Best graphics card that I can buy with 240 psu

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  1. jgu1994
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    jgu1994 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I have a relatively old computer. It runs really well for internet, and such, but for games, it sucks because there is no dedicated graphics card. I have an hp compaq d530 cmt, with 240 psu. Obviously I won't be able to get anything top notch because most newer cards require 300 psu. So, what I'm wondering is, what is the best card I can get that will fit my computer, and be able to run.

    http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Hewlett-Packar...-512MB-40GB-XPP
    for some specs.

    Also, another possibility for me is to buy a new psu, but again, I don't know what can fit, and what won't. So, if anyone knows either the best graphics card for 240 psu, or a new psu that will fit and a graphics card that will fit, it would be awesome if they could tell me, or help me.

    Thanks
     
  2. stormwolf18

    stormwolf18 GBAtemp Fan

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    You have a old pc, with the old generation of graphic card, AGP. The best you can get is probably a Geforce 6800.
     
  3. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    And AGP cards are worthless, I should know cause I have a computer that uses one. [​IMG]
     
  4. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    240w? and AGP?

    Your choices are limited, AND expensive, a 6200 would run, and run games like Counter Strike Source and World of Warcraft well enough, but not much more.
     
  5. stormwolf18

    stormwolf18 GBAtemp Fan

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    Not that expensive, 80$ for a 6800

    dont even think about a 6200. crappy as hell
     
  6. porchemasi

    porchemasi GBAtemp Regular

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    spend $70 and buy a 700W PSU ... ur gonna get a super crap card that runs on 240w psu
     
  7. Gman 101

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    I'm sorry but not even a 6600GT can run on your PSU. I should know because my friend almost fried his computer running one on his 300W. A 6800GT would give you some fireworks to say the least.

    Best is to get an upgrade computer...
     
  8. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

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    Due to capacitor aging, you should consider the PSU lower.
     
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