First post, by Rikintosh
I have one of those cool mid-2000s barebones that are small and look like a stereo. However it uses a proprietary PSU and it is only 200w. I would like to use a video card in it, but I'm afraid to ruin the PSU with a card that draws a lot of energy.
Initially I wanted a card that was low profile, to maintain good air circulation inside the case, but I only found gf6200, so I decided that the only way out would be to use a full-size card (I want to play NFS U2 and some other titles of the time with a good graphic quality), I already have a GF4200ti, but I used it for a short time, for fear of ruining my PSU, because I believe it has a slightly higher consumption. I recently looked at my wallet, and what I could afford, I came up with a 9600PRO or a X1650 Pro. I read somewhere that the maximum power consumption of this card is 18w or something, is this correct?
I know you will tell me that there are better cards, but in my country they are rare and expensive. And for me to import one, I would have to pay expensive shipping, and abusive import fees. So I'm limiting the choices here. As for the consumption of the rest of my rig, it has a P4 2.66ghz processor, 2 ram sticks, an IDE hd (which I intend to exchange for a 7200rpm sata 2.5" laptop hd), but it has an LCD display on the front and a radio tuner, which I don't know about their power consumption. I tried to put a baby ATX power supply but it's still too big!
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