Trying to help a friend Tags: Graphics Cards Power Supplies Graphics Last response: September 14, 2010 9:00 PM in Graphics & Displays Share infinite011 September 14, 2010 3:26:09 AM My friend recently got into starcraft 2. He is interested in upgrading his video card. I was surprised to see that his computer only had a 250 watt power supply and 9100 integrated nvidia graphics card. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01... ^^ I can easily install and choose the correct video card for him, but at 250 watt power supply it really doesnt leave any options for gaming I was thinking geforce 210 or 8600gt but @ 250watt powersupply he is most likely taking a chance. Any input guys?! Thank you very much!! More about : friend rolli59 a c 1411 U Graphics card a c 716 ) Power supply September 14, 2010 3:28:59 AM HD5570 would consume less power and be more powerful. A typical system with HD5570 would pull around 200watts. m 0 l infinite011 September 14, 2010 3:38:17 AM rolli59 said:HD5570 would consume less power and be more powerful. A typical system with HD5570 would pull around 200watts. that card requires 400w? m 0 l Related resources Trying to help out a friend - Forum Trying to build a computer for a friend, Please help - Forum Trying to help a friend with a PSU / Fan problem - Forum I'm trying to help my friend with a gaming build. - Forum Help please Fast reply trying to help a friend - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply September 14, 2010 4:28:31 AM The HD5570 does not need a 400w PSU. Under normal usage it maxes out at about 35w which is actually less than the 8600GT you are considering. m 0 l iam2thecrowe a c 173 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply September 14, 2010 4:29:23 AM no that card doesn't require 400w. I know ATI's site says that, but theyre just plaing it safe to accound for sh**ty cheap generic PSU's. m 0 l rolli59 a c 1411 U Graphics card a c 716 ) Power supply September 14, 2010 9:00:11 PM Here is a power benchmark with the HD5570 in a overclocked I7 system pulling 187watts under GPU load for the whole system. There are other cards for you to compare as well http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5550-rade... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Trying to help a friend with BC2 Forum Trying to help a friend with a $2k build Forum Trying to help a friend. Forum Trying to help a friend's new build Forum Please help I have been trying to do the Internet on my friends laptop, I done a system restore and now it won't come on, it's Forum SolvedMy friend is trying to start a YouTube gaming channel need opinions on pc's within his price range Forum SolvedTrying to play a DVD movie in a Sony DVD player and the screen says "cannot play this disc." it's loaned to me from a friend w Forum SolvedBuilding for a friend and trying to hit $1500 Forum SolvedFirst time, my friend and I are trying to build a budget gaming pc Forum Solvedtrying to do a build for a friend Forum Trying to upgrade a gaming PC I bought from a friend (mainly the CPU) Forum SolvedNew Build for a friend (trying to lower the cost abit) Forum SolvedTrying to upgrade my friend's old DELL530S Forum im trying to portforward for minecraft and my friend explained to me what to do but when i searched up my Ipv4 adress it suppo Forum SolvedFriend needs help on either EVGA GTX 780 6GB or EVGA GTX 780 Ti 3GB Forum 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 !