klipschthxpromedia

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Hi everyone im a newbie at this place.
I just bought a new Dell PC and it has a 300w psu and a radeon hd 6450 1gb.
I here this isn't very good for games.
I built a pc with a radeon x1950xtx a couple of yrs ago.
Little did I know everything weas running smoothly except that I needed a 650w psu to continue.
Hopefully video cards are using less psu watts.
I wonder if dell left any extra watts or just any video card that takes 300w or less would work.
I need to know whats the best radeon and best gefore I could put in it.
Also I have a Intel Core I5-2310.
I have 8 gb of ddr3 1333mhz system ram.
I prefer H.I.S. for Radeon and am open to opinions on brands for a GeForce.
I prefer to get my cards at tigerdirect.com or newegg.com.
I believe theres 2 fans in there maybe only 1.
I only order from USA websites.
Overclocking: NO
Crossfire or SLI: NO
Monitor resolution and wanted resolution from card: 1920X1080.
Card must have a HDMI output.

TIA for any and all serious help.Klipshpromediathx :??:
 

bowzef

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you will need upgrade your PSU if you really want to get improve on graphics

but next model up from 6450 is 6570

they all say 400w is recommend for either of them and you say your Dell is 300w?

i think you should look into buying something like this its a easy way fix your problem

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1265&ID=1543

this is 450W Dedicated GPU power supply that can connect to your other PSU

they also do 600W one to but i would really say need buy another power supply if you want better GPU

if you get thermaltake 450w you could get HD 6770 or 6750


and if you want Nvidia GTX 550 ti or GTX 560 would be ideal but again your NEED power 300w wont get u anything better then what you got maybe 6570 if your lucky depends

if you want buy dedicated PSU for your PC

get Corsair or Antec great and options i would say this is best way to go is just get 650W PSU and put it in your system
 
The Dell 300W will work with a hd6670. You don't want a gtx550 or 560 non ti.

@bowzef ; why buy an expensive 90 dollar extra psu alone for the gpu and not just a new one for the whole system. Antec and Corsair have decent 500W ones for around 60 dollar, am i missing something ?

Depends on the budget, a gtx 570 or a HD6950 would be great ; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017 I would go for the 600W, price difference is very small.

and one of these but it really depends on how much you wanne spend.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127545&cm_sp=Pers_StoreAlsoViewMore-_-14-127-545_19_sCB_-_-1_38_14-127-576__ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523&cm_sp=Pers_StoreAlsoViewMore-_-14-150-523_20_sCB_-_-1_38_14-127-576__ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130623 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565
 

klipschthxpromedia

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Robjordy:
The HD6670 says mininum power supply required is 400w. Could you please fill me in. It's all over the internet.
I want a HD 6670. Tell me you know something I don't. TIA to any and all of your answers/ :cry:
 
Well, the recommended wattage for some Radeon 5450's (same as a 6450 I think) is about 400W. The 5670 or the 6670 is going to be your best bet in that range without a better PSU. None of the Nvidia offerings in this range are really worth it compared to the Radeons at this price