Question PSU powerful enough for GPU upgrade?

marcelkappelgaard

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Hello,

I want to upgrade my GPU to an RX 5600-XT, but I am wondering if my PSU is powerful enough or do I need to upgrade that as well?

Build:
Case: Zalman z9*
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor [Newer Upgrade]
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 [Newer upgrade]
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard [Newer Upgrade]
Graphic Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB GDDR5 128 bit [3 years old]
HDD: 500GB
Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive [Getting Samsung 1 TB SSD soon]
Cooler master MVE 500
1x 24'' 144hz ViewSonic 1x 24'' 60hz Samsung

Thank you.
 

Lutfij

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Well, then, I'll bite. How old is your existing PSU? No it won't be enough from the get go even if was a brand new unit. I'd suggest a reliably build 650W unit so you have headroom for your build and future overclocking endeavors or at the very least, be able to hold onto the PSU for a long time.
 

marcelkappelgaard

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Well, then, I'll bite. How old is your existing PSU? No it won't be enough from the get go even if was a brand new unit. I'd suggest a reliably build 650W unit so you have headroom for your build and future overclocking endeavors or at the very least, be able to hold onto the PSU for a long time.
My PSU is maybe 4 months old if even that, lets say I buy the GPU now and wait with the PSU for a couple of months, would that be ok you recon? Just can't afford a new GPU and PSU right now.
 

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