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Looking for the best GPU for a 350 watt PSU. I would prefer a 400, 500 series Nvidia or 5000, 6000, series AMD. Price should be lower then $250. Only games that are going to be played is BFBC2 and SC2
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/233

Highest you could go on a reliable 350 would be a gtx 460 or a 1gb 6950

Both are good, i'd recommend the ati card but that's just me. You could also go for the 6870 if you'd like.
    
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We really cant answer that because we do not know hat else the PSU will be powering, aka, cpu, drives, fans. All of those are needed to be taken into account when talking about something as low as 350W.
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Originally Posted by eclipseaudio4;12950018 
We really cant answer that because we do not know hat else the PSU will be powering, aka, cpu, drives, fans. All of those are needed to be taken into account when talking about something as low as 350W.
2500k (No OC, but slightly undervolted). 1 HDD, 1 dvd burner, 1 fan, ITX board. That's about it.
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Originally Posted by Tennobanzai;12950037 
2500k (No OC, but slightly undervolted). 1 HDD, 1 dvd burner, 1 fan, ITX board. That's about it.

get a 590, just kidding, a 460 would be perfect then.
    
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Depends on the PSU too...I would say the 6850 for a 460...but what PSU do you have?
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The 560ti is the card I would get hands down. I am going to assume a small ish case so a 4 series thermi is something i would stay away from. The 560ti will pull a max of 170W, and is right at your price point.
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I refuse to answer without knowing what 350W PSU you have. Brand? Model?
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post #9 of 33
Do you have a crap 350w PSU with 20% efficiency, or is it a decent quality one?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennobanzai;12950037 
2500k (No OC, but slightly undervolted). 1 HDD, 1 dvd burner, 1 fan, ITX board. That's about it.


..Why are you cheaping out so bad on the PSU for a high end proc like the 2500k?

I would really consider at least jumping up to a 500/600w from a good brand like corsair or something.
    
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