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Old 07-12-2009, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a low power graphics card. It's going into an HTPC, so power requirements are needed to be low. Currently, I have an HD3450, and it's great, but would like something that would be more capable of playing games, when I have friends stay over, so they can stop lagging their huge computers around. I have a 250W PSU, that I would like to continue using, as it is an HTPC, but could upgrade it to a Antec 380. What would be the best card for such low power?
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HD 4670 or HD 4650 depending on how much power is needed
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Would either of those work on the 250, or would I need the 380 in there? I'm REALLY trying to keep the 250 PSU.
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Neither card requires a power connector (6 pin or otherwise) and are the fastest cards that don't require power connectors.

You should be fine with that 250w
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Neither card requires a power connector (6 pin or otherwise) and are the fastest cards that don't require power connectors.

You should be fine with that 250w
Thanks, is there any brand I should look into getting? I have had good luck with MSI in the past, and that's what my current card is.
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Just get the cheapest one you can find
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