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I got a new graphics card, however I am 5 watts short of the power I need

I recently got a Geforce Gtx 770 from Asus and my power supply produces 5 watts less than what my entire pc needs. I know it has to be power consumption because my integrated graphics only work when the graphics card is out. Could there possibly be another issue? If it is power consumption how can I get the 5 watts I need?
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  1. What is your full system and specific power supply?
    Whatever you are referencing to check the wattage is probably wrong, as the estimates are overblown.
  2. I have

    Gigabyte GA-M8LMT-USB3 motherboard
    Amd fx6300 cpu
    evga 400w psu
    Asus gtx 770 GPU
    8gb of corsair vegeance ram
  3. You could probably get by with the way it is, but the EVGA unit is almost guaranteed to be on the lower end quality.
  4. But I didn't get by. Is there any fix?
  5. Best answer
    I'd probably recommend replacing the PSU before putting that card into the system to avoid damage. This Corsair is a better quality unit and would provide enough power for the system.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $37.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-23 20:01 EDT-0400

    (This is the cheapest unit I'd recommend).
  6. Thx. I'll try it
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