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Best graphics card for 400W PSU(15A)?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 7, 2011 2:37:20 PM

Hi, I'm looking to revive an old computer that is really outdated. I already bought and installed a MSI motherboard and an Athlon II X2 250. I chose that in order to use my also old IDE hard drive.. Modern games are unplayable though (even low 1024x768). My PSU has only one 15A 12V rail though. Should I upgrade it to install a Radeon HD 5670??? Should I immediately upgrade the PSU?? Any other graphics card suggestion??
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December 7, 2011 3:17:43 PM

The HD5670 should actually work ok with that PSU. The same can be said of the HD55XX series and HD65XX series as well. Really a matter of how much you want to spend.

I have a HD5570 (actually 2 of them) in HTPCs with 180W PSUs and they are doing fine.

Good luck!