Question Upgrading prebuilt pc

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So I have a medion pre-built pc with a Intel i5-6402p
Rx460
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8 gb ram
120 gb ssd
1 tb hdd
350w supply
And I just got a vega 56 of a family member.
I know I will have to change the psu if I want to have the card but how much watt do I have to get and what other things do you recommend on changing?

I thank you for any answer :)
 
RX Vega 56/64 have higher power requirements than most cards. The Vega 56 can have power spikes up around 375W. To keep it simple you need at least 650W-750W power supply.

Tell us what country you are buying in and I or someone else can recommend some good PSUs.
 
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RX Vega 56/64 have higher power requirements than most cards. The Vega 56 can have power spikes up around 375W. To keep it simple you need at least 650W-750W power supply.

Tell us what country you are buying in and I or someone else can recommend some good PSUs.
I am from Belgium and is there anything else I would have to change
 
Nothing else you HAVE to change no. You may find you want a better CPU and 16GB of RAM, but it's not required to enjoy the better GPU. May be required to fully utilize it in some games though.

This may seem a little expensive but it has a 10 year warranty and is one of the best you can buy.

Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (€104.90 @ Paradigit)
 
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Nothing else you HAVE to change no. You may find you want a better CPU and 16GB of RAM, but it's not required to enjoy the better GPU. May be required to fully utilize it in some games though.

This may seem a little expensive but it has a 10 year warranty and is one of the best you can buy.

Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (€104.90 @ Paradigit)
Yea a bit but I will look if I can find something like this a bit cheaper and thx for your help.
 
SeaSonic - S12II 620 W 80+ Bronze
https://be.pcpartpicker.com/product/nB3RsY/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii620bronze

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€66.00+€6.95 s/h€72.95
This is still a very good PSU but it is a little cheaper. This seasonic psu is capable of 620 watts. Its a little less efficient but should work well and much better than your default psu. Seasonic isTHE BEST psu manufacturer from my findings, and this is coming from an owner of a corsair psu. A modern enthusiast grade CPU and Vega 56 will need at least a 550 watt, and that is a if nothing is overclocked and just scraping by. With a 620 or 650 watt psu you will have a little room to grow.
 
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You could go for a cheaper seasonic psu: https://be.pcpartpicker.com/product/nB3RsY/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii620bronze
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€66.00+€6.95 s/h€72.95
This is still a very good PSU but it is a little cheaper. It is still a very good seasonic psu capable of 620 watts. Its a little less efficient but should work well and much better than your default psu. A modern enthusiast grade CPU and Vega 56 will need at least a 550 watt, and that is a if nothing is overclocked and just scraping by. With a 620 or 650 watt psu you will have a little room to grow.
Okay thx for your help I will probably pick that one for the price
 
FSP makes great OEM power supplies. That psu is 80+ bronze, the same as most budget to mid range enthusiast power supplies. Even though it is only 350 watts, FSP power supplies are generally high quality and that psu could power up to a GTX 1050ti, a good card for 1080p gaming, making the psu somewhat valuable to people wanting to power a budget gaming rig. It could generally power any gpu with no pcie power connectors, so maybe a 2050ti when it comes out? FSP also makes enthusiast psus so they definitely have experience with power supplies. Id try to sell it as gently used on eBay to recoup a little money spent on the new psu. Just a note, your 4c/4t I5 cpu @2.8ghz will limit a Vega 56 in games, so keep that in mind if performance isn't as expected.
 
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Not particularly. The Corsair CX and Seasonic S12/M12 tend to be the cheapest PSUs worth buying.
Watch out for older CX psus with green letters on the label such as:https://www.bestbuy.com/site/corsair-cx-series-modular-cx750m-750w-80-plus-bronze-atx-power-supply-black/8324202.p?skuId=8324202&ref=212&loc=1&ref=212&loc=1&ds_rl=1260666&ds_rl=1266837&ds_rl=1266837&gclid=CjwKCAiAnsnjBRB6EiwATkM1XpCUVMsK82QnwUaIDMXOPwM72OLHDnsVEjhZDnEMLo1-ivvTjv6t8xoCZiIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
If the letters on the label are grey the psu is of good quality and a somewhat recent design, such as: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Power/cxm-series-2015-config/p/CP-9020061-NA
If the letters are green avoid the psu at all cost! They might seem like identical psus but the grey label are 10000% better than the green label power supplies.
You cant go wrong with a seasonic power supply.
 
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Watch out for older CX psus with green letters on the label.
If the letters on the label are grey the psu is of good quality and a somewhat recent design, such as: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Power/cxm-series-2015-config/p/CP-9020061-NA
If the letters are green avoid the psu at all cost!
You cant go wrong with a seasonic power supply.
Thx for all your advice you really helped me out and mate really thx
I will probably buy a seasonic and try to sell the other one for a cheap price
 
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