Any good cards that run on a 280W PSU?

I'm looking to upgrade my onboard graphics and I want to know if there are any ards out there that can handle stuff like Grand Theft Auto 4 (Preferably under $100)
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  1. SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 11202-00-20G)
    $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969

    This card would run GTA 4 but I don't know if it will run with the psu that you have , can you upgrade the psu. It gets tough when people want to run these new games on video cards that have been around for a long time and are under $100. You end up playing at the low settings and resolution and in some cases not playing at all.
  2. The Radeon 7750 and the 7770 are great in power use, with a 280 watt PSU, I'd stick with the 7750 though. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750-benchmark,3135-14.html
  3. Maybe a 16 bit Super Nintendo?
  4. andyvet32 said:
    Maybe a 16 bit Super Nintendo?


    i lol'd

    even for the 7750 AMD recommends a 400 watt power supply
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7750/Pages/radeon-7750.aspx#3

    i know you can run a card under the recommended watts, but 280 seems to be pushing it. you should probably save up and buy a decent power supply first.
  5. Forgot to say, my PC is a Dell Optiplex 745 DT, which only has one unique PSU, and it is low profile :( I suppose I can go redneck and run a PSU outside my case.
  6. So you also need a low profile card for the thing also. Dont' know if those 77xx series come in that form.
  7. Sorry to say... It may be time to save for a new inexpensive build. Don't go Redneck. Getting new parts one at a time can help you feel better about finishing. I was just there. It ended up being fun. Good luck.
  8. Core i5/H67/4GB/1.5TB/Blu-ray SuperCombo - newegg $568

    Here is an inexpensive rig to think about. Probably could get parts cheaper if you look around.
  9. Athena Power AP-TFX40 400W TFX12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $78.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817338082

    Judging from your last post I get the impression that you have a slim line computer case and if that's the case then you can get power supplies for it. The one listed above is a 400w but there are others that are lower , 350w ,300w and so on.

    PowerColor AX6750 1GBD5-LHG Radeon HD 6750 (Dirt3 Edition) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131448

    VisionTek 900276 Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
    $124.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129145

    You will also need a low profile video card.
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