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 888 U Graphics card a c 494 ) 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. 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? Related resources CPU fan trying to help a friend - Forum Help please Fast reply trying to help a friend - Forum Trying to help a friend with a $2k build - Forum Trying to help a friend . - Forum Trying to help a friend with a PSU / Fan problem - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jyjjy a c 377 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. iam2thecrowe a c 144 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. rolli59 a c 888 U Graphics card a c 494 ) 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumTrying to help a friend with BC2 ForumTrying to help a friend 's new build ForumFriend 's Build HELP ForumHelp my friend build a powerful $800 gaming rig Forum$2000 budget for a gaming PC for a friend , help me build :) ForumPlease Help I believe I friend my motherboard and CPU ForumNeed help with a friend 's hard drive, details inside ForumNeed help fixing a pc my friend built in 2007 - ASUS mobo ForumBuilding friend a budget gamer. Help me choose GPU please!! ForumHelp my friend out and choose his CPU? ForumHelping Friend ForumHow do I convince my friend that my pc is better than the ps4? ForumGaming Upgrade Build for a Friend ForumJust bought a 7970... ForumATI 5670 Help 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 !