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Low power graphics card for dual display

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October 14, 2011 3:04:56 PM

Hello,

I have an Optiplex 380 small form factor pc. It is my work computer and I'd like to have dual monitors. The power supply is 235w.

So I need a low profile, low power consumption graphics card. Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.
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October 14, 2011 3:26:49 PM

Radeon 5450.
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October 14, 2011 3:49:00 PM

I rocked an 8800GT for years. I still have it as a back-up if my either of my 570's crap out.
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October 14, 2011 4:30:52 PM

The ATI website recommends a 400w power supply for the Radeon 5450. Will the 235w on my machine suffice? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I don't know much about graphics cards.
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October 14, 2011 4:36:40 PM

This one is cheap ($35, $15 after MiR) and Asus brand.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 14, 2011 4:40:18 PM

Under load, that card should pull max of 25W. So, i guess it depends on what else you have in there but it should be fine.
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October 14, 2011 6:14:43 PM

Best answer selected by ANowak88.
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October 14, 2011 6:15:18 PM

Thanks for the help! Going with the Asus.

Never buying a Dell...
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October 14, 2011 9:47:51 PM

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