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Old 02-29-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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Question Best graphics card for 300W???

Anyone have any idea what the best graphics cards you can get that will work with a 300W CPU? Its has to be a PCI Express x16 graphics card...

Thanks for all the suggestions!
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:36 AM   #2
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Erm, a X600 is fine, maybe up to X850. If it's the system I see, that'll work. Although, I don't know about my PSU, but I know I run an 8500Gt. Nothing too hardcore.
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some 8600's dont need a PCI-E power thingy
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:21 PM   #4
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Look on the side of your power supply and tell us how many amps are on the 12V rail. This is needed to determine what your PSU can handle. Also what brand and model is it?
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An 8500GT will work on 350W. The 512MB version would be the fastest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133197
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:46 PM   #6
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Maybe I'll get a new PSU so I can have a real good graphics cards!!! Thing is, I think my current PSU is a uATX/BTX!!!! Is there one around that cant hit 500W???
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:46 PM   #7
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An 8500GT will work on 350W. The 512MB version would be the fastest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133197
even xfx's 8600gt can run on 300w. it doesnt have 6pin connector
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:03 PM   #8
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To be sure that an 8600GT will run fine with you PSU, please post the brand and model so I can find the 12V rail specs for it. Don't buy your new card just yet.
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Whoops, you're right, the 8600GT will run on 300 watts. And I meant 300 watts in my last post, not 350.

I can pretty much guarantee the 8800GT won't run on 300 watts though.
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yeah thats what i said u guys, gosh..see

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150229
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