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Any good cards that run on a 280W PSU?

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Anonymous
May 8, 2012 9:48:49 PM

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)
a c 253 U Graphics card
May 8, 2012 9:54:28 PM

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=N82E168...

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.
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May 8, 2012 10:05:16 PM

Maybe a 16 bit Super Nintendo?
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May 8, 2012 10:07:43 PM

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/7000/77...

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.
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Anonymous
May 8, 2012 10:48:47 PM

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.
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a c 158 U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 5:09:56 PM

So you also need a low profile card for the thing also. Dont' know if those 77xx series come in that form.
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May 9, 2012 5:26:33 PM

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.
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May 9, 2012 5:36:45 PM

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.
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a c 253 U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 6:36:39 PM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

You will also need a low profile video card.
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