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A GPU for a 300w PSU

hello, i am fairly new to this graphics thing but have a basic understanding. i want to upgrade to a graphics card, but i have money restraints, and can't indulge on a a new psu as well. my new computer is a dell inspiron 580, with 4gb ddr3 ram, a 300w psu, a intel i3-550 with 3.2 ghz lg 1156 and a 73w power draw. it has intels onboard graphics, but i want a dedicated card.

what is my best option of a card that will work with a 300w psu and is under 100$? thank you. with the graphics card you choose, let me know if i can play any newer games with that card.
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161403

    You'll be fine playing most games up to 1080p with med settings. Good gaming ;)
  2. A HD 6670.
  3. yummerzzz said:
    A HD 6670.


    Less powerful and more power hungry than the 7750. If you have the extra $$, go with the 7750. If you're on a real tight budget then the 6670 is also a good choice.
  4. My Dell E510 had a 305 Watt PSU, I used a ATI 4670 for awhile. I am surprised a 305 Watt PSU can use a ATI 7750 or a 6670.
  5. Shpati said:
    My Dell E510 had a 305 Watt PSU, I used a ATI 4670 for awhile. I am surprised a 305 Watt PSU can use a ATI 7750 or a 6670.


    4670 has a TDP of 70W while 7750 has a TDP of 55W while being much more powerful, thanks to 28nm process ;)
  6. so my 300W could run a 7750 or 6670? thatd be great!! it wouldnt be too much?
  7. Best answer
    jodom6 said:


    I've seen someone run a 6870 (150W power draw) on a 400W Corsair unit. The 7750 draws 55W, I'm pretty sure it will be fine.
  8. ok thank you so much!
  9. jodom6 said:
    ok thank you so much!


    You can search the forum if you want to see other people's thought about a 7750 running on a 300W PSU as it has been discussed a few times recently.
  10. jodom6 said:


    AMD also says you need a pcie power connector in that link, and 7750 doesn't use one. later it links to a support document for the 7900 cards. Marketing departments suck at putting up the right info. They should be emphasizing it doesn't need a pcie connector and works on lowend PSUs as that's its selling point.
  11. unksol said:
    AMD also says you need a pcie power connector in that link, and 7750 doesn't use one. later it links to a support document for the 7900 cards. Marketing departments suck at putting up the right info. They should be emphasizing it doesn't need a pcie connector and works on lowend PSUs as that's its selling point.


    Way to lose sales AMD lol...
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