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Best graphics card for a 250w power supply (specs below)

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Computer- Dell Inspiron 560s
CPU- Intel Pentium E5400 @ 2.70GHz
RAM 6.00 GB DDR3 @ 398MHz
Motherboard- Dell Inc. 0K83V0
Graphics card- 1024MB ATI Radeon Hd 5470
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I would like a graphics card that can run on a 250w power supply and that can run games like minecraft with maxed settings and shaders and MAYBE games like Call Of Duty Black Ops II on low to medium settings. And i need to make sure that it will fit in my PC case since it is a slim model of the original Dell Inspiron 560.
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    The only card that might possibly work is the GT 730 (25W) (the GDDR5 version). And that is without any guarantees. A 250w power supply that probably isn't the highest quality is really too small to support an external graphics card. 300w is usually the minimum.
  2. A 750ti (60W) will NOT run on a 250W P.O.S. Dell power supply.
  3. I do sincerely apologize for bashing you. My intention wasn't to put you down, but I am not at all comfortable with that recommendation.
    I did the numbers for a 750ti also and came up with 200W. Now that would be fine if his power supply were a Seasonic, but the power supplies that Dell puts in their cheaper lines of computers are mediocre at best and often can't push the wattage that they are rated at. I can't say for certain that it wouldn't work, but I also can't say with any certainty that it would.
    But like you say the 750ti would be overkill for his system anyway.
  4. Is this the card you are talking about (the GeForce GT 730 2GB) http://www.evga.com/Products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=1B0127F3-806C-4F7A-A588-EC8B3CC26275 If this is the one you said, it seems to be much better than the one i currently have, if someone can show me where i can buy a power supply that is 300w and really cheap i can get that plus the card, but make sure the power supply fits my computer
  5. 750 ti plus heavy oc on cpu or new cpu...
  6. johnstilwell22 said:
    Is this the card you are talking about (the GeForce GT 730 2GB) http://www.evga.com/Products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=1B0127F3-806C-4F7A-A588-EC8B3CC26275 If this is the one you said, it seems to be much better than the one i currently have, if someone can show me where i can buy a power supply that is 300w and really cheap i can get that plus the card, but make sure the power supply fits my computer


    I did a bit of digging and found what I believe is the power supply in your computer (or something close http://www.amazon.com/Dell-L250NS-00-Inspiron-Optiplex-Compatible/dp/B00CIXLUQA). The 12V line is rated at 18A which while below the recommendation should still work since your processor isn't power hungry.
    I would go ahead and get the GT 730 and use it in your computer as is.
  7. margibso said:
    johnstilwell22 said:
    Is this the card you are talking about (the GeForce GT 730 2GB) http://www.evga.com/Products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=1B0127F3-806C-4F7A-A588-EC8B3CC26275 If this is the one you said, it seems to be much better than the one i currently have, if someone can show me where i can buy a power supply that is 300w and really cheap i can get that plus the card, but make sure the power supply fits my computer


    I did a bit of digging and found what I believe is the power supply in your computer (or something close http://www.amazon.com/Dell-L250NS-00-Inspiron-Optiplex-Compatible/dp/B00CIXLUQA). The 12V line is rated at 18A which while below the recommendation should still work since your processor isn't power hungry.
    I would go ahead and get the GT 730 and use it in your computer as is.

    Actually i believe this is mine, my power supply model is a HIPRO D2503R001 http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Inspiron-Systems-Identical/dp/B00CLV78NI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1427388260&sr=1-1&keywords=D2503R001 If this is not it, its at least close, on the +12V line it says 17A and on the -12V it says 0.3A
  8. johnstilwell22 said:
    margibso said:
    johnstilwell22 said:
    Is this the card you are talking about (the GeForce GT 730 2GB) http://www.evga.com/Products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=1B0127F3-806C-4F7A-A588-EC8B3CC26275 If this is the one you said, it seems to be much better than the one i currently have, if someone can show me where i can buy a power supply that is 300w and really cheap i can get that plus the card, but make sure the power supply fits my computer


    I did a bit of digging and found what I believe is the power supply in your computer (or something close http://www.amazon.com/Dell-L250NS-00-Inspiron-Optiplex-Compatible/dp/B00CIXLUQA). The 12V line is rated at 18A which while below the recommendation should still work since your processor isn't power hungry.
    I would go ahead and get the GT 730 and use it in your computer as is.

    Actually i believe this is mine, my power supply model is a HIPRO D2503R001 http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Inspiron-Systems-Identical/dp/B00CLV78NI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1427388260&sr=1-1&keywords=D2503R001 If this is not it, its at least close, on the +12V line it says 17A and on the -12V it says 0.3A


    That one Amp isn't going to make a difference. I think you're ok.
  9. Is there a way i could find out how much fps the EVGA GeForce GT 730 Low Profile 2GB would get on certain games?
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