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Upgrade for Acer Predator G3-710 - Graphics Card & PSU

BuildQ2022BuildQ2022 Member Posts: 2 Newbie
I was recently able to acquire an RTX3070 Ti and was hoping to use it to upgrade my G3-710 from its existing 1070. I noted that the recommended power supply for the new graphics card is 850W, when the G3-710's existing PSU is only 500W. I was hoping to get some advice on which PSUs would be recommended for completing this set of upgrades.

Thank you!

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  • GotBannedGotBanned Member Posts: 425 Specialist
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    Well, the worst that can happen is that you will fry your PSU, PCIe cables, PCIe connectors or your 3070 Ti. It's very unlikely that any of those will happen, but that's the worst scenario.

    Most likely the PSU will just shut down under load. Hopefully. Better be safe than sorry.

    If I was in your shoes, I would get at least a fully modular 850w PSU. You'll be using it many years to come and maybe 750w will not be enough for the next gen or the one after it. Corsair has some pretty good units that are often on sale.
  • messer89messer89 Member Posts: 53 Devotee
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    I noted that the recommended power supply for the new graphics card is 850W
    Idk where did you find that info but it's not true. The max. power draw of 3070ti is around 290W and the recommended PSU power is 750W. 

    So yeah, I'd recommend to buy at least 750W PSU cause no need to worry about anything, you can just focus on your work/games/whatever.

    And as for Corsair PSU's someone mentioned above, they are pretty long/deep (depends on how the producer names the individual dimensions), and Idk if they'll fit your case.

    First thing you should do is to measure your current PSU and look for one with same dimensions.

    Ofc you need an ATX standard unit and I'd strongly recommend a single rail one.

    As for me I'm using an XPG Core Reactor 850W for my PO3-620 and can't say a bad word about it. Besides this it's small and should fit every case.

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  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 39,941 Trailblazer
    If it was mine, I'd try it out with the existing PSU. The worst that can happen are crashes if pushed too hard. I doubt any funny smells or smoke will escape. But if it crashed too much, I'd then move up to a 750watt PSU. Should be enough even though 850 sounds better.  :)  But it's not mine. So it's your decision.
    Jack E/NJ
  • GotBannedGotBanned Member Posts: 425 Specialist
    Answer ✓
    Well, the worst that can happen is that you will fry your PSU, PCIe cables, PCIe connectors or your 3070 Ti. It's very unlikely that any of those will happen, but that's the worst scenario.

    Most likely the PSU will just shut down under load. Hopefully. Better be safe than sorry.

    If I was in your shoes, I would get at least a fully modular 850w PSU. You'll be using it many years to come and maybe 750w will not be enough for the next gen or the one after it. Corsair has some pretty good units that are often on sale.
  • messer89messer89 Member Posts: 53 Devotee
    Answer ✓
    I noted that the recommended power supply for the new graphics card is 850W
    Idk where did you find that info but it's not true. The max. power draw of 3070ti is around 290W and the recommended PSU power is 750W. 

    So yeah, I'd recommend to buy at least 750W PSU cause no need to worry about anything, you can just focus on your work/games/whatever.

    And as for Corsair PSU's someone mentioned above, they are pretty long/deep (depends on how the producer names the individual dimensions), and Idk if they'll fit your case.

    First thing you should do is to measure your current PSU and look for one with same dimensions.

    Ofc you need an ATX standard unit and I'd strongly recommend a single rail one.

    As for me I'm using an XPG Core Reactor 850W for my PO3-620 and can't say a bad word about it. Besides this it's small and should fit every case.
  • GotBannedGotBanned Member Posts: 425 Specialist
    OFF TOPIC
    Well, I wanted to recommended Seasonic which I have used for eons now, but they tend to be bit more pricey. /OT
  • BuildQ2022BuildQ2022 Member Posts: 2 Newbie
    Thanks all! Your advice is very much appreciated.
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 25,419 Trailblazer
    Although there is nothing wrong with buying a PSU that's too big, other than the extra expense... :)
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • scuba_danscuba_dan Member Posts: 1 New User

    Can you upgrade the video card? I have the same PC and read somewhere else that the video card was soldered to the mainboard. I haven't opened up my case to verify.

  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 39,941 Trailblazer

    >>>read somewhere else that the video card was soldered>>>

    Musta been for another model or you really don't have G3-710 desktop PC. This thread is about upgrading the video card, aka gpu that's NOT soldered to its mainboard. Better open your case to see what you got. Then click on the green ask a question button to start your own new thread.

    Jack E/NJ
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 25,419 Trailblazer

    I don't believe Acer has ever done any gaming PCs with a soldered in GPU. That's normally reserved for laptops or thin desktops that behave like laptops.

    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
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