Is My PSU Good Enought For MSI GTX 1050 TI Gaming X

Hello,
I want to upgrade from AMD R7 360 GPU To MSI GTX 1050 TI Gaming (X With 6 Pin Connector).

But i dont know If my PSU is good enough?
Pictures of PSU and currect GPU.


PSU:
https://imgur.com/a/LmbKy

GPU and maybe 6 Pin connector.
https://imgur.com/a/blChJ
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  1. Yes :)
    If you can spare ~$50, replace with this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $39.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-04 15:46 EDT-0400
    Reply to vapour
  2. It only has 20 Amps on the 12v Rail.

    I would recommend replacing it before long, it's VERY old and way out of date for today's hardware.
    Reply to jankerson
  3. That is a bad power supply, it is actually about a 260 watt unit, not 420. An easy way to tell is when the 12V rail amps are far from what the PSU states it is rated for. Most of the high power draw things, video card, CPU, draw power from the 12V rail. Since the vendor of the PSU lists is at a 420 watt but counts the 3.3 and 5 v rails towards that for half of the wattage, that is a huge flag the power supply is bad quality. You had to use an adapter for the video card, that is another sign of a low quality unit, no PCIe power.

    You are lucky your system with the R7 360 in it did not fry the card and/or motherboard.

    I'd leave the card as is, replace the PSU, then buy an upgraded card. Not only that, you did not list your CPU, your CPU may not even be good enough to match the 1050 Ti card.

    If this was my money, I would not spend it going to a 1050 Ti from an R7 360, the 1050 Ti is better but I doubt it's better enough for you to spend the money on a new card.
    Reply to hang-the-9
  4. hang-the-9 said:
    That is a bad power supply, it is actually about a 260 watt unit, not 420. An easy way to tell is when the 12V rail amps are far from what the PSU states it is rated for. Most of the high power draw things, video card, CPU, draw power from the 12V rail. Since the vendor of the PSU lists is at a 420 watt but counts the 3.3 and 5 v rails towards that for half of the wattage, that is a huge flag the power supply is bad quality. You had to use an adapter for the video card, that is another sign of a low quality unit, no PCIe power.

    You are lucky your system with the R7 360 in it did not fry the card and/or motherboard.

    I'd leave the card as is, replace the PSU, then buy an upgraded card. Not only that, you did not list your CPU, your CPU may not even be good enough to match the 1050 Ti card.

    If this was my money, I would not spend it going to a 1050 Ti from an R7 360, the 1050 Ti is better but I doubt it's better enough for you to spend the money on a new card.


    Any recomendations for a new Power Supply?

    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30 GHz
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  5. Seasonic is best quality brand, evo is pretty good model

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $39.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-07 23:20 EDT-0400
    Reply to vapour
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