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October 14, 2012 12:34:06 AM

Hello, What is the best Graphic/video card I can get under $300 for my HP Pavilion Slimline s5310f Desktop..
Monitor resolution:Max 1680x1050
220W power supply (100V-240V)

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a c 207 U Graphics card
a c 116 ) Power supply
October 14, 2012 2:35:49 AM
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The HD 7750 is about the max you can use with that small PSU. And, of course, it must be low-profile.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It will be suitable for gaming at 168ox1050 with some reduced eye candy (depending on the game). Mainly, don't try to do very much anti-aliasing... if any.
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 14, 2012 2:41:46 AM

I don't know if I would go with a 7750 with such a small PSU. I think you probably have the same PC as my brother and I was told that a 50w GPU is about the max that PSU can do, and I wouldn't even go that high. I actually threw a 5450 in his so he could play WoW with better fps (yes the 5450 is more powerful than the onboard), but you could probably go a little higher than that. I'm thinking a 6450 would be about as high as you should go, they pull about 35w I believe.
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a c 207 U Graphics card
a c 116 ) Power supply
October 14, 2012 2:48:30 AM

According to specs, the HD 7750 will only require 55W at max load. That is less far than the 75W required to be available on the PCIe slot alone and only a draw of 4.6A on the +12V rail.
http://www.hwcompare.com/11727/radeon-hd-7750/

October 14, 2012 2:53:26 PM

Best answer selected by Dave09.
October 14, 2012 2:54:49 PM

clutchc said:
The HD 7750 is about the max you can use with that small PSU. And, of course, it must be low-profile.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It will be suitable for gaming at 168ox1050 with some reduced eye candy (depending on the game). Mainly, don't try to do very much anti-aliasing... if any.

Thank you both
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