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400w psu enough for gtx 1050?

I purchased hp z220 cmt workstation pc and it has following specs

i5-3570
8gb ram
1tb hdd
I sometimes want to game on it and thought about adding a gtx 1050 or 1050ti but not sure if my psu is capable of it

It's a delta electronics or something psu and its output is 400w it has 1 6pin connector
https://m.imgur.com/gallery/r3InKTu

Will it work perfectly with gtx 1050(ti) ?
Or is there any way i can upgrade that psu and i saw that my mobo needs 18 pin power connector to it so suggest me any good 18pin psu if there is any


I don't have too much knowledge about computer hardwares so pardon me.

Any help will be appreciated.
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  1. Yes it will be enough. Delta Power supplies are usually of decent quality(they're usually found in Dell OEM systems).

    You won't need any auxiliary power connector to plug into a GTX 1050/1050 ti... it takes all the power needed from the slot.

    A GTX 1050/1050ti will consume only 75W max, so you'll be fine upgrading to one of them.
    18A on one of the 12V rails means a max power output of 216W for your GPU.

    UPDATE: Looks like your Delta Dps-400ab-13A also has a 6 pin power connector. So an upgrade to a GTX 1060 3GB/6GB is possible.... that would really transform that workstation into a nice 1080p high/ultra gaming system.
  2. I'll help you out with it and the simple question is: Yes, you will be fine.

    I have a
    AMD A10-6700 APU CPU
    EVGA SSC GTX 1050 TI GPU
    8GB DDR3 1600MHZ 2x4
    2TB HDD
    1TB HDD
    (coming soon even an 120GB SSD)
    A DVD Player
    And the only thing after that needs power is the power light switch

    everything is running on a 350 Watt PSU

    So if i can run this with a 350W PSU, you can run that 400W PSU with ease

    I hope this helped you out ;)
  3. gtx1050ti would be a much better choice as it has 4GB of VRAM instead of 2GB
    (update: that price difference may not make it a "much better choice" so if you know 2GB is fine then the price won't justify the small performance difference... I'd probably get an RX-560 4GB for a budget build at current prices though)

    GTX1050 (2GB) is $110USD (after $20 rebate...aargh)
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cCDzK8/evga-geforce-gtx-1050-2gb-sc-gaming-video-card-02g-p4-6152-kr

    GTX1050Ti (4GB) starts around $155USD after rebate which seems expensive to me because a GTX1060 3GB (not 6GB) model starts around $170 after rebate
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wrmxFT/evga-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-4gb-acx-20-video-card-04g-p4-6251-kr

    RX-560 14CU (4GB) (not 16CU version) can be had for about $85 after rebate, it gets about the same performance as a GTX1050 though the GTX1050 would stutter if a game needed more than 2GB.... the card I link below doesn't even need extra power from a PSU cable thus probably uses roughly 60W or so
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sJVD4D/powercolor-radeon-rx-560-896-4gb-video-card-axrx-560-4gbd5-dha

    also, should you ever want a bigger PSU and same motherboard, which is unlikely, you can get an adapter and buy a regular ATX PSU instead which is probably a better choice to transfer to a later build or the price might be much better.
    https://www.amazon.com/COMeap-Power-Adapter-Workstation-12-inch/dp/B074G12LT5/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541756439&sr=8-3&keywords=24-pin+to+18-pin+power+adapter
  4. How long do you think this psu will keep up with gtx 1050ti?
  5. Best answer
    It will work fine... it's a decent quality unit.
    There's no reason for the PSU to fail with the card.
    The GTX 1050ti is a very efficient card(consumes only 60-65W stock, 75W max when OCed)... Your Delta power supply has plenty of power for it.
  6. Thank you ChumP and others for your time. Now i can purchase gtx 1050ti without any worries.
  7. Glad to help!
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