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First before posting I hope you read this I'm looking for a card that can run Portal 2 and Starcraft 2 smoothly. Here's the kicker my power supply is 300W. I tried installing the GTX 460 ignorant of this fact and ended having the card crapping out on me after the second day. I'm looking for card the either runs off of the PIC 2.0 power or requires little power.
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Welcome. Sorry if this is a silly question, but why not get a bigger power supply, then you can get a suitable GPU.
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Welcome. Sorry if this is a silly question, but why not get a bigger power supply, then you can get a suitable GPU.
I'm not 100% sure of how to replace a power supply (pre-built) I already have a custom build but it was $500 and just to see if I could do it. So I'm somewhat scared of breaking a pre-built $1000 computer for a $70 part were I could just pay an extra $50 for something were I run no risk of breaking it.
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You are going to need at least a 400-450w power supply to get the most out of a $200 GPU, otherwise you are looking at something like an ATI 5670 or 6*** series equivalent. I would recomment getting a better PSU first.
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You'll be able to replace the PSU, if you've built a PC already, remember, a prebuilt model is essentially the same thing just made by someone else!

If you don't you're going to be really limiting the upgrade options i'm afraid.
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Definitely get a new PSU first. Antec's HCGP 620W can handle practically any card, and has two PCIe cables so you don't need adapters. It's $53 after a promo code.

Then you can easily find a decent video card for $150.
Edited by t-ramp - 7/26/11 at 8:21am
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All $200 psu are going to be very taxing on the psu. you will need at least over 500W.

From what i know all higher end video cards use's pci-e power sources. You might get lucky and be able to find a 5770 or a 6870 that runs off the pci-e lane. But i doubt it.

But even in today's terms those cards are mainstream cards. They will do great but dont allow you to do some intensive gaming if you play to say buy crysis or metro 2033.
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