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Old 03-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Could anyone point me to a good low profile pci graphics card?

I'm looking for one that will run newer games pretty good for about 100 bucks.

Any help is appreciated! Prefer cards from newegg and amazon but ebay is cool too. Thanks!

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Old 03-20-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Hi redoshi,

I could be wrong here but I don't think there is a good low profile video that will run newer games at good framerates. Plus, a low profile gaming videocard on your computer will cause heating issues since your computer is a slim desktop, correct?

Check this link out: Newegg.com - low profile video card

Hope everything works out well for you.

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Here is a EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) @ $129.99. It should handle any new game on High Settings.

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Here is a EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) @ $129.99. It should handle any new game on High Settings.

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
That isn't low profile , or 100$
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Drilling further with DBC's link (best for gaming, <$100) we get these two. Personally, I'ld pick the Sapphire. Depending on the rest of your system, either of these should give you playable frame-rates in most games at up to mid settings.

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PS: Before purchasing, you also need to confirm your power supply will be adequate.
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Thanks! I'll probably end up buying that sapphire when I get paid. I know I wanted to stay under 100$ but would it be worth it to spend up to 50$ more to try and get a better card? I don't want to buy this just to find out if I would've payed like 20 bucks more I could have had something vastly superior. (This happened with the old card I bought D:)

Thanks for the help guys!

Btw forgot to mention my current card is Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-40609-10L GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card A GeForce 430 1GB
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There are several cards available for a few dollars more, however they are not low profile. In going through Newegg's listings of (lo-pro only) cards, I didn't see anything I would choose over the HD 6670 at any price. Everything they list for $100+, IMO are lesser cards.

I have to stress again the importance of having an adequate power supply. AMD recommends a minimum 400watt supply; I'ld rather see a good quality 500-550
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Is your case a slim unit?
There are no good quality sufficiently powered PSU's that will fit into a slim case.
You will need 550W minimum good quality PSU for a 6670.
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Is your case a slim unit?
There are no good quality sufficiently powered PSU's that will fit into a slim case.
You will need 550W minimum good quality PSU for a 6670.
^ this.

And Slimline cards and full sized cards are not compatible, even if you saw the extra rear plate in half (I don't suggest you do this).

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