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Topic # 185750 3-Dec-2015 18:38
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evening all,

I think i know the answer is a 300 watt power supply won't support any half decent video cards but i thought i would ask anyway.

Does anyone use a 300watt power supply and play newer games on a pc?

I know naff all about pc gaming requirements these days except the game requires a AMD Radeon R5 230CPU 1GB or similar.

Do i need quote some gaming titles? any advise on the suitability of this type of power supply would be much appreciated.

thanks
j

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  Reply # 1440087 3-Dec-2015 19:03
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Google for a power supply calculator, plug in your components, get your answer. My PC with two HDD and two SSD running at 100% CPU (no video card) uses 110W.




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  Reply # 1440088 3-Dec-2015 19:05
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have a look here should answer all your questions and a good site.




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  Reply # 1440117 3-Dec-2015 19:34
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I built a PC for a cousin earlier this year, it has a Pentium G3258 and a GTX 750 ti. It's all run off of a Silverstone SFX 300W PSU and runs fine, the 750 ti is quite a nice little card too since it doesn't require any extra PCIe power plugs.




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  Reply # 1440137 3-Dec-2015 20:18
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jwahau: evening all,

I think i know the answer is a 300 watt power supply won't support any half decent video cards but i thought i would ask anyway.

Does anyone use a 300watt power supply and play newer games on a pc?

I know naff all about pc gaming requirements these days except the game requires a AMD Radeon R5 230CPU 1GB or similar.

Do i need quote some gaming titles? any advise on the suitability of this type of power supply would be much appreciated.

thanks
j


The R5 230 GPU is low-end/entry-level. The GTX 750 ti mentioned is much more powerful and makes for a much better gaming system. See http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1887&gid2=883&compare=radeon-r5-230-vs-geforce-gtx-750-ti
Quoting the game(s) helps otherwise there are questions like is that GPU the minimum system requirement or the recommended for your game. What screen resolution will you be wanting?



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  Reply # 1440184 3-Dec-2015 22:19
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Djmixerdomo: I built a PC for a cousin earlier this year, it has a Pentium G3258 and a GTX 750 ti. It's all run off of a Silverstone SFX 300W PSU and runs fine, the 750 ti is quite a nice little card too since it doesn't require any extra PCIe power plugs.

thanks that is the sort of setup i was looking at - i will look into the GTX 750 ti card.



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  Reply # 1440186 3-Dec-2015 22:23
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Hammerer:
jwahau: evening all,

I think i know the answer is a 300 watt power supply won't support any half decent video cards but i thought i would ask anyway.

Does anyone use a 300watt power supply and play newer games on a pc?

I know naff all about pc gaming requirements these days except the game requires a AMD Radeon R5 230CPU 1GB or similar.

Do i need quote some gaming titles? any advise on the suitability of this type of power supply would be much appreciated.

thanks
j


The R5 230 GPU is low-end/entry-level. The GTX 750 ti mentioned is much more powerful and makes for a much better gaming system. See http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1887&gid2=883&compare=radeon-r5-230-vs-geforce-gtx-750-ti
Quoting the game(s) helps otherwise there are questions like is that GPU the minimum system requirement or the recommended for your game. What screen resolution will you be wanting?

thanks as above i will get some more info on games i am thinking the screen will be a tv so 720p or 1080p definitely not more than that.


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  Reply # 1441411 6-Dec-2015 14:50
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FYI, the second-hand system for sale  in this thread is a good deal and has gtx 750 ti with 400W PSU.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=185803



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  Reply # 1449590 13-Dec-2015 11:19
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Thanks Hammerer but all except gx card are pretty much juniors new gaming computer.

I have found a couple of things about gaming cards in links below might be of use to someone on similar thread.
as mentioned above - 300watts is indeed doable (thanks to respondents marked )using the Geforce GX750 TI card.

Nvidia Geforce web site is better designed to obtain power supply information & ATI/AMD is not.

A good wrap-up of gaming cards for all budgets,
Best Graphics Cards for the Money - Tom's Hardware
Hierarchy of video cards
GPU Hierarchy Chart - 2015 GPU Comparisons

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