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Looking for a video card to run with a 250w PSU

#1JigSaw3Posted 1/19/2014 4:01:08 PM
So lately I've been gaming on my new laptop and been mostly playing league of legends.
I have a sort of old HP desktop that works perfectly fine but I can't run LoL. It contains a 250w PSU and I was hoping to find a low end video card that would be capable to at least run LoL.

I'm sure the best answer is to just save up to buy a new rig or upgrade my PSU, but currently I don't plan to play any other PC games besides league so I'm not fully ready to dish out the big cash to play any high end games.

Although I do use my laptop more often, it would be nice to play on my desktop too.
So... any suggestions?
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#2urtvPosted 1/19/2014 4:02:29 PM
plug your monitor,keyboard and mouse to your laptop
#3JigSaw3(Topic Creator)Posted 1/19/2014 4:02:57 PM
I forgot to add that my computer knowledge is very lacking, but i have been doing a bit of research to understand somethings.
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#4JigSaw3(Topic Creator)Posted 1/19/2014 4:04:36 PM
urtv posted...
plug your monitor,keyboard and mouse to your laptop


I want my laptop to be separate from my desktop
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#5ZalteraPosted 1/19/2014 4:06:48 PM
You don't have to spend $70 to get a quality PSU.
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#6ShubPosted 1/19/2014 4:09:11 PM(edited)
What's it currently got in it for a video card?
Anyway, you could probably shove a 6670 in it and play LoL decently.
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#7JigSaw3(Topic Creator)Posted 1/19/2014 4:18:14 PM
Shub posted...
What's it currently got in it for a video card?
Anyway, you could probably shove a 6670 in it and play LoL decently.


I think it's some integrated card. So far I've been looking at some of the 6670 cards and I've been seeing it has a 400w minimum or maybe I'm looking at the wrong ones
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#8ShubPosted 1/19/2014 4:34:42 PM
Nah, a 6670 should run fine. Video manufacturers exaggerate their power requirements a lot to cover their asses.
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#932x2zPosted 1/19/2014 4:40:23 PM
I concur. That 400W is nonsense. I owned a 6570 which according to AMD used 400W when in reality at peak ran at 130W. I'm sure you could run a 6670 just fine. You can always get a new rig though. If you're just playing LoL AMD's APU solution would work just fine for you.
#10mikewu1Posted 1/19/2014 4:45:08 PM
Sapphire 7750 low profile. Sort of hard to find and expensive but its prettty good.