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Best graphics card for a 300w Power Supply?

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June 21, 2012 10:15:46 PM

Hi, I've just recently bought a pc with an AMD FX-6120 six core and Radeon HD 7450 and a 300w power supply. What is the best card I can get to replace the 7450 within my power supply that is still stable.

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June 21, 2012 10:37:04 PM

What is the make/model of your PSU?

I would say a 7750 to be on the safe.If it turns out it's a quality PSU then I would say go for the 7770.

Are you planning on O.C.ing your CPU?
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June 21, 2012 11:25:09 PM

The 7750 is faster than the GT440.And even cheaper.
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June 21, 2012 11:36:03 PM

purple stank said:
The 7750 is faster than the GT440.And even cheaper.

do u mean Asus - AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5.....
if u mean that and i really dont understand this alot, but
Asus - AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5:
Memory Clock 4600MHz

AND

Asus - NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 1GB GDDR5 :
Memory Clock 3200MHz....
But for real i compared 7750 is really better than gt440 but for real both are really almost the same!!

And also
Asus - NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 1GB GDDR5 :Reg. Price: $97.99
Asus - AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 : Reg. Price: $112.99
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June 22, 2012 12:11:42 AM

MR9191 said:
Hi, I've just recently bought a pc with an AMD FX-6120 six core and Radeon HD 7450 and a 300w power supply. What is the best card I can get to replace the 7450 within my power supply that is still stable.

I've got the model here. No, I will not be overclocking.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?
docname=c03359045&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c03359045/loc:2&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5231389#N302
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June 22, 2012 12:29:24 AM

Alright well if it's an HP PSU then you can bet it's poor quality.Go for the 7750 then.
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June 22, 2012 12:31:43 AM

HD 7750 is way faster than GT 440.
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June 22, 2012 12:43:57 AM

A GT 520 is NOT better than a GT 440. The HD 7750 is your best option by far.
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June 22, 2012 1:03:06 AM

7770>7750>440>520
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June 24, 2012 7:43:58 PM

Best answer selected by MR9191.
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October 10, 2012 4:24:50 PM

People keep recommening the radeon 7750 but that requires 420 watt I thought.. how could it run on 300 watt?
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October 10, 2012 5:22:01 PM

phatpb1 said:
People keep recommening the radeon 7750 but that requires 420 watt I thought.. how could it run on 300 watt?

"Required" is a very subjective term when it comes to graphics card power-draw. The HD 7750 will draw 55w at MAX and less when gaming. Graphics card manufacturers have to allow for the worst possible scenario so they cannot be held liable when someone plugs their card into a computer with 7 hard drives, 3 optical drives, a 140w CPU, 8 USB devices, and a 10-year-old, no-name, 300w power supply. Any reasonably simple system will draw 150w or less with no graphics card, so adding a 55w card will not push you over 200w in any given circumstance. And any decent 300w PSU will be able to handle that power demand, even if the "Recommended" wattage is 450w.
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June 19, 2013 12:56:57 AM

Thank you so much for this thread. Answered many questions of mine. I have the same computer as OP and was worried my power supply would not handle the 7750 sapphire ultimate i was wanting.
Also: My current card takes 25w. The card im getting takes 55w. Will my 300w psu handle the 30 extra watts?
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