Hello I am looking for a graphics card that is low power but has decent performance
I am making a silent computer since its mostly for watching videos so the card must be low power (im sort of anal about computer quietness) , but i do game a bit Supreme commander 2 and MAss effect 2. I feel comfortable over/underclocking so i can use that to increase and decrease consumption
as a note i dont plan to do SLI or anything, and I would like my Zalman VF900 heatsink to fit but I dont expect you to know if it will or not.
and im not really on a budget, but im also not made of money.. i was thinking the 100$ range and i plan to buy within a few weeks.
It will be with an i5 system and my 550W PSU
My current monitor is 1400x900
I would like to use as little cooling as possible on my VF900...3.3V or 5V
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a benchmark of performance vs power consumption would be awesome!
didn't you want silent models?
the EVGA you linked is a fine card but rather loud
well im goint to put my VF900 on the card ideally (if it fits)
and since the GTS250 has a lower power consumption the fan should only have to run at slow speeds to keep it cool.
i was hoping that while playing movies the card wouldnt heat up too much, i dont know where 1080p movies are on the Idle->Load spectrum.
That logic works right?
figuring out if my heat sink will fit though is a hassle though.
and low power i suppose would be something which I can cool with about 24CFM over my heatsink while watching 1080p