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Will 300w be able to power a 5670 & Core2Duo E7500

My friend has been struggling to get SOLID 60FPS on minecraft using the integrated graphics on a Dell XPS 560, so I suggested to him that he get a PCI-e graphics card. I looked at the "Best GPUs for the money" article here, and found the best GPU that could be run without an external 12 rail. A radeon 5670. I was wondering if he could run that card fine with the default 300w PSU that came in the dell, or just go with the 5570. Here are the speccys for his computer:


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  1. An HD5670 should be fine on a 300w Dell PSU.

    EDIT:BTW the best card without a power connector is actually this HD5750;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131346
    But it is quite overpriced. More reasonable and also faster than the HD5670 is the new HD6670;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102935
    That said if we are just talking about Minecraft the HD5670 will certainly be more than enough.
  2. Thank you. If he is only running minecraft and OSU! (And maybe some Just Cause 1) Would you suggest a 5570 over the 5670?

    EDIT: Remember, this is the best GPU for the money, not the best GPU that can be run w/o external power.
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    springhalo said:
    Thank you. If he is only running minecraft and OSU! (And maybe some Just Cause 1) Would you suggest a 5570 over the 5670?

    EDIT: Remember, this is the best GPU for the money, not the best GPU that can be run w/o external power.

    Performance per Dollar from techPowerUp.com on Apr 18th 2011 for graphics cards running at a resolution of 1280x1024 :

  4. Best answer selected by SpringHalo.
  5. springhalo said:
    Thank you. If he is only running minecraft and OSU! (And maybe some Just Cause 1) Would you suggest a 5570 over the 5670?

    EDIT: Remember, this is the best GPU for the money, not the best GPU that can be run w/o external power.

    Go with the HD5670 then. And switch to Just Cause 2, nice game. :p
  6. jyjjy said:
    Go with the HD5670 then. And switch to Just Cause 2, nice game. :p


    Bah. He's too poor for that.
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