Question Should I upgrade my Corsair CX430 in respect to my GPU?

Mar 25, 2019
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Hello all,

I'm currently running an EVGA GTX 650Ti with a Corsair CX430 PSU. I want to upgrade my GPU with a GTX 1660 by Palit. The company, Palit, recommends a system power of at least 450W.

Is it, therefore, best to search for a different graphics card that will reach the specs of my current PSU, or upgrade my PSU to the recommended specification? I currently have an Intel Core i5-3470 and 16GB of DDR3 RAM.

My aim here is to run flight simulator (Prepar3d) where I can get high settings whilst having more than 30fps. I'm currently stuck with medium/low settings with less than 30fps.

Thank you for reading this,

Acerazus
 

13thmonkey

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Personally i'd say go for a 550W, the card is classed at 120W, but may pull 140W
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-turing-tu116,6027-5.html
The CPU is rated at 77W but can pull 100.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/5871/intel-core-i5-3470-review-hd-2500-graphics-tested
You don't want to run a PSU at it's top end (in my opinion). It'll cope, but it's not ideal, it's hot, and that'll degrade things more quickly.
https://www.hardwaresecrets.com/corsair-cx430-power-supply-review/7/
 

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