Graphics card that will work on Dell Inspiron 531's PSU

So, I'm looking for what graphics card I could buy for my Inspiron 531, The specs are as follows.

AMD Athlon X2 64 3800+ 2Ghz

1GB DDR2 RAM (2x512mb)

Dell AM2 0RY206 (With pcie x16 slot)

256mb Radeon X1300PRO


300W Dell PSU (Good brand, as dell uses high-end PSU's).

What graphics cards could I have in here, that are better than my current one?
Ones that don't need nay power cables ofc.

I won't be upgrading anything else as I will be getting a new gaming rig soon.
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  1. I've used a GT240 from Nvidia in my Dell. Single slot, compact card with plenty of grunt - runs fast, cool.
  2. The ATI equivalent would be the ATI HD5670 1GB PCIe and looks to be much superior to the GT240 for the same power/heat usage. (Forget the GT240)

    SEE: http://www.hwcompare.com/104/geforce-gt-240-gddr5-vs-radeon-hd-5670/

    GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 vs Radeon HD 5670

    Intro
    The GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 has a GPU core speed of 550 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 425 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 96 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.
    Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5670, which comes with a clock frequency of 775 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1000 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 400(80x5) SPUs, 20 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.
  3. Take a look at this graphic card hierarchy chart, at least 3 tiers for noticeable improvement over your 1300 PRO.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-radeon-hd-6990-geforce-gtx-590,2912-7.html

    Since you're replacing that system pretty soon, you may not want to dump too much money into a new card.
  4. Yeah, I think Ill just buy a HD 4350 for £24.
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