07-10-2017 05:25 AM
Not long ago I purchased an M800 Tower PC. Now I am looking to upgrade some of its parts for gaming. The power supply currently is 250W a FSP250-30AGBAA (or is it SP50A36171, I can't tell). The motherboard is an iq1x0ms, which I would rather not change. My problem is I am looking to install an EVGA gtx 1060 GPU, but am not sure if:
a) it will fit the motherboard
b) the power supply is adequate or needs to be upgraded
c) I will need some sort of 24-pin to 10-pin adapter to fit an alternate power supply to the motherboard.
P.S: as a side note I don't believe the current power supply has the connectors needed to install a GPU anyway.
Please help, thanks.
07-10-2017 08:59 AM - edited 07-10-2017 09:01 AM
a) measure the card slot length, every generation ThinkCentre can be different, and compare to the measurements in the card specs
b) needs to be upgraded for a 1060
c) see this thread, it's beneficial to get a semi-modular supply, EVGA and Corsair are 2 brands to consider: M700 M800 M900 Tower: upgrade power supply PSU (with a standard aftermarket supply)
I also suggest adding ventilated PCI slot covers to supply the graphics card directly with more cooler outside air.