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Will my PSU support this video card?


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#1 ghunt

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 02:44 PM

Hi everyone,

 

I just ordered a refurbished HP Z400 workstation. Xeon 3.2 GHz, 8 gb RAM, 475W PSU.

 

I want to install a Zotac Geforce GTX 560 in it, which I believe says it requires a 450W PSU.

 

Will I be OK to install in this computer? I know the Xeon has kind of a high power draw but I believe the Z400 comes with a Radeon 1450 that I think has a fan on it, so if I remove that there might be enough extra juice I would be OK, but I wanted to make sure.

Edit: I should add, I'm not really a gamer per se but I do play some games on my computers, most specifically World of Warships and World of Tanks. I'd like to be able to run the graphics on a fairly high setting hence the upgrade.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:26 AM

Anyone???



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Posted 20 November 2015 - 07:34 AM

The power requirements listed for GPU's factor in the entire system draw.  I like having a little extra power from the PSU so it isn't running at capacity all the time.  If you are having issues running that card, go for a 550W or greater power supply from Corsair, Seasonic, or EVGA,


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 10:07 AM

Well problem there is that the Z400 has a proprietary PSU that can't just be swapped out for a standard one. Probably why they're such a good deal online.

 

After some searching and digging I think this is what I want to do-

 

My computer has a Xeon quad core, 3.2 GHz as mentioned above.

 

I found some E-power 450W GPU-dedicated 5.25 bay PSU's on amazon so I think I will get one of those to power the video card.

 

And I figure if I'm doing that why not go a little big on the video card? So, I'm looking at a Radeon R7 370 with 4GB of VRAM (256 bit). I figure that way I shouldn't need to upgrade for awhile. But, would that be too much video card for the processor?



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Posted 23 November 2015 - 11:10 AM

No, there is no way a gpu can be too much for a cpu.

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