Power requirements for new GPU

rstone

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Mar 26, 2017
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I'm looking to upgrade to a 1060 in my R2 and currently have a 240w adapter. All the information I've found on the subject says that I need to buy a 330w adapter to have enough power to run a newer card (I currently have a 745), but Dell's website says the 240w adapter should be fine to run GPUs up to 150w maximum. Since the 1060 only needs 120w, shouldn't that be fine? Does anyone have experience using newer GPUs with lower-power adapters?

While I'm here - does anyone know if any of the non-Geforce cards that are small enough to fit in the case come with blower-style cooling? I'm having a hard time finding one, and I'd prefer not to buy straight from Nvidia if I can.

Thanks!
 

8*sectorb6

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this is a pny 1060 blower style it says 9.5 long and should fit No modding needed.
https://www.amazon.com/PNY-Video-Gr...&qid=1490563366&sr=8-4&keywords=vcggtx10606pb

I have the Sapphire RX 470 OC fits no modding..Note I have the 330w PS
https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Rad...ie=UTF8&qid=1490563995&sr=1-6&keywords=rx+470

I think you may need the 330w for this tho

others here state that they have added the 1050 Mini non blower style without heat issues( I like the RX amd cards and if you have free sync monitor or looking to upgrade Free sync monitors have No added charges like Gsync..Its a matter of personnel choices..

Good luck.
you maybe safer with a lower powered 1050 --yet Myself I would wonder about heat issues in case..I cannot say one way or another on that.
 

rstone

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Mar 26, 2017
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Thanks for the information! Unfortunately, it looks like the PNY cards aren't available in Australia, so I guess I'll have to keep looking. And yeah, I figured at first I'd have to get the 330w adapter, but I was hoping I'd be able to avoid it after I found the Dell site's information.