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... 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBest Graphics Card for 250W PSU . ForumOnly 250w PSU Looking for Good Graphics Card Update - Please Help ForumOnly 250w PSU Looking for Good Graphics Card Update - Please Help ForumA decent Graphics card for an Inspiron 530s, on 250W PSU ForumOnly 250w PSU Looking for Good Graphics Card Update Forum250W PSU - New Graphics Card Needed! ForumGraphics card upgrade for a 250W PSU ? ForumBest Graphics card for a 250w Bestec PSU ? ForumCard for a 250W PSU ? ForumWhich cheap low-profile card ? PSU only 250W . Newbie here. ForumShuttle xpc which graphics card for hd-dvd playback using 250w psu ForumNeed cheap GFX Card for TF2 on 250w PSU (?) ForumRecommended Card for 250w PSU ? ForumBest video card for 250W PSU ? ForumMy game is telling me I need to install Physx, but I have an AMD card? ForumCPU vs Graphics card ForumWould an intergrated graphic card with more RAM suffice? ForumGraphics not working. ForumStruggling to find a graphcis card to work on my computer Forum[Solved] Compatibility between PCI-E x16 Mobo and PCI-Ex16 2.1 Graphics Card 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 !