- 25 months ago
I just wrapped up Mother War, but here I am with another project... Sort of. Not as big this time. I have a Dell Opltiplex 990 that I want to turn into a little gaming box to run games like Fortnite, Unturned, TF2, and CSGO at good settings and resolution. Pretty respectable specs as is. Sandy Bridge i5 2500, 4GB Ram, 1TB hard drive, etc. My plan is to toss another 4GB of Ram and a GeForce GT 1030 into the build and call it good. My issue is the power supply. I don't really want to upgrade this machine more than I have to, but I'm worried about the PSU not supplying sufficient wattage to the machine. When I plug equivalent parts into a PCPP list, the estimated TDP comes to 243W on a 265W PSU. I've been told that PCPP far overestimates the wattage, but I just want to make sure that this will be enough?