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What's a good low profile card for $75 compatible with a 220w PSU?

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May 31, 2012 5:42:32 AM

Title says it all. I'm having a bit of trouble deciding which one to get that's in my budget.
a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2012 6:25:26 AM

What is the model/make of that 220W PSU? Also, we'd like to know the amps on it's +12V rails. You can find that from a chart/sticker that's been stuck to the side of your PSU.

The HD 6570, as stated above, should probably be enough.
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May 31, 2012 6:33:21 AM

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=e... is the PC that I have. I'm not very tech savvy so I'll just copy/paste the details about my PSU.

Internal 220W (100V-240V)
Form factor: Internal for slim form factor
Total wattage: 220W
Nominal input voltage range:
100-127V/6A (50-60Hz)
200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)
Dimensions: 200mm x 85mm x 53mm (7.9 x 3.3 x 2.1 inches)
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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2012 6:40:36 AM

It doesn't show the amps on it's 12V rails. Could you check them?
And I see it's a slimline PC.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
May 31, 2012 6:41:45 AM

the 6450 might be as powerful as you can go on 220W.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
May 31, 2012 7:35:55 AM

yea that psu won't power anything really spectacular. The 6450 would be the best I would recommend.
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May 31, 2012 7:40:02 AM

Well, your psu has 15 A on +12V rail so it has 12*15 =180 watts .6450 hd draws a maximum of 31 watts.So,you should be fine with it but that card is not so good for gaming and i recommend 5570 HD(43 watts at peak). It has better performance and will run on your psu.
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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2012 8:59:51 AM

why not a hd 7750?
55watts max power?
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May 31, 2012 9:30:20 AM

Because I'm not made of money. ._.
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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2012 9:49:35 AM

The HD 6450 is the best you can go, like said.
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May 31, 2012 9:11:02 PM

Gman450 said:
The HD 6450 is the best you can go, like said.


How do you figure?
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a c 92 U Graphics card
May 31, 2012 11:28:27 PM

max is 190w and the psu probably degrades like 20%, also considering it lists as max output and not continuous. I'd expect it to function as max of 150W considering the other parts of the system, you don't want to push the power envelope.
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a b U Graphics card
June 1, 2012 1:13:09 PM

^+1
I wouldn't consider going over a HD 6450. Since it's is a generic, HP slimline PSU, I wouldn't go over or near the rated wattage.

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June 1, 2012 5:38:59 PM

U can also get hd 5670 ddr3 or gt 240 ddr5..both consume less power and are good cards.
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June 1, 2012 5:39:19 PM

U can also get hd 5670 ddr3 or gt 240 ddr5..both consume less power and are good cards.
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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2012 4:55:54 AM

Bodhisatwa said:
U can also get hd 5670 ddr3 or gt 240 ddr5..both consume less power and are good cards.

An HD 5670 or a GT240, consumes more power, and it's unlikely that it'll run on the OP's system.
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June 2, 2012 7:17:17 AM

I'm just going to get the 6570, I googled it and I see a lot of people who use 220W PSU's and 6570 but it still works fine. If my PSU blows, that's my own fault and it looks like a really good card so I don't feel like giving up gaming. I saw the FPS you get with 6450 and it's horrible. The max power draw is like 24W more, so I guess if it can't be TOO bad but oh well. I'll just deal with random crashes if it gives me any, until I have money for a PSU or whatever.
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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2012 9:43:44 AM

Ok, it's your choice. :) 
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June 10, 2012 2:34:50 AM

OK I got the 6570, it's been running smoothly and playing games on max. I'm VERY satisfied with it, thanks for the recommendation!
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June 10, 2012 2:53:43 AM

Congrats. Hope it works well for you.
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 10:58:28 AM

Nice to hear that. Happy gaming! :hello:  :) 
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