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Hey so im going to be rebuild a this HP slimline computer. I am going to be putting in a

mobo and a Intel http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42805 CPU.

According to the specs on HP's site the case has a 160 watt psu and i wanted to add a dedicated graphics card. I was thinking of adding a EVGA 210 GPU. If i add this would the whole system be okay on 160 watts? or should i forget the GPU? or what is the most powerful gpu i could put in?

Thanks!

P.s. Happy new years guys ^_^
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The G210 would be fine, it only consumes 15W under Furmark.
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Have a look at the PSU's 12V rail; the E6500 consumes 65W; together the CPU & video card consume around 6.67A so as a safe point I'd check if the power supply at least has 10A for everything else such as chipset (Intel LGA775 chipsets weren't that power efficient actually compared to new chipsets).
Edited by xd_1771 - 12/31/10 at 10:06pm
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The G210 would be fine, it only consumes 15W under Furmark.
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Have a look at the PSU's 12V rail; the E6500 consumes 6W; together the CPU & video card consume around 6.67A so as a safe point I'd check if the power supply at least has 10A for everything else such as chipset (Intel LGA775 chipsets weren't that power efficient actually compared to new chipsets).
Awesome, hmm would i was able to put a more powerful card in, what would the best low profile card be and still be okay?

@XD aahh =[ so the i3's and such would be more power efficient .. boo.. only 775 is in my budget *sigh*

Anyways + rep!
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Drop a HD4550 in.

You'll appreciate the much better performance as compared to the G210.
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G210 is abysmal. 5450, 4350, or 4550 is the way to go.
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Drop a HD4550 in.

You'll appreciate the much better performance as compared to the G210.
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G210 is abysmal. 5450, 4350, or 4550 is the way to go.
Hmm okay, so if i got an XFX 4550 should see better performance, and still be fine on 160 watts. not gonna be gaming but it might be used to play blu-rays etc. its for my parents so yeahh.. gonna give it to them when i go visit them
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Hmm okay, so if i got an XFX 4550 should see better performance, and still be fine on 160 watts. not gonna be gaming but it might be used to play blu-rays etc. its for my parents so yeahh.. gonna give it to them when i go visit them
what ever you do don't get the xfx model... to many xfx horror stories nowadays
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Have you figured out how many amps are on your power supply 12V rail? (and/or efficiency levels?)
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I'd recommend an HD5450. It has very similar performance to the 4550 but uses far less power. You may want to sacrifice the 3-5% better performance of the 4550 with 25% less power usage plus support for newer stuff like DX11. I doubt you'll be able to use DX11, but hey, maybe sometime in the future.

This is probably the best 5450 out there at a manageable price. Very good quality components. Nice big heatsink. No horror stories.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127480
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