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CainanCorlett
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Would I need to upgrade my PSU? - Thinkcentre E73

I have Thinkcentre E73 SFF (i3-4150)/500GB/iGPU) which has a 240W PSU; would I need to go to a 300W (/w adaptor) to install a GT 1030 + a CPU Upgrade and if so; what are the PSU's dimensions?

 

This will be the GPU I'm getting: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0719CR59P

This will be the CPU I'm getting: https://ebay.us/pmoh3r

and this the PSU (if needed): https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00I601YI8

 

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Re: Would I need to upgrade my PSU? - Thinkcentre E73

Firstly, that processor you linked too, was never sold with a E73 SFF, it may work, it may not.  Two, if you use one of the lower wattage 'S' processors your system did sell with, you won't need to upgrade the power supply to install a GT 1030.

 

f-e73 sff proc spec.png

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CainanCorlett
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Re: Would I need to upgrade my PSU? - Thinkcentre E73

Alright so if I get this CPU instead I should be fine and not need to upgrade the PSU?

https://ebay.us/rpSsEN

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Re: Would I need to upgrade my PSU? - Thinkcentre E73

Yes, the system can be upgraded to i5-4570S (which uses 19w less than the i5-4460 linked to in the first post, but has equal performance), and can support a GT 1030 DDR5 (30w) with existing factory supply.

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