it comes in both a mid tower and slim. also the GPU has a 6 pin connector but does your power supply have one?

in the end though if it is a 305W PSU i doubt it will be able to supply enough power to it
 
Jun 14, 2019
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A gigabyte gtx 1050 2gb would be a better choice for that pc with this psu and the gpu could bottleneck the cpu??
 
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Hi! I know I'm late, hopefully not too late.
I ran a psu calculator and, assuming you have a 1050, 2 ram sticks and 1 92mm fan, the estimated load wattage would be 277w. Your psu technically enough, but this means only 90% load, whereas you want the load to be no more than 70-80%. Apart from that, I doubt a 7-8 year psu can provide the rated wattage anymore. Not to mention proprietary psu's may not even have a 6 pin cable; graphics cards with 6 pin connectors (though for 750ti may not be vital, but still important) require more than 75w (tdp of 1050), your system will need even more than 277w.

Anyway, there are some good news. I've done some research and, apparently, your motherboard has a standard 24 pin connector (unlike some prebuilts), so you can upgrade your psu to something better. But, whatever you do, do not cheap out with your psu. Stay away from $20 grey/greenish units that are not even rated 80+. There are good units for $60 (may vary in your region). Check a psu tier, like this (preferrably first 3-4 tiers)or this.
 

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