Is 300 watts enough?

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ChaseBeenFaded

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Hello, I currently need help. I'm getting a new gpu and CPU for Christmas (hopefully) and was wondering if a 300 watt power supply would be enough to handle AAA gaming. I'll be getting the gt 1030 ddr5 gpu and the Ryzen R5 1400 CPU nothing more. Would a 300 watt power supply be able to handle gaming at AAA titles low to medium settings without any problems or bottle neck? I haven't seen a game the gt 1030 couldn't run at low settings 720p at least. An answer before Christmas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. I also have 6gb ram 5.47gb usable. No gpu currently just a chip.
 

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If it's a branded PC what make and model is it ? If not what power supply and motherboard ?
 

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300W is the minimum requirement for the video card you intend to purchase. Here is the spec sheet for the 1030;
https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-1030/specifications

There are a few other things;
1 IMO going with min spec is asking for a problem. IF it is a high quality pw supply like a seasonic, that might be ok. If this is an oem type pw supply, forget it.
2 The 10xx series cards need a uefi bios to function [most of the time] If this is an old system with a legacy bios, the card most likely will not work
3 Do understand that the 1030 is NOT a gaming card; it is for general use ie running office, watching a movie, etc

It would really help if you posted ALL of your exact system specs.
 
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