can a 300w power supply handle a 1060 3gb?

neiler0847

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I have never seen a pre-built machine with a decent name-brand power supply in it. I suggest protecting your GPU investment with a better power supply. Especially when the GPU manufacturer sets a 400W minimum. I'd get a 650W+ PSU rated Bronze+ or better. It's not money wasted, because you can port it to your next system.

As always, when talking PSUs, remember to look here

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-l...

and here

http://www.jonnyguru.com/
 

unspeakable

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As long as you have a Mini ITX board and a 65w CPU or below. That will easily fit.

Here's a build

Ryzen 5 1600-$190
GTX 1060
Mini ITX board $100-$130
Case
So on so forth.
This is including an AIO liquid cooler (cooler Master 120)
 

Karadjgne

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There's more than a few pre-built pc's that have Delta or Seasonic OEM psu's, both of which are extremely good for a grey box, but there's far more that have old group regulated designs that barely meet the requirements to be called a psu. 300w rating is no indication that you'll actually get anything close to that, and realistically you'd really be far better off with a 400w unit. If you got lucky with a Seasonic or Delta 300w,then that would work, but any of the others would be a serious gamble.

It's cheaper to purchase a $40 psu than replace a $100 mobo or a $300 video card when the cheap psu shorts out and takes the components with it.
 

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