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220W PSU. GFX card?

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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2012 1:00:34 AM

What card could I use with a 220W PSU?

Brand is hp. Here are the numbers:

DC OUTPUT
+3.3V-------16A
+5.08V-------15A
+12V---------16A
-12V---------0.3A
+5.08Vsb-------2.0A

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220W-HP-504966-001-TFX0220D5WA-...

That is the PSU.

SLot is a PCIe x16

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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2012 1:08:20 AM

btw, the owner of the PC would like to play at least CoD4.
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March 16, 2012 1:14:11 AM

That's a seriously weak PSU. Even the low end cards requires at least 300ish wattage with respect of any other components.

Then again, it depends what use you need the GPU for? If it's for gaming, I can't recommend any. If it's just for a better HTPC performance, you can try HD5450 Passive.
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2012 1:18:59 AM

It would be for 90% web usage and 10% verrrry light gaming. Like an hour or so a day of CoD4. The owner has a job at the comp and can't really play much during the day.
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2012 1:30:39 AM

CPU-AMD Sempron 2.3 GHZ
2 GB RAM
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a b α HP
March 16, 2012 1:36:20 AM

Maybe a 6670 or 7750(better option).

Those take lower power and should work with your power supply.

You have to keep in mind that you only have 192 watts of 12 volt power to work with. So lets hope this system is lighter on the cpu and other hardware.

EDIT, saw the cpu added. Thats an older system. so too much video card will just be held back by the cpu anyway.
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2012 1:42:49 AM

The 9600 GT to me seems like a great card. Will it be good?
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March 16, 2012 1:52:22 AM

To play at least CoD4 with medium settings, you'd also need at least -$80 cards from AMD. The Sempron will hold things back though, since CoD4 requires at least 2,6Ghz of dual cores. And the 2GB RAM if it indeed Dual Channel should help a lot, if it's Single Channel, things could get worse.

A 6670 will lighten things up by some degree, and with Sempron, it shouldn't tax your PSU too much. My best bet, you can play CoD at low-medium settings.

Here is a site where you can try things : http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2012 2:03:33 AM

He currently play CoD4 480p low settings 30 FPS on integrated GFX. So I am sure that a card will improve things.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
March 16, 2012 2:06:13 AM

rocknrollz said:
The 9600 GT to me seems like a great card. Will it be good?


If you can find one on Ebay for a reasonable price +/- $50
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a b α HP
March 16, 2012 2:08:54 AM

Demon slayer said:
GTS 450 is a no go mate - http://www.hwcompare.com/11756/geforce-gts-450-1gb-vs-r...

Fully in agreement with this post.

While with the lower end cpu it may work, its not worth it compared to the 7750
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2012 2:18:38 AM

So I will not see an issue with my 1.0 vs. the 7750 3.0?
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March 16, 2012 2:23:40 AM

rocknrollz said:
So I will not see an issue with my 1.0 vs. the 7750 3.0?

Not even in the slightest will you see any negative impact on a 1.0 lane with the 7750 and at leased with the 7750 you will be playing every game out on the market so long as you are ok with 30fps gaming in some of the higher end titles such as BF3 ect.
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2012 2:34:00 AM

Okay sweet, thanks all.
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2012 2:34:11 AM

Best answer selected by RockNRollz.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
March 16, 2012 6:22:55 AM

thanks, bookmarked.
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May 2, 2012 1:38:51 PM

if yours is a bestec get a new one but if not u are good to go any okay psu with a over 14a or 15a on +12v rail is good to go. and buy the gigabyte 7750 its good.
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May 2, 2012 1:42:14 PM

Demon slayer said:
Not even in the slightest will you see any negative impact on a 1.0 lane with the 7750 and at leased with the 7750 you will be playing every game out on the market so long as you are ok with 30fps gaming in some of the higher end titles such as BF3 ect.


dude it very well uses 2.0 lane. there will be a performance drop of 4-7 fps max but 3.0 is out of ques it doesnt need 3.0 lane.
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