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Hong Kong 131_IQ 
I just bought an RTX 2070, and it says it needs 550W to use... I have 500W, and its working fine, will it be a problem`?
2018-11-21 02:15
yes, it will hurt your card in longrun alot since you haven't even accounted for CPU. Get a better power source, you seem rich cause 2070 so
2018-11-21 02:16
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North America LilPump 
Yes, your power supply doesn't only give power to the GPU you know
2018-11-21 02:17
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refrezh | 
Poland PSZ 
i think you may have problems when it runs at 100% power
2018-11-21 02:16
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United States burzeus 
better to be safe than sorry
2018-11-21 02:17
No u don't have that's a fuckin myth.if your system overall uses 400-450 watt u're good but u have to have a good apu on that watt not a cheap one
2018-11-21 02:19
is there somewhere i can see how much my system uses?
2018-11-21 02:20
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Finland vetu104 
There are online calculators, where you input your pc parts + usage and it outputs the expected power draw in watts. Google "psu calculator". The most reliable method would be to add a power meter between your computer and the wall socket though.
2018-11-21 02:47
Cooler Master B500 VER.2, 500W PSU
2018-11-21 02:23
buy 700W
2018-11-21 02:19
No, 500 is enough If its a cheap one it might not
2018-11-21 02:20
Cooler Master B500 VER.2, 500W PSU
2018-11-21 02:23
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Finland vetu104 
Of course the card doesn't draw 500w duh. Nvidia recommends a minimum 500w psu with a typical pc with that gpu. The typical is mentioned there somewhere, 120 TDP cpu iirc, so any not overclocked modern intel i5-i7. If the system would be power starved (with a decent enough quality, but too small wattage psu), the pc would just instantly crash when entering high load. This will not cause hardware failure, but data loss and system file corruption might occur.
2018-11-21 02:25
thanks alot! :) my psu is Cooler Master B500 VER.2, 500W PSU
2018-11-21 02:29
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Finland vetu104 
It will probably degrade the psu faster though, if it's constantly running near its max capacity. A failing psu can damage pc parts.
2018-11-21 02:34
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Finland vetu104 
And here is a good tier list for psu's: linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-.. Yours is in the second to worst tier listed, so I would get a better one ASAP.
2018-11-21 02:52
i've never done anything withu a computer but change graphics card and ram... if i am to change my cpu i must rewier the entire thing, could be hard
2018-11-21 13:26
thanks alot , i wish i could re-pay you some way :) btw, do you think i should change from 16gb ram to 32? will it affect my fps something?
2018-11-21 13:29
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f0rest | 
Brazil leeo^^ 
if you only play cs go then it's not worth it. csgo won't even use 8gb entirely
2018-11-21 14:07
fortnite :D
2018-11-21 14:38
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nak | 
Canada tabar_nak 
always overcompensate with your PSU. better safe then sorry with an expensive and delicate gaming instrument
2018-11-21 02:29
ye, my last psu was budgeted and just fitting power budget. bronze standard with 3 years warranty. broke after 3 years. bought a gold standard with 100w or so extra afterwards, 5 years warranty.
2018-11-21 02:35
It will work but in the same time you wont be able to uilize the GPU so it would mean that you basically bought a gtx 1060 since a lot of the power will go to the motherboard/CPU and ofc you are never using 500/500 of the power. => if you dont intend to increase the power (and probably need a cooling system for the entire pc) sell the card and buy 1060/1060ti and some ice cream cuz you would have plenty of extra cash cuz if im not mistaken all the newer (even gtx 1070/1080) ones require 500-500W which results in total need of around 850 from the entire pc.
2018-11-21 02:56
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Finland vetu104 
#9
2018-11-21 03:29
this is bs, im trying it right now and its performance is insanly diffrent to the 1060 i allready had :P
2018-11-21 13:27
Point im trying to make is that you're not utilizing it to its potential
2018-11-21 20:18
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United Kingdom jMz86 
The draw from the graphics card is 185w for founders edition and 175w for a regular card. If you've got a 500w power supply that leaves 315w or 325w respectively, as long as the rest of your components and peripherals don't draw more than that, then it will be fine. Your cpu will be the next highest draw of power, depending on what it is it could be anything from 65w to 140w+ ... I think the average for mine (8700k) is about 100w... though mine probably draws a little more since it's overclocked. I'd account about 10w for each ram module, 4w for each ssd , 8w for each hdd, a couple for each fan. The recommendation of 550w will be based on the average draw of computers + the card and they have probably added extra wattage as room for error but it is not device specific, it is just a recommendation. Let's say your cpu draws 200w (which is on the high end of the scale) Graphics card draws 185w, I'll assume you have 16gb, maximum of 4 modules so we'll add 40w, 1 hdd so add 8w and 2 ssd's, so another 8w added, Probably no more than 5 fans including cpu fan so add 10w.... That's around 450w so you've got 50w spare for peripherals and any other devices..... this is all on the assumption that they are hitting maximum power draw at the same time as well.. which will likely not happen very often.... I think you will be fine dude :D
2018-11-21 13:52
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f0rest | 
Brazil leeo^^ 
if you didn't overclock anything then it should be enough. However make sure your psu is of good quality, some say they're 500w when in reality they don't give even 200w.
2018-11-21 13:59
It's not that bad , but it can make your power supply block outdate faster
2018-11-21 20:24
It should be normally sufficient, the nVidia 550W recommendation includes theorethical power draw of entire PC. Anyway, what is your PSU model?
2018-11-21 20:27
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Denmark baitzera 
I think you will be fine, though having said that, the PSU is probably one of the last components in a PC build that you should save on quality wise.
2018-11-21 20:31
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United States small__dude 
itll probably be okay just dont vacuum and use hair dryer at same time
2018-11-21 20:36
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