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I was wondering if a low profile graphics card such as the Radeon 6570 2gb or the 6670 2gb would run on a 300w PSU if any of my friends who dont have a gaming computer want to do some light gaming. There wouldn't be any overclocking or stuff along those lines, and I would tell them to not try and max the settings out on the card.
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People will likely want to know the whole config. You provided too little information. My P4+geforce 5200 pc pulls 300+ watts at times.
    
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Well this is just if any of my friends want an upgrade to play some pc games, they will most likely be in the 400-500 (the computer that they currently have) dollar range and have an i3, an AMD APU, or some type of Phenom/Athlon. This is just a guess because this is what I normally would see in computers in that price range.
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My oldest PC is running a 300w Chinese no name generic manufacture PSU. It's survived for 7 years and is still going today. It has a pentium d 820 (power hogs back in the day) and a radon 6570. It plays league of legends on low with no problems and at a 45-80FPS.

You probably will be ok with an i3 or APU with a 300w PSU. Those are way more efficient than my computer.
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I'd say get at least 450-500 watt PSU. great deals can be found for this range of PSUs all the time in the deals forum.

Is your friend trying to reuse some OEM PSU from an OEM PC by any chance? Not recommended.
    
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That is what I was thinking because I saw a chart and it said that the 6670 2gb only pulled like 70w max
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This Seasonic is arguably the one of the best ones in that wattage range, and will run at the rated wattage continuously if needed. Alternative Rosewill Capstone 450W, tad bigger one at the same price and probably better option if your friend ever feels the need to upgrade in the future.
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