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BradStickings

23 months ago

Hello, I was wondering about my computer, which only has 92w of power. The total power of my GeForce GTX 1050 ( 75w ) and my Intel i3-3240 ( 55w ) is 130w. I haven't experienced any major performance issues or errors. I use my Computer for general use such as shopping and internet browsing + light and medium gaming

Currently I am looking for a new processor and want to upgrade to an Intel i5-3570k which would increase my total wattage to 152w!

If it makes any difference I have 8gb RAM.

All I want to know is if it will make an impact or if I should upgrade to a higher wattage power supply. If so any suggestions for a good budget power supply?

Thanks - Brad

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Without knowing your PSU, how should we know?

That's an conventional socket 1155 overclock build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $275.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard -
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Phoenix Video Card $157.88 @ OutletPC
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $33.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $739.72
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $694.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-29 17:43 EST-0500

I wouldn't go lower than PCPP suggested total power consumption.

So, even a 300 Watt PSU would be enough.

I doubt you have a lower PSU than that.

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