GTX 550Ti work on a 350w PSU?

techno20

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Im planning on upgrading my GPU and i've been looking for a really long time for a new GPU and I found that a GTX 550Ti only need 1 6-pin plug for power and Im just asking if it is true and that it would work on a 350w PSU. Im not planning on upgrading my PSU so im asking for a really great GPU which would work on this king of PSU (350w)

The PC im using is a 'Dell Studio XPS 8100'

System Specs:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 6.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
Hardrive: 1 TB
Current GPU: GeForce GT 240
 
I would say that for your computer you should go with a Radeon 5670 which would use about 14 more watts than your current 240, or drop down to a 5570 is you're worried about it. The limit I would even think about with that system would be a 5770/6770 or gts 450, though even then you would be pushing it considering the rest of the system would still pull a healthy 150W with that i7 at it's default clocks.
 

chinoroy

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maybe just go for a GTS450 or HD 5770/6770. that will also gain your performance and you will not have to worry about power requirements.