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Geforce GT 630 with a PSU of 300w?

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September 2, 2013 1:05:53 PM

I have a Geforce GT 630 and I decided to put this into my cpu. This cpu has a power supply of 300w. http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt..., here it states that the minimum requirement to run the graphics card is 300w. Here http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NVIDIA+GeForce+GT+630+2GB+D..., it states that you need 350w of power. Which one is correct? If it requires a minimum of 300w, will my desktop run it without frying anything. My processor is dual core and has a tdp of 65w. The graphics card has a tdp of 65w. My psu like I already stated is 300w. Do you think it will work?

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September 2, 2013 1:12:52 PM

I'm nearly 100% sure it will work, its just that maybe when its near 100% load on the GPU theres a possible chance of it cutting out. May I also recommend getting a new power supply. If you are on a budget the Corsair CX range is very reasonable, and good performing PSU's. I personally recommend the CX500.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 2, 2013 1:13:19 PM

You will have no issues with a 300w psu. You're good to go =)

Assuming you try to stay under the 80% psu load threshold, then you have nothing to worry about. 130W between the cpu and gpu gives you 110W to use between your hdd, dvd drive, mobo, fans, etc. And those things won't use more than 20-40W total. Total use will be 50% of load or less.
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September 2, 2013 1:17:04 PM

A GTX 650 is capable of running on a 300w PSU with an Intel CPU. Therefore, the slower and lower power consuming GT 630 should also be able to do the same.

If the GTX 650 was installed in a PC with an AMD CPU then, I would recommend a 350w since AMD CPUs uses more power than Intel CPUs.
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September 2, 2013 1:20:34 PM

I got an Intel CPU so I don't need to worry about that. I am not the intense gamer but lets say I am playing League of Legends, do you think the GPU might crash?
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September 2, 2013 1:25:00 PM

igotpwned11 said:
I got an Intel CPU so I don't need to worry about that. I am not the intense gamer but lets say I am playing League of Legends, do you think the GPU might crash?


Yes you will be fine. However, what is your budget? Your power supply can handle a better gpu.
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September 2, 2013 1:36:44 PM

I already have the GPU but I am thinking of upgrading my PSU and GPU later. I have another question though. This GPU is made from EVGA but I have found another made from PNY. Is there any significant difference when it comes to who made the gpu, or is it all the same?
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September 2, 2013 1:47:42 PM

igotpwned11 said:
I already have the GPU but I am thinking of upgrading my PSU and GPU later. I have another question though. This GPU is made from EVGA but I have found another made from PNY. Is there any significant difference when it comes to who made the gpu, or is it all the same?


The difference between gpu brands are quality, factory overclocks, and customer service. Keep your EVGA one as EVGA is well-known for their great quality and customer service. PNY, while not being a bad brand, is a "cheaper" brand.
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September 2, 2013 6:08:03 PM

Thanks for all your help guys! :D 
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