need a low-power video card Tags: Graphics Cards Power Supplies Power Graphics Last response: September 11, 2008 8:23 PM in Graphics & Displays Share mustacheman8 September 9, 2008 9:49:22 PM I'm trying to upgrade to a new video card, but i need a low-cost card that doesnt use much power. Currently have a weak 300W power supply powering 3GB of RAM and an E6420, with a max of 19A on the 12v rail... i'm looking at this card and wondering if it would work alright: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... any thoughts? More about : low power video card dagger September 9, 2008 9:51:10 PM It should be fine. terror112 September 9, 2008 9:53:33 PM You should have no problems running that card whatsoever. Related resources Video Card for a Low-power PSU - Forum Need a low profile, low-power budget card w/ HDMI - Forum Need help finding low-power PCI grahpics card - Forum how do I find a low-power card? - Forum Can a low-power PSU damage a graphics card? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mustacheman8 September 9, 2008 9:57:30 PM Thanks for the fast replies, any other cards you would recommend? Just need the greatest (and best value) card i can get that'll run on a 300W power supply and a 19A 12v rail dagger September 9, 2008 9:59:25 PM Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... TheGreatGrapeApe a b U Graphics card September 9, 2008 10:47:56 PM mustacheman8 said:Thanks for the fast replies, any other cards you would recommend? Just need the greatest (and best value) card i can get that'll run on a 300W power supply and a 19A 12v rail Well it depends on what you plan on doing with it. As dagger mentioned the HD2600 series is another option. But for gaming I would recommend waiting for the HD4650/4670 and seeing what it brings to the table for a card that doesn't require an additional power connector. The HD4650 is supposed to be in the GF9500GT's performance area, and the 4670 well above it. It's launching soon, and should give you the best performance options, but value is a relative thing and of course close to launch may or may not be a value consideration. dirtmountain a b U Graphics card a b ) Power supply September 10, 2008 12:41:39 AM 2600XT $20 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and a handy graphic card hierarchy chart to compare performance. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Best-Graphics-Card,... mustacheman8 September 10, 2008 2:31:10 AM thanks everyone, i think i've decided to go with the Radeon HD 3650 I liked the 2600XT idea but i don't have an open slot for that heatsink and fan. Dekasav September 10, 2008 2:35:18 AM I'd wait for the HD 46xx's. I think they come out tomorrow, and they look like they'll blow the HD3650 away. jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply September 11, 2008 9:19:59 AM Yeah. What you want is a 4670. dagger September 11, 2008 12:33:50 PM It's also a lot more expensive though. TheGreatGrapeApe a b U Graphics card September 11, 2008 8:23:52 PM But if he's gaming it is worth the extra $30-40 though for the added boost. It's all relative for sure, but for his setup without laying out more for a PSU etc, then the HD4650/70 are good options. The HD2600 is still a pretty good value, but you will be more limited. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help selecting a video card. Forum Anyone know where you can buy low-power OEM ATI graphics cards? Forum SolvedI need a case that will both fit my video card and has a front USB 3.0 port Forum SolvedNeed best possible video card for my Phenom 2 X4 955 BE. Please suggest!! Forum Solvedneed help installing video card Plz!!!! Forum Solvedneed new video card, hard drive for xps 9000 Forum SolvedNeed low Budget Video card HP Envy 700-300z Desktop to run 2 desktops Forum SolvedDo I really need the manufacturer recommended psu or greater for a video card? Forum SolvedNeed help on getting new video card! Forum Solvedneed psu help, changing video card Forum SolvedNeed a video card? Forum SolvedNeed advice on Video Card for rig. Forum SolvedWhat Video Card do I Need? Forum SolvedWhat video card should I get? Need new power supply? Forum SolvedNeed help with picking video card. (UPDATE - getting a new MB now) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !