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460w PSU enough for GTX 970?

shomshu
  • 50 months ago

Hey guys I'm planning on upgrading my GPU to the gtx 970 but I have a Dell 460w psu... is this sufficient or do I have to upgrade my psu? I'd really rather not plus I don't plan on overclocking anything at all.

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 Superclocked is the exact model i was looking at.

here are my specs i7 4770k @ 3.4ghz 16 gb ram 1600ghz 2tb hdd cd/dvd drive

if my psu is insufficient for the GTX 970 whats the best gpu i can run on my 460w psu?

thanks for the help guys :D

Comments

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I would not use that PSU, probably pretty risky.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I would question the quality of an OEM PSU before I questioned having enough wattage.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Dell, and most OEMs, are notorious for using really ****** psus in their pcs, maybe try and look up the model number from the info panel and try and figure out if it's a good unit or not?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Dell uses Delta as an OEM.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The 460w indicates one of their workstation desktops. This is probably a Delta.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't quote me on that though.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU specs for a 970 is about 550w minimum for the system.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Take a picture of the sticker on your PSU so I can check whether or not the unit has enough amperage to run the card.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless I see with my eyes a professional review on this PSU, the answer is no.

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