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Is there a good low profile graphics card for a 220w psu?


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#1 Sega Dude

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:33 AM

Is there a good low profile gaming card for a 220w psu? It needs to support PCI Express x1 or PCI Express x16. I am considering the Radeon HD 5450.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:57 AM

Though the HD5450 is very low when it comes to power consumption, according to the HD5450 MFG site, a 400W is the PSU recommendation. In my opinion 220W is just too low for any respectable video card.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:41 AM

the card in link above is not a low profile card ,not sure what a good card woul be but a google search finds people reccomending a few different ones.
http://www.bing.com/search?q=quality+low+profile+video+card&go=&form=QBRE&filt=all&qs=n&sk=

edit - after searching a bit more, i errored saying its not a lowprofile card ,it come with a lowprofile racket and the vga plug is removable

Edited by caperjac, 17 April 2011 - 10:58 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:45 AM

What is the make and model of this computer?

As was mentioned, the manufacturer recommends a 400W or better PSU.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 11:57 AM

It is a Acer AX1301-U1302.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:59 PM

Besides the existing power supply already not having enough to power that card.

This is your PC?

I see two other problems. Finding a powerful enough power supply replacement in a "small form factor" to fit that case.

I can also see potential heat problems due also to the cases compact size.

Edited by ThunderZ, 17 April 2011 - 12:59 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 01:00 PM

can i ask why you want to stop using the onboard video and add a pci-e card,what are you using the computer for !

at best these computers are good for a bit of office work and surfing the net, and for a bit of a home theater system to hook to a led /plasma tv to play movies or watch netflix

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:14 PM

The onboard graphics are decent for gaming or normal everyday tasks. I am currently repairing a laptop that also has a 9200 but this is the laptop version which runs games fine and the graphics performs well.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 07:26 PM

Besides the existing power supply already not having enough to power that card.

This is your PC?


Actually this is my PC.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 07:39 PM

I was reading the reviews for your computer and some one had upgraded their graphics card to a 5570 Low profile card.

I upgraded the card to a Sapphire 5570 Low Profile Video Card , simple plug and play , juiced it up to a whopping 6.8 and 7.2 , smoking hot graphix on the highest settings


This card should work.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 12:58 AM

Actually this is my PC.


My point is case size. Towers of that size are packed fairly tight internally. This means minimum air flow in and out which is critical in the cooling of all major components. Processor, hard drive, chip set, power supply and the graphics card.

The pictures do not provide a very good idea of the layout. But I am guessing there are at best only two fans in the case. One on the processor and one in the power supply which is responsible for drawing all air out of the case.

If there is a third fan on the back to exhaust air then you may be fine. I just have never seen a case that size with more then the two fans I initially described.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 01:01 AM

If there isn't a third fan and there is a slot for a third fan then immediately buy one :)
Also can you take a photo of the inside of the computer?

Edited by killerx525, 18 April 2011 - 01:02 AM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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