Can my power supply support an Asus gtx750 ti??
Hi,I want to know if my power supply can support a Asus gtx 750 GPU that I want to buy...I have this power supply and i think it is a good brand..https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171015
okay, basics, besides you should do some wiki research about that topic...
GPUs have some power requeirements, some more, some less - 75W can be covered by PCIe Slot, anithing else has to come from 6 or 6+2 pin connectors on the other end of the card (mainly oposite of PCIe slot there would be some connectors)
current PSUs normally have 4+4 power cable for CPU, 20(+4) cable for mainboard (ATX / µATX boards), some IDE + Sata power cables for drives and last but not least, depending on the power class, some 6 or 6+2 PCIe power cables supposed to be used for GPU if it's above the 75W from PCIe slot (on the board)
Which means you are limited to 75W cards with your PSU - as your has surprisingly ammount of 0 PCIe cables, whyever, seems to be quite old.
For that point i have to state, older PSU tend to fail if exceeding 5 years of lifetime, mainly due to capacitor fails, even if it works now, and it should with your GTX750 - in the moment you encounter strange behaviour of your rig or fails - you can assume the PSU to finally retire from its longterm duty
thats the funny stuff - we end up in a totally different topic..
1. PSU and GPU have to match at different points:
a) power supply has to be sufficient
b) physical connectors have to match
2. it's all about the budget
3. a new PSU is normally one of the rare updates a good planned rig needs over time (maybe besides storage upgrade or DRAM upgrade)
So, this leads us to the point, what you got on hand? what is the budget? This enables me to judge if the GTX750, which is bit outdated but cheap makes sense and which PSU we should choose for your rig. And would it make sense to buy a bigger card from the point of later rpleacement of CPU + RAM + Board -> or not.
My PC in kinda old so it has old components....
Intel core i5 3.7 GHz
An ONLY VGA monitor(keep that in mind)
And an not functioning GPU ati radeon 4000 series.
My PC isn't working right now cause e old GPU died 4 months ago and I am trying to collect a good but cheap GPU for this PC.
I think the 750ti is a good choice for this PC since it wont handle much for bigger cards...the motherboard is a gigabyte but is a pretty good one.. (I don't remember its exact name now)...I don't want this PC to be supper gaming and that stuff... Just a medium one since now I got nothing (PC is dead).
in this case, starting with a GTX750 is fine - take care, if you take a GTX750ti - it will not be supported by the current PSU, so you choice is:
a) cheap with just GTX750 (that has no additional power plug - make sure to double check)
b) max upgrade is GTX750ti + cheap ~ 400 W bronze PSU + 4GB Ram + SSD for OS, favourite game
believe me 4 Gig ram (identical to current one) +SSD also make a difference in overall performance
your i5 can support easiely also GTX1060 or a bit more, based on your screen, it would not be needed On the other hand full HD 24" flat screen is cheapster now
no problem mate...
1. GTX 750 needs max 75W and not additional power plug - you are fine to go with current PSU
2. GTX 750ti offers more performance, but need new PSU, but if you go for new PSU, you can use almost same price 950ti or 1050ti from later gen
option 2 is way more future proof - but heaviely depends on your budget, this is something i cannot judge for you... all of them are good supported by your i5 and any solutionwould benefit from 4 GB additional ram...
I would finally say, if your budget fits, take 1050ti + 450W bronze PSU, add 4 GB later, whenever it fits - and consider 24" flat screen with fullHD + SSD for next year...
Thanks for your answers they were really helpful.I guess I will go with option 2.I will try to save some extra cash to buy a new PSU and then a gtx 950 or a 1050 plus the 4 extra GB memory. Costly but seems future worthy.... And for the future I will have to buy a new monitor since the current one is only VGA port and the new GPU s have only dvi I dvi d and HDMI ports and I don't think using a dvi I to VGA adepter is a good choice.. I will have a VGA quality
yeah, but DVi -> VGA works most of tthe time, just double check the exact connector with wikii
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_InterfaceQuote:A passive DVI-to-VGA adapter. This adapter will not work with a DVI-D output. It requires a DVI-I or DVI-A output to get the analog signal to a VGA input (even if the adapter looks like a DVI-D). A more expensive active adapter (or converter) is required to connect DVI-D to VGA.
Yes I know it is awesome right?
The honour was mine casue I met such a nice guy as u to answer all my question even if some of them were kinda stupid without getting triggered by me and my sometimes aufull question
Also,what PSU can u advice me to order?
I did some research and I saw that the corsair CX series cx550 is as they say, a pretty good one.For around 65 euros
euros means europe, let me link something for you...
including my personal preferences:
you can change and play with the filters, and find what you exactly want...
I I think I will go for this one https://geizhals.eu/corsair-cx-series-cx550-550w-atx-2-4-cp-9020121-eu-cp-9020121-uk-a1593788.html?hloc=at&hloc=de&hloc=pl&hloc=uk&hloc=eu&v=e as I was previously mentioned about it.It seems pretty good to me.I can order it if I u approve it and give me the green light that it is good.Your opinion matters.And this should have a 6 pin connector for the GPU available right?
your pick has 2x 6/8-Pin PCIe - so it's fine, as your choice is,
i just have to mention that your pick has too much power, even using 1050ti or similar. which is just a small financial issue, as the
PSU runs at the lower end of efficiency most of the time - slightly increased power draw - on the other hand will it be very silent,
as low load means, low heat, which means slower fan - something i prefer (mouse over my left pic - i have way to big PSU) - but not
anyone want to waste money for silence
to make it more clear, example calculation with fiction numbers (too lazy to research 100% exact figures)
550 Watt PSU - 200 Watt usage, 80 % efficiency = 250W consumption
450 Watt PSU - 200 Watt usage, ~85% efficiancy = 235W consumption
No. Efficiency hardly matters on a PSU. On your system you'd be hardly saving anything going with a few % higher efficiency (under €5 a year, likely).
What is more important is the quality of the PSU. It will affect longevity of all parts aswell as itself, and affects reliability (crashes, problems).
Don't go for the corsair cx550. It hasn't been reviewed so all we know it could be dangerous, and low quality.
Go for the CX450M (modular version) which has been proffesionals reviewed and proven great value.
Thank you for your answer.As I saw also that the 450 is better than the 550 in the critics and I will surely go for it.But I saw it is semi-modular because it comes with the two main cable's embedded (CPU,motherboard)but this isn't a problem because they are inevitably gonna be used in every computer so it is like an almost full modular PSU.Correct me if I am wrong
besides every vendor has own plugs on PSU side, so you cant's switch between them...
there is no big difference between full and part modular. As you found yourself, board and CPU are always needed, so it does not make a difference if those are modular or not... but modular always has the advantage, you can skip the unneeded once - just make sure to ziplock the unneeded once, write down what the cables are for and store them well - you will regred if you do not and start searching in case of additional SSD
trust me, happend twice to me and i wanted to bite me own... you know, while searching those cables...
we do normally not just close topics - we prefer to let the people with questions select an best answer - if there is one fitting to the problem.
please also refer to this topic, should explain the things quite well (besides the pictures are gone)