Graphic card for 305W PSU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by tralalalala, Dec 27, 2008.

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Low watt consumption graphic card is

  1. HD2400

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  2. HD3650

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  3. HD4650

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  4. HD4670

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  5. 8400 GS

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  6. 9400 GT

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  7. 9500 GT

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  8. 9600 GT

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  1. tralalalala

    tralalalala Banned

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    Can someone tell me which one is suitable for 305W PSU computer? I'm thinking about getting HD4670, but I want to get some opinion before I do it
     
  2. dipanzan

    dipanzan Master Guru

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    the 9600GT is out of the question since it requires an extra pci-e power

    the 4670 would be the best choice since its on par with the 9600GT n doesnt need additional pci-e power

    but the 4670 may cuz problems the recommend PSU is atleast 400W-450W whereas u r using a 300W unit
     
  3. contrvlr

    contrvlr Master Guru

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    Do you have a free molex connector ?
    The 305w is fully capable of powering a 9600 GT, with the use of a power adapter.
     
  4. DSK

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    305w with a 9600 dont think so thats why i voted HD4670
     

  5. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    @OP:

    How many amps on the 12v rail/s of your 350w psu?
     
  6. contrvlr

    contrvlr Master Guru

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    Thinking it won't and knowing it can are two different things.
    Anyone who has seen a Dell power supply should recognize by the wiring that the stock psu ( a 305 watt 22 amp unit in a Dimension E520 ) is shown in this photo.
    [​IMG]

    In case it's not recognized, that's an 8800 GTS 640 being run with a couple of adapters after some case mods.

    A 9600 GT and 305w psu, no problem.
     
  7. DSK

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    well i know dell psus are beefy but i have my doubts better to go with the recommended watt/amp psu.
     
  8. contrvlr

    contrvlr Master Guru

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    Try looking at it this way;
    The 9600GT uses around 60 watts of power and has a 26 amp psu reccomendation.
    An 8800 GTS uses around 110 watts of power and has the same 26 amp recommendation.
    Just think about it.
     
  9. DSK

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    so running a 9600GT that needs 26A on a PSU that can only provide 22A max is ok.

    fair enough but if anything goes wrong then the PSU would be the first thing to look at.
     
  10. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    i voted 9600gt dell have decent psu and sometimes underrate them
     

  11. dipanzan

    dipanzan Master Guru

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    well even if it runs the 9600GT...thr might be some problems in the future which u'd occur because of the PSU

    but the HD4670 is almost if not better than the 9600GT in respect to gaming wise but not requiring any additional power which u'd favor a situation like the OP's

    thats y my vote goes for the HD4670 n being an owner of one-it is very nice n handles games very smoothly @1280x1024 & is very decent in the pricing point too:)
     

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