High def and PSU usage

the video card i got is ati radeon hd 4670 and my psu is 300 watt i was thinking about buying a hdmi to dvi-d cable and was wondering if my monitor displaying high def would cause more psu usage
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  1. The monitor does not draw power from the power supply. The monitor draws power from the wall outlet (mains).
  2. I ran into trouble with a ati 3650 and a 103w prescott with an earthwatts 380w...
    They stay calm until you really do something, and there is no stopping a failure. vrms melt at 175c....
    :sarcastic:

    the hd is no problem, unless the bizarre excuse for encoding like you tube and vimeo etc etc. big power needed strangely. a disc is nothing, local play no problems...
    I would get bigger power apfc asap.
  3. iv been looking at getting one for a while but im afraid im gonna screw up my computer by buying a wrong one and then theres actually putting it in which i have horrible luck with that type of stuff
  4. Please list your computer components so we can make valid recommendations.

    I checked several references. A computer system with a single ATI Radeon HD 4670 video card does not require very much power.

    Have a look at the power consumption charts in some of the technical reviews:

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3405&p=9

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/ati-radeon-hd-4670-review/4
  5. alright heres the specs for my computer http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009484/1009484sp3.shtml i dont know if its important or not but besides having different video card i also got an extra 512mb of ram. heres the components list for my computer http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009484/1009484cl2.shtml thanks for the help
  6. A 4670 only needs about 70 watts. You should be fine.
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