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Would a Corsair TX-M 550W Power Supply fit in my Dell Optiplex 3020 MT?

After getting the Asus Gtx 1050 ti Cerberus 4gb I started to hear loud fan noises from the power supply.This is the stock 290w dell power supply and it <Profanity removed>.I really want to buy a silent power supply that doesn't have more than 550w and it's a 80+ power efficiency.After some searching a found this:Corsair TX-M 550W

1.Will it fit in my Dell Optiplex 3020 MT?

2.Is it loud or makes a bad noise?

3.Will it work for 3+years with max 5 hours/day?

4.Do i need special cables for my motherboard,CD-Drive(Stock) etc.

5.Will my performance be increased(more than now) when i put my gtx in OverClock mode(Asus GPU Tweaker ||)

Thank you for your time! 

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Re: Would a Corsair TX-M 550W Power Supply fit in my Dell Optiplex 3020 MT?

No because 3020 does not use standard power supply.

https://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-OptiPlex-3020-PSU-Main-Power-24-Pin-to-8-Pin-Adapter-Cable-30cm...

Bare minimum Recommended is EVGA 700BR.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-700w-atx12v-eps12v-80-plus-bronze-power-supply-dc-dc-technology-bl...


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Re: Would a Corsair TX-M 550W Power Supply fit in my Dell Optiplex 3020 MT?

Any other recommendations? 

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Re: Would a Corsair TX-M 550W Power Supply fit in my Dell Optiplex 3020 MT?

yes with the $7 adapter

for sure. proof here, even with 200 POWER HOG WORST GPU CARD MADE, HERE.

I too have TX PSU.  and is very powerful. if your read the spec, huge power there even at 3v and 5v rails.

posted now vast times.

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Re: Would a Corsair TX-M 550W Power Supply fit in my Dell Optiplex 3020 MT?

this question has been covered on this forum  3020mT  + GPU or PSU vast times.

and ends the same way each time, did you search first>?  seems not, but IDK.

the answer is yes, and yes and yes,  with the ADAPTER , the MOBO HAS NO 24pin ATX power jack , oK?

yes many have ,yes it works and yes buy a 500 to 750watt PSU,  and the stock psu is 5.51" long and so are the ones presented, the sellers every one tell you what size the PSU is, ATX.

all are 86mm tall, ATX spec.

all are 150mm wide, ATX spec.

and they vary by length, 140mm for weak PSU and longer up to 160mm for 850watt at CORSAIR.

what PSU you buy is your call, ,vast are sold and you get  what you pay for, in quality.

Corsair TX-M 550W , at newegg shows length is ok I can not be Diety and speak for Newegg or Corsair not me, not anyone really, all you can do is read the spec, and BELIEVE it.  Go to Corsair.com and read, first, ok?

 Inches = MM divided by 25.4, (math)

please search here," 3020mt PSU"   this has been answered Vast time now,,,, endless for sure.

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Re: Would a Corsair TX-M 550W Power Supply fit in my Dell Optiplex 3020 MT?

there are 2 answers,  what works now, or what you need next year, at next GPU upgrade.

or the RTX titan at 320watts just  it.

only you know what you need now and next year ,or as some do what they plan for 3 years, down the road.

why upgrade 3 times some say, but is  your choice.

cases in point, here. 8000 users with upgrades on this PC> LOOK see, and most have NEW PSU, not sold...

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Re: Would a Corsair TX-M 550W Power Supply fit in my Dell Optiplex 3020 MT?

This is why i am buying a new PSU.My Stock 290w psu started making a lot of weird noises sience i got the Asus Gtx 1050 ti Cerberus 4gb OC.When playing Fortnite it's like i have a UFO in my Computer. IT'S SO LOUD.I can hear it through my headphones and it's so annoying.Even in standby i can hear my psu from 5 meters.So? Can it power my Graphics card (no extra cables required for external power) my cd drive, my ssd, my Hard Drive and my motherboard? And will this specific Model fit? If you want i can send you a recording so that you can hear the psu when i am playing fortnite.Thanks for replying! 

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Re: Would a Corsair TX-M 550W Power Supply fit in my Dell Optiplex 3020 MT?

ok,  but playing top games runs the GPU clocks at max. 

at max the GPU goes to full power from the PSU<

that old dell PSU will overheat easy

that PC is not a gaming PC it is for business, like for email, or web cruise or running OFFICE and in 2D mode.

is was never designed to run any top AAA+ game ever.

there is nothing new here,  this is all normal,  now that I know what you are doing

VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU (best play)

but series 6 has no w10 support so GTX710 is now the new MIN. Nvidia rules, this. fact.

Your 1050ti only uses 75watts max, but your PSU is tiny,  150 for the PC and 75w for GPU is  225watts and your PSU gets hot, that is what it does and when it does the fan screams.  (BY DESIGN)

if you dont like noise get a 500 to 750w PSU. (for sure  TX or better PSU)

 

fortnite has endless settings, to change FPS, some can even lower the PSU load.  endless, fiddling there.

 

here is the card benchmarks just this game.

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Re: Would a Corsair TX-M 550W Power Supply fit in my Dell Optiplex 3020 MT?

So i can Get THIS power supply or NOT? (the one i mentioned in the description) AND most importantly will it fit? 

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Re: Would a Corsair TX-M 550W Power Supply fit in my Dell Optiplex 3020 MT?

all questions were answered, why not get A  tech to help you in your town, or a buddy that is HW savvy.

sure you can USE THIS, IF... IF

if you buy the adapter, did you miss that key fact?

This DELL HAS no 24 pin power jack , see that  first learn that first, then know why we use a simple adapter.

the next fact is only how long your PSU is,  LENGTH OVER 750Watts can be too long,  but you are not there.

many weak tiny PSU by dell are (MT)  are ATX sized Tall, wide but deep are only 5.5" long, or 140mm long.

CORSAIR TX-M Series TX550M CP-9020133-NA 550W ATX12V v2.4 / EPS v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Semi-Modular Power Supply

 

Newegg shows 5.51" long, same as the dells. (mine)  140mm long

the 750watt same class , is  150mm long,  5.9" and fits mine too. (atx is 86mm  tall and 150mm wide)

LENGTH IS THE ONLY MATTER HERE, ON MT PC.

Buy the adapter at ebay or amazon get the PSU and put it in.

done. 1,2,3.

 

 

 

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