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Palit GTS 450 LP in a SFF with 200w psu?? options??

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February 8, 2011 7:00:02 AM

I want to play Final Fantasy XIV. I’m upgrading my low profile pcie graphics card. I need some advice on what power supply to get. Here’s what I’m working with, and before you make fun of me I realize I could get a faster, newer pc with full size slots, a faster cpu, and a suitable power supply for less than I’ve spent upgrading this one. I don’t want that. I like to max out before a restart. Plus I'm excited about what's coming out in the next few years. I have an old HP dx5150 small form factor that only takes low profile pci/pcie cards. I have one pcie x16 and one pcie x1. I recently purchased a Palit GeForce GTS 450 1 GB LowProFile 128-bit GDDR5 x16 HDCP PCI Express 2.0 Video Card. I’m afraid to put it in with my 200W stock power supply. I need to upgrade, 250W will suffice, but I would prefer 300W. I have heard weird things about HP stock psu’s and apparently it’s hard to upgrade them due to size and maybe a pin configuration issue with the mobo. I’m not interested in an external power supply. I want something that will fit where the old one was. Here is what I currently have:

OS: Windows 7 Pro x64
Processor: AMD ATHLON 64 FX 60 2.6GHz ADAFX60DAA6CD SOCKET 939
HDD: 1TB 3.0 GB/s 7200
Mobo form factor: standard uATX
Chipset: ATI Radeon® Xpress 200M
DVD/CD-ROM drive: – Sony DVD RW DRU-710A Need a Bluray if anybody has a recommendation
3.5 Floppy
Memory: 4-GB DDR Synch DRAM PC3200 (400-MHz) Non ECC
(4 x 1024 DIMM)
Monitors: Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 10,000,000:1 and Asus VG236H 23" 2ms 1920x1080 Full HD 120Hz 3D multimedia WideScreen LCD Monitor w/nVidia 3D Vision Kit 400 cd/m2 100,000:1 (ASCR)
Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 and Wireless Performance Mouse MX
Wireless: PCIe 1.0 x1 - wireless n nic (Right now I am barely able to squeeze this in next to my old graphics card – it won’t fit with the new one. I will probably get a PCI one because I don’t trust the USB nic’s – I had a bad experience with Netgear’s WG111v2 with Windows XP and I hate them). Any ideas about a new non-pcie nic that works would be nice.
Graphics card: PCIe 1.0 x16 - Evga GeForce GT 430 1 GB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics
Power Supply:
• Part Number :375496-001
• Type: TFX Flex ATX
• Maximum Power: 200 watt
• Input Voltage :115/230VAC, 5/2.5A
• Input Frequency: 47-63 HZ
• Output :+12V 11A, +12V 4.5A, +5V 9A, -12V 0.2A, +3.3V 18A, +5Vsb 2A
• Dimensions: 7.78" x 3.54" x 2.46" - Inch, 197.5L x 90W x 62.5H mm
• Connectors: 1x 24 pin ATX connector, 1x ATX12V connector, 2x Serial ATA connectors, 2x peripheral power connectors, and 1x floppy drive connector

I’m replacing my GT 430 with the Palit GeForce GTS 450 1 GB LowProFile 128-bit GDDR5 x16 HDCP PCI Express 2.0 Video Card. I’ve heard the GTS 450 LP has a maximum system power draw of 258.9 watts on a more powerful system than mine. I’m guessing I would need at least a 300w power supply if I ever needed to overclock it. Anybody know of a psu that will work with an HP dx5150sff? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
a c 173 U Graphics card
February 8, 2011 11:54:00 AM

Are you nuts :0 using such a card will most likely cause a short as the card alone uses more than what the 12v rail can provide. 109w off the 12v source just for the card is more than what the unit can provide and with that cpu you got your a time bomb waiting to blow.
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March 20, 2011 11:13:21 PM

Hi man,

Could you fit this card to your 200w system?
a c 172 U Graphics card
March 21, 2011 12:58:23 AM

lol, that CPU, although not powerfull by todays standards, draws about 125w max. Im surprised your current 200w psu is not eploded yet.
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