1. First Problem. So I wanted to buy a GPU (MSI GEFORCE GT 1030), but when I started researching my power supply I realized that my power supply (180w) doesn't have enough power output for the GPU (recommended 300w)..
  2. Second Problem. After that, I just thought I should buy a new power supply but then I found out that my motherboard has a 14pin connector, which is impossible to find nowadays. So is it possible to find a GPU that will run on my current power supply (hk280-22pp)? Or should I just buy a 24pin to 14pin adapter and a new power supply?
  • What motherboard do you have? – Seth Mar 15 '18 at 8:51
  • All I could find: imageresize.org/image/bad57191-8d0d-4722-9dfe-4b0292364da7 – Muguix Mar 15 '18 at 8:58
  • Don't you have any documentation that accompanied your computer? It does look like a Lenovo Pre-Built? I was wondering whenever you actually have a slot for that graphics card. But it does look like H81 motherboards do feature PCI-E slots. 14 pins hasn't been a standard that I know of. For a long time it has been 20+4. It's likely that it's vendor specific so you will probably have to find a suitable adapter cable if you want to keep that motherboard. Even if you go that route your motherboard might not be able to deliver enough power for that graphics card. You really need to check the docs. – Seth Mar 15 '18 at 9:16
  • The pc is pre-built it's a Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 – Muguix Mar 15 '18 at 9:30
  • The PCI slot supplies up to 60W according to documentation and the card uses around 30W. So your board should be able to run the card. As such it's up to you to decide whenever you want to go for an adapter (be sure its a suitable one) or to check whenever there are alternative PSUs available from Lenovo for that model. – Seth Mar 15 '18 at 10:16

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