Whats the best graphics card i can run with a 300W PSU? Tags: Graphics Cards Computer Quad Core Graphics Last response: November 5, 2009 11:24 AM in Graphics & Displays Share ryancxg November 5, 2009 1:54:40 AM some of my computer specs are: intel core 2 quadcore q8200 6GB It has an integrated graphics card at the moment. Will my computer even last long with a quadcore processor? i heard that 300w+quadcore = bad. What graphics card can i get and would my computer be able to support it and itself for a long time? Im hoping for a gpu that can handle upcoming modern warfare 2 and left 4 dead 2 on med quality and decent resolution. More about : whats graphics card run 300w psu | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove WR2 Graphics card Master November 5, 2009 2:02:42 AM What size / resolution monitor will you be using? Not all 300W PSUs are the same quality. Got a make and model on yours? | Report abuse megamanx00 Graphics card Master November 5, 2009 2:30:14 AM If your PSU is crappy I would say don't go above a Radeon 4550 or maybe an NVIDIA 9500GT. If it's a decent unit then perhaps you could get away with a 4670 so long as you don't run furmark on it ^_^. | Report abuse Onyx2291 November 5, 2009 2:38:44 AM megamanx00 said:If your PSU is crappy I would say don't go above a Radeon 4550 or maybe an NVIDIA 9500GT. If it's a decent unit then perhaps you could get away with a 4670 so long as you don't run furmark on it ^_^. Pretty sure a 9500 minimum requirement is 350w so I wouldn't recommend that either. 9400, GT 220 and any lower are 300w minimum or less, not sure about lower ATI cards. | Report abuse Related ressources Need advice on best graphics card on a 300w PSU - Forum Best graphics card for my Dell Inspiron 620 ( 300W PSU ) - Forum Best Graphics Card for a 300W PSU - Forum Best Graphics card for a 300w PSU ? - Forum Best graphics card i can get with 300W PSU ? - Forum Ask the community Publish Bluescreendeath Graphics card Authority November 5, 2009 3:21:45 AM The vast majority of 300watt PSUs can handle at least a 4650...sometimes a 4670. 9400GTs use approx the same amount of power as a 4650 I believe, and a 4650 is way better. Go for a 4670 if you can though. | Report abuse ryancxg November 5, 2009 3:34:50 AM HD im guessing? and will it be find if i get a graphics card that requires exactly 300? or will it kill my comptuer? | Report abuse Bluescreendeath Graphics card Authority November 5, 2009 3:40:45 AM I ran an overclocked 4650 on my Dell 305watt PSU without any problems. I also had an Core2Duo E6300 OCed from 1.8GHz to 2.5GHz. Power requirements of graphics cards are usually over stated. | Report abuse berserker29 November 5, 2009 5:58:13 AM Basically nothing that needs an additional power connector - which your psu probably doesn't provide anyway. I would honestly recommend getting a better psu first, THEN a new GPU - your CPU is crying out for a GPU to bottleneck!! Even just 400 watts would be enough for a decent GPU, and you'll still have enough wiggle-room for a comfortable CPU overclock. | Report abuse WR2 Graphics card Master November 5, 2009 11:24:13 AM ryancxg said:HD im guessing? and will it be find if i get a graphics card that requires exactly 300? or will it kill my comptuer?Why guess? List your PSU make and model; and the DC output info from the PSU data plate and you'll have some good advice - not guesses. Sample data plate: | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Whats the best graphics card i can run with a 300W PSU?> Related ressources: ForumBest graphics card for $100-$200, that can run on a 300W PSU ForumDell Inspiron 560 with 300W , what graphics card is best for me? ForumWhat 's The Best Graphics Card (ATi/Nvidia) for 300W PSU ForumWhat graphics card will work best with a 300w power supply ForumBest graphics card for a 300w Power Supply? ForumGraphics Card that will run on 300W and play SC2??? ForumGood graphics card for 300W PSU ForumThe best possible gfx card for a stock Dell w/ 300w psu and no external power Forum5760x1080 Eyefinity on HD 7870 Forum[Solved] Vid card for 42" lcd? ForumCan't enable SLI and second vidya card isn't being detected. ForumSparkle is the best video card company. ForumOverclocking with Nvidia 195.39 beta drivers on Windows 7 64-bit Forum[Solved] Need some help with a graphics upgrade ForumAre all graphics card with the name HD 5770 the same? 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 !