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Need low profile graphics card for a 220w psu for some gaming purpose

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September 24, 2010 2:28:12 AM

Originally had a geforce 8800 gts 320 mb card on my old rig but its broke so now I'm looking for a graphic card to play WOW on this new computer but rather not mess with the psu. Only thing is the psu itself is only 220w but i heard there are lower power consumption cards that are decent. What options would i have because i know 220w is cutting it real close for a pretty good card. Computer is a slimline tower from emachines so I'm looking for a low profile graphics card as well that'll fit this criteria. My computer specs are:

AMD Athlon™ II X2 Processor 240 (2.8GHz, 2MB L2 cache)
Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
4096MB DDR3 dual channel (2 × 2048MB)
500GB 7200rpm SATA HD
16X DVD±R/RW
NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE integrated graphics
Dimensions: 10.4" H x 3.9" W x 14.6" D

My budget would be at most 100 dollars
Thank you would really appreciate the help.
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September 24, 2010 2:39:04 AM

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September 24, 2010 2:39:21 AM

a 5670 may work, depending on the exact PSU (please state brand and model and any specs written on the PSU). not all 220w psu's are created equal. Even then i would say using that card would be pushing it. A GT220 would be more realistic and should be ok on that PSU. It will not be as fast as your old 8800 though. Basically, anything that requires an extra pci-e power connector will not likely run on that PSU.
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