Need help with Power!

I want to upgrade my graphics card from the intel integrated to an Nvidia GTX550ti, but Im not sure if my psu could handle the amount of power needed, and i dont want to upgrade my PSU right now as that would void my 1 year warranty

Pc specs:

Core I3-2130K
Asus P8H61-MX
8GB DDR3 RAM (1.5V 2X4GB stick)
WD Caviar Blue 1TB
CD/DVD Writer
300W PSU
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  1. not possible to use that computer with a gtx 550ti without changing PSU.

    After you change it, you can think about addin a 550ti to your computer.
  2. at least 400W recommended for gtx 550ti
    Whats the model of the psu? If its a good one it might run it
  3. chimera201 said:
    at least 400W recommended for gtx 550ti
    Whats the model of the psu? If its a good one it might run it

    i didnt build the computer so i dont know, it is just the standard zoostorm psu that comes with basically all their systems
  4. lazergaze said:
    i didnt build the computer so i dont know, it is just the standard zoostorm psu that comes with basically all their systems


    like i said, on most of the pre-build systems they just put a CPu to handle the current components, so yes you need to upgrade it first.

    you could also check the 650 ti models that are out now instead of going with the 550ti, they cost a little more, but the performance is better.
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