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October 10, 2012 7:06:37 PM

don't laugh :pt1cable:  I have an old HP a6632f
it only has a 250w power supply.

it has a onboard intel GMA 3100, I"d love to be able to find a cheap video card for it so I can run dual monitors and also help touchlight 2 run better.

I found the GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 for only $65 but it list a 400w power supply required.

Am I SOL for finding a video that will fit my requirements with such a small power supply?

I didn't want to sink much into all this. If I can't get a video card, I'll just wait and replace the HP next year.

thanks,jb

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October 10, 2012 7:57:02 PM

I would save the money to replace the HP next year.
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October 10, 2012 7:58:19 PM

Fortunately, Torchlight is not particularly demanding. Even a HD6450 would improve it for you. Since you're planning to rebuild anyway, I'd probably put off getting a real gaming card until then. You might get away with a HD6570, but make sure your PSU isn't a Bestec first.
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October 10, 2012 8:05:20 PM

There'll probably be some decent performance HPPC's going for sale in march too... Your choice... Next time, don't go with onboard graphics, and try and find a cheap quadcore...

If I was you, I'd upgrade the inside to a AMD APU and save up some money, buy a new PSU and GPU and run hybrid crossfire.
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October 10, 2012 9:13:19 PM

I haven't gamed on the PC since medal of honor spearhead LOL.
someone told me about touchlight and I missed the old dungeon crawlers and wanted dual monitors for work.
Trying to do this as cheap as possible. I'll open it up and look to see if I can see the brand of PSU.

thanks!
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October 10, 2012 9:25:06 PM

BenwayNet said:
I haven't gamed on the PC since medal of honor spearhead LOL.
someone told me about touchlight and I missed the old dungeon crawlers and wanted dual monitors for work.
Trying to do this as cheap as possible. I'll open it up and look to see if I can see the brand of PSU.

thanks!


Wow! Lol, Yeah, tech had deff changed since then! You should be able to get a 350w PSU for about $50 or so, I'm assuming your current PSU is top mounted... most top mounted PSUs are sold cheap.
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October 10, 2012 9:34:59 PM

If you are looking at the 6670 why don't you take a look at the ASUS HD7750

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... only $99

and has similar power requirements to the 6670 only with WAY more processing power. And no you don't need a 400watt PSU for the 7750 it only uses 60 watts so you should be fine, many people run these cards off thier stock dell/hp PSU's.
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