Anyone adventuresome enough to use RX 470 (or any card w/ 1x6 pin) with a budget Pre-built desktop?

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If so, what desktop are you using?

One reason I am bringing this up because GTX1050 Ti lists 300W for the PSU, but RX470 only has 35W higher TDP (110W vs. 75W).
 

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There are reports from credible sources that if it's a bargain-basement Dell or HP computer that you're looking a GPU upgrade for, then it's better to get the GTX 1050/Ti. The reason is because the cheap OEM motherboards they use do not always come with PCI-E certification.
 

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Can you explain what that means?

P.S. One desktop I am thinking about is the one discussed in this thread (Specifically the new Kabylake version).
People who attempted to run an RX 470 in a computer like the Acer you mentioned ran into power issues - the system would simply not boot with the GPU. It lead them to speculate that the motherboard's PCI-E slot cannot fully deliver the specified PCI-E power probably because it might not be validated against PCI-E-SIG's standards.

The sources are Wendell@Level1Techs and the Tech Deals guy.
 
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People who attempted to run an RX 470 in a computer like the Acer you mentioned ran into power issues - the system would simply not boot with the GPU. It lead them to speculate that the motherboard's PCI-E slot cannot fully deliver the specified PCI-E power probably because it might not be validated against PCI-E-SIG's standards.

The sources are Wendell@Level1Techs and the Tech Deals guy.
RX470 does use an external power connector (single 6 pin) so could it be these were older pre-builts that had power supplies without enough amps on the 12v rail(s) or the proper distribution of connectors (2x molex or 2x sata for 6 pin adapters) on the power supply strands?

One reason I bring this up is because GTX 1050 Ti draws the full 75W from the PCIe x16 slot but I haven't heard of those cards failing to boot up in a pre-built desktop.
 
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Edited Title to include any video card with a single 6 pin.
 

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