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Do i need to upgrade my PSU?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Wheatley, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Wheatley

    Associate

    Joined: Apr 4, 2018

    Posts: 27

    Hello,

    I will be hopefully be buying my new GPU next week however i am a bit concerned about my current psu i have in my build. I currently have a Corsair cx 600w psu and have had it for about two years or so however when i purchased this i should have really looked at the rating of the quality however it was the cheapest i could afford and now i have read that it isn't the best power supply to use. The GPU i am looking to get is either a 1060 6gb or a 3gb version however this depends if i need to upgrade my psu as if i do i'll have to settle with the 3gb version. What do you guys think i should do? i will be upgrading to a i7 later on in the year but i will not be overclocking. i would rather get the 6gb as i wouldn't be able to afford the card and the psu.

    My current specs are

    I5600
    16GB DDR4 2133 RAM
    Asus 110 plus motherboard

    Many Thanks
     
  2. EsaT

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 4,284

    Location: Finland

    GTX 1060 isn't power hungry, though factory overclocked models can draw closer to 150W.
    Anyway would replace that cheap capacitor PSU in couple years, unless PC use is at level of few hours per day.

    And unless getting used CPU fitting to that motherboard cheaply would recommend AMD, because they allow upgrading to newer CPU without always getting new motherboard.
     
  3. Wheatley

    Associate

    Joined: Apr 4, 2018

    Posts: 27

    Well for the time I have had it its been under some heavy use probably more than a few hours aday but been using it for e sport titles as that's the limit the igpu can really do and normal day to day use. Is it OK to keep for a while longer till I can afford a better one as I would prefer to get the 6gb.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  4. EsaT

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 4,284

    Location: Finland

    Integrated GPU is very low in both performance and power consumption so PSU hasn't been stressed much.