Are there any medium-range video cards out there for a 300w PSU that performs better than the 8800gts?
You're kidding, right? You think it takes a 500W power suppy to run a 6850?
That's wrong. It depends on what else is on the power supply and the power supply itself. A piece of crap 300W psu may not be able to do it.
I also vote 6670. My wife's computer has a 5670 and I still marvel at what it can do powered only by the PCI-e bus.
Lol hows that wrong? I put watt meter on it and tested it...
Take note at what I quoted. I didn't quote your example of 330W.
Huh? You only quoted my post nothing else?
Even if the other was overclocked take 50w off that puts you at 280w, that means you are pushing that to near 100% every time you game. From the wall and load on the psu isn't going to be all the different. If you get a decent psu with ~85% efficiency at 330w that would be ~285w you are pulling out of the psu, still near the max.
We don't even know what psu he has, why recommend something that is going to push it near max if he has a crap psu that wont be able to hand it at all.
Yes I see that but just because you didn't quote it doesn't mean it isn't right... I could see how you could be under 300w with dual core cpu and little extras and it would work with a good psu.Go back and look. You wrote two sentences, I quoted half a sentence. Do you not see that?
I'm reading everything you post, the way you post must confuse me then.Are you only reading like half the sentences?
Look at my first post.
I was in the same boat as the OP I ended up being a Zotac AMP! 550ti Edition card + a Antec 500W PSU. It's working great and I think I ended up paying 185$ for both?
that must not be an oem 300 watt psu. those typically have only about 15-19 amps for the 12v. the fact that you would even run Furmark and Prime with that setup on a 300 watt psu shows you are either brave or stupid.my 300W PSU runs an i3 with a 5850. max load of 270W running Prime and Furmark.
that must not be an oem 300 watt psu. those typically have only about 15-19 amps for the 12v. the fact that you would even run Furmark and Prime with that setup on a 300 watt psu shows you are either brave or stupid.