Good graphics card without changing psu?

I have a packard bell ixtreme x5620uk pc, and would like to get a decent graphics card, preferably 512mb or higher, so i can play some decent games on. I have contacted packard bell, and they reckon that according to the parts list my psu is 250w - however, i have been told by other people that due to the spec of my pc, it may be more.

My spec is :

Intel core 2 quad 2.5ghz, 1333mhz, 4mb cache
windows 7 home premium 64
4gb ddr2 ram
640gb hdd
nvidia 7100 integrated graphics

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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  1. Find out what your PSU is; open the case and read the label. If it is only 250W, a HD4650 is probably the most you'd want to run on it full time. If it is 300W, you could run a HD4670 on it.
  2. An HD5570 is better than the HD4650 and also uses very little power. It will probably be ok on a 250w psu.
  3. get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007&cm_re=earthwatts_500w-_-17-371-007-_-Product for $55 after rebate, then you could run up to (maybe) a 5870. Then OC the cpu to 3.2ghz and there won't be much of a bottleneck.

    if you just don't have money to change the psu, then the 5570 would be the best.
  4. Since his PC is Slackard-Hell, I'm guessing he's in the UK and cannot buy from Newegg.
    Still, that Earthwatts is a good choice if you can find one locally, and are not unwilling to replace your PSU.
  5. Replacing an nVidia 6100 with a new Graphics Card for Napoleon Total War!

    Issue is- I still have a 250W PSU

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Processor 4400+ 2.30 GHz
    RAM: 3GB DDR2

    I'm looking to buy a card for under £100...

    HD 4650
    HD 4670
    HD 5450

    Or are there any other cards you recommend that are around the specification of those mentioned?

    Thanks in advance!

    Sabre_X
  6. ^dude, never, NEVER, post another question on some other people's thread,it's annoying, just start a new thread of yours
  7. Sorry about that! :) Getting used to the etiquet (or however you spell it). Have made my own thread- thanks for the advice wiinippongamer :)
  8. The answer is the same anyway: HD5570 or HD4650
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