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September 23, 2012 7:49:50 PM

Balling on a budget and SPACE lol I really dont know what im doing but i have spent about 3 hours researching and i think i would just create a account and ask the professionals for help.

I have a lenovo h320 low profile PC .. with an integrated HD card i5 650 psu 180w

looking at getting the: SeaSonic SS-300TFX Bronze 300W---- for the PSU

video card needs : I want to be able to play strategy games like total war franchise and future Rome total war 2 when out--- want to be able to play maxed out......

present card plays supreme commander 2 on low with no issues..

video card options that look link they will fit..

MSI R6570-MD1G/LP Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card---$59.49

MSI N610GT-MD2GD3/LP GeForce GT 610 2GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card---$46.99

MSI N620GT-MD2GD3/LP GeForce GT 620 2GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card ----$47.99


which one should i go with . and can these cards able to do what i want to do . maybe some bf3

any suggestions would be great

thx
September 23, 2012 8:07:23 PM

will i be able to power that with the 300w power supply ??
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September 23, 2012 8:15:59 PM

there is a SeaSonic-350w which is a little smaller in height which will actually be better for me. more likely to fit.. do you think this will power the radeon 7750 ??
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September 23, 2012 8:17:46 PM

my cart is ready to checkout lol ... finger on the clicker !!!!
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September 23, 2012 8:25:41 PM

7750 is 90w. I think it will be just fine
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September 23, 2012 8:27:24 PM

ok great i think im going to order the 350psu with the 7750 ... THX's :) 
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September 23, 2012 8:27:45 PM

it will be just on the edge tho. It requires 400w power supply
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September 23, 2012 8:28:43 PM

my system is currently running on 180w right now
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September 23, 2012 8:30:16 PM

u think i will have enough give or take room
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September 23, 2012 8:35:54 PM

70w buffer (20%) (well its not precise just because PSU doesnt have 100% efficiency).
but it will work as long as you don't overclock!
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September 23, 2012 8:36:42 PM

can you afford 400w PSU?
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September 23, 2012 8:38:40 PM

money isnt the issue its being able to fit it in the computer.. i have a lenovo h320
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September 23, 2012 8:43:06 PM

its 7'' long. I don't know will it fit
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September 23, 2012 8:46:51 PM

lol that sounds like a joke..... the other one was 6.9 ...
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September 23, 2012 8:47:44 PM

ordered ... fingers crossed
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September 23, 2012 8:48:26 PM

HD 7750 does not require 400 watt power supply unit. Even 250 watt unit would be enough - it barely consumes 50 watts at most. You will be fine with the seasonic 300w one - no need to pay more.
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September 24, 2012 4:25:13 AM

Read again. 90W is for whole system idle. And on load it hovers around 200 watts for the whole system:



Note: they are using 130 watt CPU, which consumes twice as much power as the one OP has, so yea, it wouldn't get close even to 200 watts on load...

Also, AMD and Nvidia inflates the power recommendations too much to account for all the generic power supply units.
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July 25, 2013 4:46:52 AM

Sorry for digging up an old thread, but I'm in a similar situation: 180W PSU made by FSP, in a Lenovo H320. I'm looking for a graphics card, as I'm sick of the Integrated HD Graphics. Did the SeaSonic SS-300TFX Bronze 300 fit? Did you have any issues getting it to work?
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