Really, really leaning toward the XFX Hd 5670 with 1gb, but my final question is, will it run on a 300W PSU? I don't want to choke the card or place too much demand on my PSU and risk ruining all my hardware. I plan on this card and computer lasting me at least 2-3 more years, so if I need to play it safe and just get a 5570 of some sort, I will. But if the 300W PSU will have no trouble powering a 5670 then I'd like the increased performance. What do you think?
Ok, so I have a 300W PSU with a +12V at 18A, a +5v at 22a, and a 3,3v at 17a. Do I havethe power required to run a 5670? The card will probably never be pushed to the limit. I need it to stream HD video and play games like WoW and League of Legends. Will I be safe, or not? Really just need a definitive answer.
I picked that PSU because it had the 12v rail @ >22a which I've read is what is recommended for the 5670. Halo Don, that PSU only has a 12v @ 17a and a 12v @ 15a, which as far as I know is not adequate, right? But Purple, that one is much better, thanks for the link. I'll definitely get that one when I get the money. Would this card be ok for probably around 2-3 months on my current PSU?