Question Will my PSU be enough? MS Industrial 550W

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Have a question I need help with... I have a 550W MS Industrial PSU and I upgraded to an RX 570 4GB (Asus ROG Strix) yesterday, can I power it without it exploding? (I plan on powering it with a molex to 8 pin adapter)
Here's the rest of the hardware:
I5-2500k @4.2Ghz
10GB of RAM (4 sticks)
300GB HDD SATA 7.2k RPM

Thank you for the help!
 
Get a better PSU. Like the Corsair CX550M.

The 12V rail in a PSU is used by the most demanding components: the graphics card and the CPU.

Your PSU has only 16 amps on the 12V rail. That's 16A * 12V = 192W. That's barely enough to power anything. Most of the power in that PSU is in the 3.3V and 5V rails which are unusable by graphics cards and CPUs. Those rails are for drives and such.

Also, this is a very very low quality PSU - using any adapter to power hardware with reasonable power draw is a recipe for disaster.

The Corsair CX550M I linked above actually has all 550W on the 12V rail and 100W extra on the 3.3V and 5V rails. That's how you know that it's a good PSU - or you look at this tier list: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/psu-tier-list-psucultists.3624094/ . I recommend anything Tier B and above.
 
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What about there, price is around $40-$50, since I'm in Croatia I'm a bit short of cash...
Kolink KL-C500, 80+ Bronze (600W)
LC POWER LC5550 Silent series, 80+ Bronze (550W)
Silverstone Strider Essential, 80+ (500W)
 
Get a better PSU. Like the Corsair CX550M.

The 12V rail in a PSU is used by the most demanding components: the graphics card and the CPU.

Your PSU has only 16 amps on the 12V rail. That's 16A * 12V = 192W. That's barely enough to power anything. Most of the power in that PSU is in the 3.3V and 5V rails which are unusable by graphics cards and CPUs. Those rails are for drives and such.

Also, this is a very very low quality PSU - using any adapter to power hardware with reasonable power draw is a recipe for disaster.

The Corsair CX550M I linked above actually has all 550W on the 12V rail and 100W extra on the 3.3V and 5V rails. That's how you know that it's a good PSU - or you look at this tier list: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/psu-tier-list-psucultists.3624094/ . I recommend anything Tier B and above.
It has 2 12v rails but it’s still garbage
 
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