Is it safe? regarding gpu and psu

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  1. pokyeah88

    pokyeah88 Member

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    Hello gurus, sry to bother u guys again but i need some input,
    long story short, my ups power supply blew up, what left working only my ssd & hdd and my friend sold to me hp elitedesk for a very low price under 200usd,
    Spec:
    -i5 6500
    -mobo intel q170 (didnt even know this q model exist)
    -2x8gb dd4 2133
    -280watts 80 plus platinum PSU

    paired it with gigabyte 1050ti the 2 fans version without 6 pin.

    The problem: for my gaming hobby the 1050ti is not enough, since my previous gpu is 390.

    My question: is it safe for me to pair this hp PSU with a ref gtx 1060, because hp mobo is not compatible with non HP psu. :bang:

    thx for your time.
     
  2. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    You would be increasing your power consumption by about 50W. Do you have more info on that PSU?
     
  3. lexer98

    lexer98 Master Guru

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    You can mod a normal PSU to fit on those privative HP boards, but requieres some electronic skill or you can buy a adaptor.
    Internally the HP SFF PSU are pretty much the same as a ATX only the VSB line is different 12V instead of 5v
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  4. pokyeah88

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    yes, hope this img helps

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  5. pokyeah88

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    QUOTE=lexer98 You can mod a normal PSU to fit on those privative HP boards, but requieres some electronic skill or you can buy a adaptor.
    Internally the HP SFF PSU are pretty much the same as a ATX only the VSB line is different 12V instead of 5v.


    so this act as a converter right ? thanks didnt know they make it.
     
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  6. lexer98

    lexer98 Master Guru

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    Is pretty much an adapter only has a step-up 5v > 12v for the VSB line :)
     
  7. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    The 12V rail on it allows for up to 192W (this is HDD, SSD, Main Board, Fans and GPU) as the GPU uses ~135w that leaves about 57W for everything else. It will be tight and you will have that PSU maxed out during gaming so I would look into what lexer98 is suggesting. That way you can get a 400W unit and be golden.
     
  8. pokyeah88

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    Thanks a lot Loophole35 and lexer98. Bought the adaptor and and EVGA 500+ psu, the only drawback is the no fan detected warning even tho the fan is spininng, other than that everything is ok.Work flawlessly with asus gtx 1060 turbo. Will change to ryzen 5 or the "real" mobo eg: b150 after i have the budget.
     
  9. lexer98

    lexer98 Master Guru

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    The hp sff psu has a fan tach and pwm signal on one connector, that is the reason of the motherboard alert.
    Good to hear that everything is working fine
     

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