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Best graphics card for a 300w PSU PC

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August 6, 2012 5:48:11 PM

I know theres several threads for this question, and i have looked at them all. But in light of new product releases i would like to know which graphics card is best for this 300w PSU PC:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

The g210 isnt cutting it, and before i get a custom built PC, id like to continue using this decent PC as graphics is its only bad side.

Money isnt an issue, however, like always the lower the better.

Thanks guys, appreciate all the help.

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August 6, 2012 6:21:54 PM

Thanks for the reply auntarie!

Should work? :p 
I gotta be 100% sure if im to buy that, dont wanna screw up the PC and spending more on repairs..
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August 6, 2012 6:26:44 PM

91%. 6670 is a pretty power efficient card and will work with a quality 300W PSU, but I don't know what yours is. (for some reason I automatically assumed it was OCZ, got mixed up with some other posts. sorry about that) So can you post the model?
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August 6, 2012 10:53:35 PM

You better check your power supply. My 4+ year old HP has a 300 watt Bestec power supply. It's not a quality power supply. You should upgrade it to an Antec VP-450 for under $40. Then, you can upgrade to HD 7750, HD 7770 etc. I have been reluctant buying a HD 7750 until I upgrade the power supply.

Dave
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a c 362 U Graphics card
August 7, 2012 12:01:46 AM

HP PSU are decent quality.

The best graphic card I recommend is the Radeon HD 7750. It is more powerful than the Radeon HD 6670 and it consumes a few watts less power.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
August 7, 2012 12:23:20 AM

^ +1
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August 7, 2012 1:43:54 AM

jaguarskx said:
HP PSU are decent quality.

The best graphic card I recommend is the Radeon HD 7750. It is more powerful than the Radeon HD 6670 and it consumes a few watts less power.


Decent....that's BS?!?! Here's a review on a Bestec power supply:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Dave
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August 11, 2012 7:20:46 PM

Thanks for the replies guys. Sorry for taking a while to respond, but here are the specs of the PSU (thank god it isnt the one on the review):




So now my question remains, will the Radeon 6670 or 7750 work on this PSU? And will it work safely without overloading the PSU and it causing other parts in the case to burn out or something.

Thanks once again!
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a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 8:10:34 PM

yes both the hd6670 and the hd7750 should work with your 300W psu.. both these cards consume less than 50 watts of power at full load.!!!.which is very efficient..i personally have hd5450 in my hp bestec 250W psu soon to upgrade to hd6570 without changing my psu..so dont worry
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a c 559 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 9:15:09 PM

It's not less than 50 Watts at full load.

The power consumption of only the graphics card measured via the PCI-Express power connector(s), if any, and the PCI-Express bus slot (i.e. on the +12V and +3.3V power supply lines):

AMD Reference Design Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR5:
from techPowerUp.com
Full load (Furmark): 61 Watts
Gaming: 50 Watts

from HT4U.NET
Full load (Furmark): 57.34 Watts
Gaming: 53.03 Watts


Radeon HD 7750:
from HT4U.NET
Full load (Furmark): 57.03 Watts
Gaming: 50.22 Watts


AMD's recently introduced Radeon HD 7750 900 MHz Edition:
from HT4U.NET
Full load (Furmark): 80.60 Watts
Gaming: 67.34 Watts
This version uses a 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector so check to make sure you know what you're purchasing.

Overclocking the Radeon HD 6670 will increase the power consumption by approximately 4.5 Watts during gaming.

Overclocking the Radeon HD 7750 will increase the power consumption by approximately 3 Watts during gaming.

The 19 Amp rating on your 300 Watt power supply should be sufficient to handle a Radeon HD 6670 or a Radeon HD 7750.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 9:20:19 PM

ko888 said:
It's not less than 50 Watts at full load.

The power consumption of only the graphics card measured via the PCI-Express power connector(s), if any, and the PCI-Express bus slot (i.e. on the +12V and +3.3V power supply lines):

AMD Reference Design Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR5:
from techPowerUp.com
Full load (Furmark): 61 Watts
Gaming: 50 Watts

from HT4U.NET
Full load (Furmark): 57.34 Watts
Gaming: 53.03 Watts


Radeon HD 7750:
from HT4U.NET
Full load (Furmark): 57.03 Watts
Gaming: 50.22 Watts


AMD's recently introduced Radeon HD 7750 900 MHz Edition:
from HT4U.NET
Full load (Furmark): 80.60 Watts
Gaming: 67.34 Watts
This version uses a 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector so check to make sure you know what you're purchasing.

Overclocking the Radeon HD 6670 will increase the power consumption by approximately 4.5 Watts during gaming.

Overclocking the Radeon HD 7750 will increase the power consumption by approximately 3 Watts during gaming.

The 19 Amp rating on your 300 Watt power supply should be sufficient to handle a Radeon HD 6670 or a Radeon HD 7750.
+1 OP this guy is a PSU god listen to him he knows more than most do on this forum about this kind of subject :) 
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August 11, 2012 9:27:18 PM

Alright so its decided, 7750 it is. However, can someone link me to a 7750 on newegg, perhaps the cheapest one (which is by asus I think)

And once again, thanks for all the help guys.
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a c 559 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 9:33:15 PM

qwerty007 said:
Alright so its decided, 7750 it is. However, can someone link me to a 7750 on newegg, perhaps the cheapest one (which is by asus I think)

And once again, thanks for all the help guys.

It's the only ASUS Radeon HD 7750 on Newegg.com's website:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 185 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 9:43:56 PM

Asus,MSI,SAPPHIRE,and one or two others make good GPU you should be happy with the ASUS ko888 linked enjoy!
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August 11, 2012 10:35:09 PM

I have a Bestec 300 watt PS as well. Getting an Antec VP-450 at $38 with free shipping to replace the Bestec. I'm not willing to risk a $100 graphics card on a Bestec AKA Worstec....it may or may not work with the Bestec.
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