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Video Card for a 220w

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a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2010 5:27:59 AM

Ok so i have a acer aspire x1800. It's a slimline pc and has a 220w power supply. I'm looking for a card that is low proffie and can play games like half-life 2, team fortness 2, Killing Floor, stalker, Left for dead 2, at high settings 1024x768 and higher.

My specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Pentium E5400 2.60GHz
2.0GB Samsung Single-Channel DDR2
Geforce 7100/ nforce 630i
320GB Hitachi SCSI
ATAPI DVD A SCSI Cdrom device

I'm looking at two cards that may work.

HD 4650
HD 5570

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May 20, 2010 5:31:45 AM

Sapphire Hd 5570 is better..
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2010 5:43:58 AM

I've looked at the 4570's power consumption looks like 42w full load 9w idle. The cpu i'm useing has a power consumption of 65w
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 20, 2010 5:46:38 AM

Your PSU is very low power. Both of those cards are as well but you still may be pushing it too far so don't be too surprised if it doesn't work. Of the two cards the HD5570 is better like AMAN says and they use basically the same power so it would be the way to go.
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May 20, 2010 1:08:24 PM

single channel ram?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 20, 2010 1:17:37 PM

The Geforce 210 is certainly not a gaming card.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2010 11:07:30 PM

I hve the same problem. I have the same psu as thr acer but I'm running a 4550 xfx fine. I'm want to upgrade to a sapphire 5570. The 4550 uses 25W while the 5570 uses 39W
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August 22, 2010 9:38:24 PM

I have a small form factor pc (Gateway SX) with a tiny little power supply (220w) and 2 expansion slots, 1 pci-e, and one that is half the size of the other slot.

I read tons of reviews and needed something both low profile, and that wont run hot, I wanted to be able to play Starcraft 2.

I haven't gotten the game yet but I got the video card and it bumped my windows experience index from 4.3 to 6.7

The video card I got from Newegg for approx $100 (after tax and shipping) and it is a Sapphire Radeon HD5570 PCI-E 2.1 with 1GB DDR3.

I havent tested it under gaming conditions but it fit in the slot perfectly. I use a 32" lcd TV (Toshiba) as my monitor, and I haven't tested any games or dvd.

It seems to me that this is a great choice for performance for people with these limitations (space and power supply). The card has a built in fan so that should help keep things cool.
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