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April 29, 2013 11:55:16 AM

I have a friend who has an older dell dimension e521. He wants to put a video card in it to do some light gaming. The biggest problem I see is the 305 W Power supply. So I was wondering if anyone could point me to the best nvidia card available that will run in a system with that little power.

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April 29, 2013 12:14:09 PM

Don't need nearly that much VRAM for a low end card. 2 GB is fine unless you are running ulta high resolution.
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April 29, 2013 12:17:06 PM

Ok, thanks for the Help! : )
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April 29, 2013 12:17:48 PM

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May 2, 2013 12:08:23 PM

LQFaiT said:
I have a friend who has an older dell dimension e521. He wants to put a video card in it to do some light gaming. The biggest problem I see is the 305 W Power supply. So I was wondering if anyone could point me to the best nvidia card available that will run in a system with that little power.


Unfortunately there are much better choices for gaming, so I have to unselect best answer - ASUS GTX650-E-1GD5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... check specs here http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/GTX650E1GD5/#specifi...
look at # Power Consumption up to 75Wno additional PCIe power required
This is the BEST NVIDIA for 300 watt PSU.


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May 2, 2013 1:28:51 PM

GTX 650TI - the price difference is small and if the psu has a 6pin connector then go for it otherwise I would go for 7770GHz Edition which will draw less power than 650 and 650TI and performs a bit better than 650 in most games.
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May 2, 2013 1:45:44 PM

Valentin_N said:
GTX 650TI - the price difference is small and if the psu has a 6pin connector then go for it otherwise I would go for 7770GHz Edition which will draw less power than 650 and 650TI and performs a bit better than 650 in most games.


Each of your choices require 6 pin power connector, do you know this?
And did you do small homework to see Dell power supply? I guess you not - Dell PSU doesn't have any 6 pin connector, and there are not enough extra connectors to create one, plus you need enough amperage on this line!
So, what now?
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May 2, 2013 10:07:05 PM

Kisianik said:
Valentin_N said:
GTX 650TI - the price difference is small and if the psu has a 6pin connector then go for it otherwise I would go for 7770GHz Edition which will draw less power than 650 and 650TI and performs a bit better than 650 in most games.


Each of your choices require 6 pin power connector, do you know this?
And did you do small homework to see Dell power supply? I guess you not - Dell PSU doesn't have any 6 pin connector, and there are not enough extra connectors to create one, plus you need enough amperage on this line!
So, what now?


then your choice is the best alternative.
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