I recently bought a ThinkCentre M91p (4480-B1U) off of craigslist and am now trying to make it so my friend can use it for gaming. The problem is that it comes with a 240 watt psu. In addition, the computer is SFF, so I need a low-profile graphics card. The main game he is trying to play is FFXIV, but I'm sure he'll play others; looking to spend about $100 on the graphics card.
The computer is an i5-2400.
So my questions are what type of power supply do I need; wattage and size? And are there any recommendations for low profile graphics cards or am I wasting my time and should I just move the whole thing to a larger case?
On the website for low profile 7750 it says "Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply."
Any recommendations for power supplies?
Feel free to ignore that recommendation. They are covering their butts. They have no idea what kind of system you have, so they recommend high wattage. The max TDP of the 7750 is 55 watts. You shouldn't have any problems with the 240w PSU, so long as it's an ok PSU.
Okay, so my friend wants a more powerful graphics card than the most powerful low profile card. I am going to move the whole thing to a different case and get a new power supply.
I do have a 400 watt atx psu sitting around, do you think that would power a $200 graphics card with one hard drive and the i5, or do you think I should get something closer to 500 or 600 watts?