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CaN I put a 400W requirement video card into 280W psu?

Hello,
I am using "nvdia geforce gt210" graphics card, and its preety crappy.. i want to buy "ATI Radeon HD 6670 1 GB DDR3 Graphics Card"
The problem is my PSU is 280W and the requirements for 6670 are 400W.. would it be a problem if I replace my current card with 6670?
my pc specs are

i3
1tb hdd
6gb ram
280w psu..
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  1. Probably yes. I would buy a 400W one.
  2. You can but shouldn't. However if your PSU has all the required connectors it might actually work.
  3. Hi :)

    YES...buy A NEW psu...

    All the best Brett :)
  4. Best answer
    Gt 210 consumes 20 W

    Hd 6670 consumes 50 W

    I dont know what I3 is but lets say is ivy bridge

    55W Cpu
    50W GPu
    16W Ram
    15W Hdd

    =136W

    I think your PSU will be able to handle the new GPU.

    6670 Doesnt need any power pin so u are set.
  5. Thanks everyone...! :) I had made a huge mistake building a really sad rig.. since you've told me my psu can handle the new graphics card, can you tell me if there is any other better psu in the range of 90$(5000 INR)... :D :D
  6. Where are u buying from ?

    I would suggest XFX 550 W Pro Core Edition

    Or even cheaper Cx 430W / Antec VP 450W

    Possible 1 of the last 2 .Ur system has lower power consumption so you wont need a 550W PSU.

    Both are great psu and will do the job.

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-CX430-Power-Supply-Review/1200

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Power-Supply-Review/1487
  7. Best answer selected by poizen.
  8. can you suggest me some options for graphics card, my budget is 90$ (i.e 5000INR)
    i am going to buy it from www.flipkart.com you may check or please reply with the options that i should consider for a new graphics card


    prototype18 said:
    Gt 210 consumes 20 W

    Hd 6670 consumes 50 W

    I dont know what I3 is but lets say is ivy bridge

    55W Cpu
    50W GPu
    16W Ram
    15W Hdd

    =136W

    I think your PSU will be able to handle the new GPU.

    6670 Doesnt need any power pin so u are set.
  9. the thing is i dont have enough cash for buying a PSU... :( anyway.. ty :)
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