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Need a graphics card for a slimline 220w computer

I have a HP Pavilion Slimline s5212y and I was wondering what graphics card I could get.
Specs:
http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-slimline-s5212y/4507-3118_7-33847510.html

I was thinking the Sapphire Radeon HD 4650 512mb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-102-829&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

or the Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 4350 512mb
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MTB5ZC/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I have heard the Radeon HD 4650 works with a 200w psu on the newegg feedback for that card, but haven't heard much on the HD 4350
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  1. If you are gaming then the HD4650 is the stronger card but the HD4350 consumes less electricity. This would be an in between energy efficient option http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814141119
  2. well im looking to game and record Call of duty 4
  3. Can somone please answer my question because i wanna order it soon
  4. I would look at upgrading my psu first.
    SeaSonic SS-300TFX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151090
    This will allow you to safely upgrade to a better gpu.
  5. Your best bet is probably the HD 5570 which is about as powerful as the HD 4670, but uses less power than the HD 4650.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102875&cm_re=hd_5570-_-14-102-875-_-Product
  6. jaguarskx said:
    Your best bet is probably the HD 5570 which is about as powerful as the HD 4670, but uses less power than the HD 4650.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102875&cm_re=hd_5570-_-14-102-875-_-Product

    I dont think my computer can use DDR3
  7. VRAM is different from system RAM.
  8. jaguarskx said:
    VRAM is different from system RAM.

    will i need a psu upgrade
  9. Simply keep asking won't get you a darn good solution. A bit of work on you own will simply do.

    First, calculate how much power you need.
    http://extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp
    http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

    This will give you the idea if you need a better PSU, or simply get a less power consumtion GPU.

    Warning! draw too much power from rated PSU will blow away your PSU. Then damaged PSU will take computer components along. So don't be cheap on PSU.
  10. tik said:
    Simply keep asking won't get you a darn good solution. A bit of work on you own will simply do.

    First, calculate how much power you need.
    http://extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp
    http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

    This will give you the idea if you need a better PSU, or simply get a less power consumtion GPU.

    Warning! draw too much power from rated PSU will blow away your PSU. Then damaged PSU will take computer components along. So don't be cheap on PSU.

    the thing is i dont know how to fill all this stuff out
  11. jaguarskx said:
    Your best bet is probably the HD 5570 which is about as powerful as the HD 4670, but uses less power than the HD 4650.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102875&cm_re=hd_5570-_-14-102-875-_-Product

    I also cant use it because my computer needs PCI express 2.0 x 16 not 2.1 x 16
  12. iFreaKHD said:
    the thing is i dont know how to fill all this stuff out


    You are wasting people valuable time.
  13. I would strongly recommend upgrading your psu it's only 220W.
    The unit i linked earlier is your best bet.
    I wouldn't recommend using a gpu over 300w.
    PCIE 2.1 is backwards compatible to 2.0.
  14. Ok is there any graphics card that I can use without a psu upgrade maybe this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102867&cm_re=sapphire_radeon-_-14-102-867-_-Product
  15. can someone tell me if the graphics card I just posted will work or not
  16. Best answer
    Yes it will work!
    The HD4650 or HD4350 will both work with your PSU if it has reasonable +12 volt rail. The system is going to be pulling less than 200 watts with either of them. The HD5550 I linked to earlier consumes even less power.
  17. Best answer selected by iFreaKHD.
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