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 1429 U Graphics card a c 722 ) 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 177 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 1429 U Graphics card a c 722 ) 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 SolvedNew Build for a friend (trying to lower the cost abit) Forum Trying to upgrade a gaming PC I bought from a friend (mainly the CPU) 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's Lite Gaming/ Music Making Machine - Build Help 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 !