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January 13, 2012 7:32:03 AM

Hello,
I have a inspiron 580s it has intel hd graphics which i know swtor wont run at all with it so im wondering is there a good graphics card i can buy that will be better than the one i have cause atm im only gettin about 8 fps on avg.
the power supply is 250watts and i can be hardly upgrade able to 300watt
any good card on avg of 60 to 70 dollars would be nice
thanks

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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 13, 2012 7:34:27 AM

6670
January 13, 2012 8:10:48 AM

It needs twice my Psu. I only have a 250 watt :( 
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 13, 2012 8:11:08 AM

no no no, 6670 draws very very low wattage.
a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2012 8:15:48 AM

I am not sure you can fit a standard card in the 580s you may need a new case and power supply as well.
January 13, 2012 5:05:40 PM

yea i need a low profile and 250watt the minimum req for swtor are

Processor:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or better
Operating System:
Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later
RAM:

Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM
Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM
Note: PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB of RAM.

Star Wars: The Old Republic requires a video card that has a minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM as well as support for Shader 3.0 or better. Examples include:

ATI X1800 or better
nVidia 7800 or better
Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better
January 13, 2012 5:22:30 PM

i have been looking on the forums and the hd 5570 or 4650 will work on a 220watt and i have a 250watt just want to make sure i dont make a huge mistake or what anyother low profile i could get

here are my specs

intel i3 core cpu 540@3.07GHz
RAM 4gb
intel HD graphics
win7 64bit
a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2012 5:48:26 PM

Hi. What kind of resolution are you using? 1920x1080? 1680x1050?
according to this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/star-wars-gaming-te... article from tom's hardware 5570 should do the job at 1680x1050 even at 1920x1080.



Now if you want to play with better eyecandy you need a 5770 or 550ti which means an other psu.

Generally by means of power consumption and performance (and price :p ), 5570 is a great choice.

54$ and after rebates 44$ 5570 on newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 13, 2012 5:57:23 PM

1600x900 and low profile
i cant seem to find 5570 low profile
January 13, 2012 6:42:44 PM

my tower its slim

btw is it possible to transfer my slim case to a normal tower case? by that i mean motherboard will fit and so on so i can just put a normal PSU
January 13, 2012 7:47:37 PM

amuffin said:
6670

Why is everyone on about 6670 when 6750 is a better card with more performance and still draws very very very low power.
January 13, 2012 7:48:47 PM

bestout said:
Hello,
I have a inspiron 580s it has intel hd graphics which i know swtor wont run at all with it so im wondering is there a good graphics card i can buy that will be better than the one i have cause atm im only gettin about 8 fps on avg.
the power supply is 250watts and i can be hardly upgrade able to 300watt
thanks

This is your best bet Radeon HD 6750 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
January 13, 2012 7:53:22 PM

needs 450watt and need low profile
January 13, 2012 7:55:56 PM

i can change the PSU to 300 watt so any card around 60~ USD would be nice

LOW PROFILE
January 13, 2012 8:37:14 PM

needs a 400watt
January 13, 2012 8:41:51 PM

this is driving me crazy
January 13, 2012 9:12:58 PM

and how i can find this out
a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2012 9:16:36 PM

Bestout

The HD6570 draws 128 Watts MAX during full load 3dmark 11 testing, so as long as your CPU is not a 100 W you should be fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814121441
January 13, 2012 9:16:44 PM

it will really really help me out alot if i can find this information
January 13, 2012 9:23:52 PM

are you sure about this ???
January 13, 2012 9:43:16 PM

funguseater said:
Bestout

The HD6570 draws 128 Watts MAX during full load 3dmark 11 testing, so as long as your CPU is not a 100 W you should be fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814121441

FAIL 6850 draws a max 127watts and is like 4x the power or more LOL.
January 13, 2012 9:46:17 PM

can anyone give me a good card please? either a 250watt or a 300watt :/ 
January 13, 2012 9:48:37 PM

bestout said:
can anyone give me a good card please? either a 250watt or a 300watt :/ 

Radeon HD 6850 is only 127Watts max so thats your best card.
a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2012 9:53:34 PM

Please do not try and use a HD6850 with a 250W PSU

You wanted around $70 card for your system.... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814121441 will work with 250W


ASUS EAH6570/DI/1GD3(LP) Radeon HD 6570 1GB $60 at New Egg.Com sorry my links are not working...
January 13, 2012 9:53:37 PM

200 dollar card o.O
January 13, 2012 9:57:15 PM

i do not need to run the game on extreme or high res all i want its mid res and good fps that is all
January 13, 2012 9:57:57 PM

bestout said:
200 dollar card o.O

You said 250watts dedicated for GPU or in all for the whole system and a 6850 is $140 bucks right now
January 13, 2012 10:01:00 PM

if i have to buy a power supply i can only go to like 60 dollars if i dont maybe 100 dollars
January 13, 2012 10:03:18 PM

Gordon Freeman said:
You said 250watts dedicated for GPU or in all for the whole system and a 6850 is $140 bucks right now

i dont really know if is dedicated or for whole system.
Inspiron 580s
a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2012 10:10:00 PM

Oh, and I might add that I'm not going to do your shopping but the linked card uses gddr2 vram and is significantly slower than the 5550 cards that use gddr5. So shop for a card with the gddr5 and you should be good!
a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2012 10:26:38 PM

bestout said:
so far its the 5570 ddr3 good for 250watt right...


if 187W is less than 250W...
a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2012 10:28:26 PM

Also note that the 187W was with a Core i7 and an X58 mobo - which draw much more power than your setup. So you should be more in the 150-170 range..
January 13, 2012 11:13:36 PM

so its good for my system right? i just dont wat to have any problems at all
January 13, 2012 11:30:28 PM

please confirm this so i can go ahead and buy it

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a b U Graphics card
January 14, 2012 11:45:24 AM
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bestout said:
please confirm this so i can go ahead and buy it


I'm not entirely sure with what you want - we gave you our recommendations and showed you that the total consumption of the system should be in the 150-170W range. Is 150-170W less than 250W?

No one here can guarantee that you will have zero issues - any time you open the case something could happen. Any time you deal with hardware, something could happen. The card could be DOA. You could have a faulty PSU that's only putting out half of what's on the label. Your PCI-e slot could be broken/your mobo could be faulty (since you've never used it before). You could forget to ground yourself and short the board when you touch it. There was even a guy on here once who, instead of unplugging the PC tried to unscrew the power socket from the back of the PSU and fried portions of his system (which actually was the best outcome there - he could have been electrocuted). None of us can assure you that these things absolutely won't happen. The best we can do is say that "based on my knowledge and experience, in your situation, this is what we would do".

And that's what we're saying. Sorry about the rant. Buy it or don't - you have the info.
January 14, 2012 5:10:32 PM

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