Graphics Card for 250w PSU? Tags: Graphics Cards Dell Graphics Product Last response: December 21, 2010 6:05 PM in Graphics & Displays Share ry138 December 21, 2010 5:56:51 PM I'm in the process of upgrading a Dell 530s (slim) and the PSU is 250w. What is the best graphics card that I could put into it? Preferred Store: Microcenter Thanks For your Help!!!!! More about : graphics card 250w psu infernox_01 a b U Graphics card December 21, 2010 6:04:01 PM i put a HD5570 into mine. im not sure but maybe a HD5670 low profile might work. its risky though. 5570- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 5670- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l jerreece a b U Graphics card December 21, 2010 6:05:15 PM First off, you'll have to go with a HTPC type graphics card. For two reasons: 1) The slim line case will require a SMALL GPU. 2) To hit 250W or less you'll be looking at a low power card, which means minimal if any gaming ability. Probably looking at something along these lines: ATI HD 5450 (Recommends 400W PSU) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... GeForce 210 (Recommends 300W PSU) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... You can use the Power Supply Calculator to help you determine how much PSU you actually need. http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp According to this the Dell 530s has a Pentium Dual-Core E2140 processor? http://computers.toptenreviews.com/home/dell/dell-detai... That CPU, with 1 GB DDR2, DVD drive, 1 92mm fan, 1 IDE Hard Drive (guessing since it's only 500GB), plus a GT 210 needs a 201W PSU. That CPU, with 1 GB DDR2, DVD drive, 1 92mm fan, 1 IDE Hard Drive (guessing since it's only 500GB), plus a ATI 5450 needs a 201W PSU. What do you wish to use this PC for? Neither video card is equipped for gaming. The ATI 5670 that infernox_01 suggests would put you at 219W PSU required. But it would perform a ton better. However, MicroCenter only has 2 5670's and neither are slim profile. ATI 5570 Low Profile $74.99 2 Microcenter http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest Graphics Card for 250W PSU. Forum SolvedOnly 250w PSU Looking for Good Graphics Card Update - Please Help Forum Hi, i am wanting to buy a graphics card for my computer. But I have out that my psu is 250w and I am wanting to upgrade that. Forum i have a zoostorm i3-3240 3.3ghz dual core processor 6gb ram 250w psu whats the best graphics card please Forum Only 250w PSU Looking for Good Graphics Card Update - Please Help Forum Graphics card upgrade for a 250W PSU? Forum What is a suitable graphics card for a 250w psu Forum 250W PSU - New Graphics Card Needed! Forum Need new graphics card for dell 530s with 250W PSU Forum Shuttle xpc which graphics card for hd-dvd playback using 250w psu Forum SolvedQuestion about 250w Power Supply And new Graphics Card Forum SolvedWill a 250W power supply be enough for this graphics card? Forum Solvedcan u install a 512mb graphics card in a 250w Optiplex 390 Forum Graphics Card for 250w Power supply Forum What's a good low profile card for a 250w psu? Forum SolvedRecommended Card for 250w PSU? Forum 250w PSU w/ ATi card? Forum Card for a 250W PSU? Forum Which cheap low-profile card? PSU only 250W. Newbie here. Forum Need cheap GFX Card for TF2 on 250w PSU(?) 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 !