Question Upgrading to GTX 970

Feb 12, 2020
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I'm to upgrade to a ZOTAC GTX 970 4gb. I'm curious whether or not my PSU can handle it.

•My Specs:

CPU-i5-3550s
Mobo-MSI H61M- P20 (G3)
RAM-1x8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 ( +8 gig soon)
STORAGE- 1. SEAGATE 1TB 5400 RPM 2.ADATA SU650
PSU- Corsair VS450
 

Nemesia

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GTX 970 recommended PSU is 500 Watts BUT it needs a good 500 Watts.

Your Corsair VS450 is not really good. It's a low quality PSU and after all that time it's probably not even giving close to 450 Watts. You would need a new PSU and a good quality PSU. If you want suggestions let me know.
 

AMDynamic

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I had a 970 for well over a year and I used a evga bronze 600w psu I think it only cost £44.99 and worked perfect including overclocking.
 

Third-Eye

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Please mention a few good options
Corsair CX550 or CX550M (modular version) are good choices for a lowcost 550watt PSU with two PCIE power cables required by the GTX 970. It should be able to power up to a GTX 2060 Super or RX 5700XT without issue, though if you think you may want something more powerful in the near future, get the 650 or 750watt instead.
 

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