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Is 300 watts enough?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ChaseBeenFaded, Dec 2, 2018.

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  1. ChaseBeenFaded

    ChaseBeenFaded Thread Starter

    Dec 2, 2018
    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.
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    You want at 600W power supply to power the graphics card.
  3. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    May 24, 2003
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    If it's a branded PC what make and model is it ? If not what power supply and motherboard ?
  4. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    300W is the minimum requirement for the video card you intend to purchase. Here is the spec sheet for the 1030;

    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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