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November 12, 2012 6:05:52 PM

I have a computer with a 300w psu and want to get a proper video card in it, i was thinking maybe a HD 6670 would do the job for me, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-ATI-Radeon-HD6670-2GB-PCI... would this model be able to run games like battlefield 3 at 720p medium-high at around 60fps, or what is considered "playable" or would a 6770 be able to run off 300w? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2GB-3D-AMD-ATI-Radeon-HD-6770...

PC specs:
Core I3-2130 (Max 65w)
8GB DDR3 RAM
ASUS P8H61-MX motherboard
1TB WD Caviar Blue
CD/DVD Writer

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a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 7:02:30 PM

After a bit of research you really won't be able to run anything more powerful than a 6670 with such a low powered PSU. You might be able to play BF3 at 720p on low (maybe a bit higher) settings IF you want 60 FPS. If you are okay with maybe 40 FPS on High settings you would be alright. 6670's are not as efficient as the newer 7000 series or 600 series from Nvidia. If you want something stronger, a 7770 would also work on your power supply as long as you don't have any other power hungry components. Personally I'd go that route.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 7:31:28 PM

Get a 7750 GDDR5. Crazy strong for its price and power use. (~$105, uses almost no power).
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November 12, 2012 8:02:24 PM

mclovits said:
After a bit of research you really won't be able to run anything more powerful than a 6670 with such a low powered PSU. You might be able to play BF3 at 720p on low (maybe a bit higher) settings IF you want 60 FPS. If you are okay with maybe 40 FPS on High settings you would be alright. 6670's are not as efficient as the newer 7000 series or 600 series from Nvidia. If you want something stronger, a 7770 would also work on your power supply as long as you don't have any other power hungry components. Personally I'd go that route.

Would this one work in my pc: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1GB-XFX-Radeon-HD-7770-Core-E... ? And all the parts are listed and I don't think any of them are TOO power hungry I've only seen my cpu go up to around 50w was when I was rendering 720p HD video, because if this one would work in my pc it is between this and the 7750
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 9:19:16 PM

lazergaze said:
Would this one work in my pc: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1GB-XFX-Radeon-HD-7770-Core-E... ? And all the parts are listed and I don't think any of them are TOO power hungry I've only seen my cpu go up to around 50w was when I was rendering 720p HD video, because if this one would work in my pc it is between this and the 7750


Actually that 7770 might work fine. The 7770 could work on a 300w PSU, but it does need a 6-pin conneced to it. If your psu has either a 6-pin or a moled connector (Which would attatch to the converter that comes with the GPU), then you are fine.

As for the 7750's. I think those are both the same. Also feel free to over clock any 7750 as much as you want. It won't hurt your system.
November 12, 2012 9:25:15 PM

CaptainTom said:
Actually that 7770 might work fine. The 7770 could work on a 300w PSU, but it does need a 6-pin conneced to it. If your psu has either a 6-pin or a moled connector (Which would attatch to the converter that comes with the GPU), then you are fine.

As for the 7750's. I think those are both the same. Also feel free to over clock any 7750 as much as you want. It won't hurt your system.

OK thanks for your help guys! really apreciate it!
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 10:14:22 PM

Ya, that 7770 should work pretty well. A little tip for the future: if you ever decide to build a computer, start with the power supply, it's the lifeline to all of the other - more expensive components. Best of luck!
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