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JG13~Jäger

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I need you
« on: October 13, 2018, 04:54:18 PM »

Hi all a friend recently offered me a old Desktop PC and i'd like to make it suitable for IL-2
Name of PC: Dell optipex 8100 L
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Id like to set a GTX 550 ti on it with 4giga of RAM (He also need a internal hard disk of 100 Go)
My problem is : My power supply is only 240W is it enough ?( i try to find by myself) if no maybe it will become one when i'll install the Hard disk
He only have 1 Go of RAM  ::( ::( and 10 giga memory
 



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Re: I need you
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 05:18:24 PM »

If you have the money go bigger.. Here is a 850W for $100...
Shop  around .
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2543336&CatId=106
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Re: I need you
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 05:51:38 PM »

So the power supply is a real problem ?
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Re: I need you
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 06:18:29 PM »

Yes, it is.

Too little power means your computer won't boot or it shuts down.

However, the quality of the power supply unit (PSU) is equally important: low quality PSU may very well fry up your computer. So don't buy the first and the cheapest high power PSU you come by. Google the model you are considering before you buy it.

The Thermaltake <Gunny> linked should be a decent one.

You may also want to check:

https://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/650-Watt-Seasonic-FOCUS-Plus-Modular-80--Gold_1184027.html
https://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/750-Watt-Corsair-RMX-Series-RM750x-Netzteil_1232451.html
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Re: I need you
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 06:36:06 PM »

Man.  I'm thinking about buying a new rig.  This discussion makes me want to puke.
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Re: I need you
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 11:26:51 PM »

To answer the OP: No, 240W is not enough.
You can see yourself e.g. here: https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator

240W is typical Dell style: They put in what's barely capable to run the current config.
The base system, without Graphics card (using CPU integrated graphics) gets along with around 200W.
However the GTX 550Ti TDP os 116W (and overclocked cards from most vendors take a little more).

Nvidia's recommendation is a 400W PSU, actually a 350W will do as well.

]cheers[
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Re: I need you
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 04:43:52 AM »

Thanks for all guys you help is precious  :D
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Re: I need you
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 05:36:13 AM »

Nvidia's recommendation is a 400W PSU, actually a 350W will do as well.



That is true, but I would suggest slightly more powerful PSU (500 -700 W) to leave some room for future expansions.
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Re: I need you
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 06:20:41 AM »

My goal is very simple I just want a desktopo PC only for Il-2 so no worry after some modification to make it good for Il-2 it will never be upgraded
Here's a list of what I plans to do for it
-Change the power supply (as you say it is a real problem)
-Change the graphic card (I'm looing for a GTX550 ti)
-Add some SSD because this desktop pc have only A 40giga with Windows on it


I hope the processor wich is a Intel celeron D will not be a problem for Il-2 (because if yes i'll buy another PC something better
And I would put on the other what I had planned to put on the old )

I try to make it cheapest but suitable  as possible
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Re: I need you
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 07:34:49 AM »

I hope the processor wich is a Intel celeron D will not be a problem for Il-2

Celeron D is one crappy processor, but should be adequate.

(because if yes i'll buy another PC something better
And I would put on the other what I had planned to put on the old )

I try to make it cheapest but suitable  as possible

That is excatly what I was thinking.  If you invest a little bit ( ~ 20 €) more on the PSU now it is very easy to upgrade later: you only need to buy a new CPU and a new motherboard and you may leave everything else as it is.
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Re: I need you
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 07:36:00 AM »

I hope the processor wich is a Intel celeron D will not be a problem for Il-2
Which one exactly?
It's a bit confusing since a Dell Optiplex 8100 doesn't seem to exist, let alone with a Celeron D.
We need the precise specs to tell more.

Concerning the PSU Shakaali of course is right when saying "the more the merrier".
PSUs wear out, what's enough today might be on the edge next week and will fail next month in that case.

]cheers[
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Re: I need you
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 08:30:17 AM »

   Sugest visit https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-pc,2601.html   Need read, study, do comparison quality/price...  the best way to have a great computer is built selecting part by part.
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