- Jul 30, 2012
- HD4600 / RX 570
- Mobile Phone
How does the HP SFF 240W PSU Handle High Power Demands ?Pretty well, according to Phils Computer Lab on Youtube. With a maxed out HP 8200 SFF (uses the same PSU as the HP 8300) the HP SFF PC never went above 135W of power consumption. So even if you have an i7, 32 GB of ram and a 1050 Ti there's no need to worry about damaging your PSU. It has plenty of built in protections and is rated at 240W. As I've always said, this is not a cheapo consumer grade power supply. See the power consumption benchmarks after the 8:26 timestamp point in the video. He also benchmarks many games earlier in the video if you're interested in gaming.
If you have the HP 6300 or 8300 MiniTower and want to use a GTX 1060 with a 6 Pin power connector you would need one of these Sata power to 6 pin adapters to supply the extra current a 1060 requires from it's 6 pin power adapter.
You could simply disconnect the Sata Power from the DVD drive and use that for extra sata power or buy one of these 4 pin power to sata adapter from Ebay and replace the one with a single sata connector on it. The pic on the right shows where to plug in the 4 pin connector on your motherboard.
The 320W PSU in the Mini-Towers should be up to the task. I've read reports of this working in the Tom's Hardware forum. Read the reply by Jungstar on May 22, 2017. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3206805/pro-6300-graphic-gtx-1060.html
Here's a pic of a Mini GTX 1060 from Gigabyte. $199 on Newegg. Note the 6 pin connector on the top of the card. (lower left)
If you give this a try let us know how it works out for you.