Question Upgrading to a 750 watt PSU. I fear that I might damage other components. Help.

Apr 20, 2019
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Hello.

I have a dell optiplex 7020 case and a 08wkv3 dell mainboard (according to cpu-z). I wanted to upgrade my psu to fit in my gtx 1050ti 4gb, but my mainboard has an 8 pin port for the psu, and my psu is a 24 pin connector. So I am planning to buy a 24 to an 8 pin adapter. However, I have heard that this might fry my mainboard because it will not be able to handle such electrical power. So, is it wiser to just buy the $12 adapter and risk it (if there is any risk), or should I buy a new mainboard that already has a 24 pin port and be safe. The only unapealing thing here is that I might have to go and buy a new case so it becomes compatible with my new mainboard, etc. My psu has a total of 750 watts and is a corsair cx 750m psu.

Thanks.
 
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Stock Dell PSU's are different! So maker and Watts is really what I was asking for.
Ok. I know dell has very low wattage psus and they do not make it easy to upgrade. That is why I want to know for sure. Can you tell me whether it is or is not safe? And if not can you calculate it?
 
Im adding a gpu tho. I was told that will require a 400/500 watt psu. And is it bad if i buy a overkill psu?
recommendations are always high actual load will be as I said 200-250watts. Here you can see full system load with GTX1060 which needs more, never reaching 300watts https://www.anandtech.com/show/10540/the-geforce-gtx-1060-founders-edition-asus-strix-review/16
Hence my question about the dell PSU.
Bigger PSU does not harm anything and is totally safe to use.
 
Apr 20, 2019
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recommendations are always high actual load will be as I said 200-250watts. Here you can see full system load with GTX1060 which needs more, never reaching 300watts https://www.anandtech.com/show/10540/the-geforce-gtx-1060-founders-edition-asus-strix-review/16
Hence my question about the dell PSU.
Bigger PSU does not harm anything and is totally safe to use.
So to recap, using a 24 to 8 pin adapter is TOTALLY safe. I am using an onverkill 750w psu because i got it from a friend. So there is no way I destroy my pc if i connect everything correctly and add the gpu correctly?
 

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