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June 21, 2013 3:31:58 AM

I have a small PC and I was wondering whether a low profile bracket can be attached to a standard sized graphics card.

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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2013 3:45:05 AM

It depends on what you mean by brackets. Even if your computer is small everything is standard as in every other PC.
Your main concern is if the card will fit in the case physically and that will depend on the card's dimension and if the card is low profile or not. A non-low profile card (which I guess is the definition of a standard card now) takes up to slots/(brackets?) in the back of the case. Low profile cards only takes up one. The best low profile card you can get your hands on is a 7750.
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June 21, 2013 3:58:20 AM

Mahisse said:
It depends on what you mean by brackets. Even if your computer is small everything is standard as in every other PC.
Your main concern is if the card will fit in the case physically and that will depend on the card's dimension and if the card is low profile or not. A non-low profile card (which I guess is the definition of a standard card now) takes up to slots/(brackets?) in the back of the case. Low profile cards only takes up one. The best low profile card you can get your hands on is a 7750.


so its not possible to attach a low profile bracket to a non low-profile card? assuming the card will physically fit into the case? Also do I need to get the HD 7750 low profile or can I get the non-profile edition and add a low profile bracket after?

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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2013 5:56:16 AM

This is what I think you are talking about when mentioning brackets:
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTfPCcH_uyD2uNeTd2p9RCIedy0cuBKcRd9rKTDFtd3hbGx0UjtIg

A low profile card will only take up one of those brackets but anything higher than 7750 will take up two brackets.

Yes it's perfectly possible to put a low profile card in it. The problem is the non-low profile cards, simply because it takes up much space.
Take a look at this picture. It will show the difference between a low profile and a non-low profile:
http://hothardware.com/articleimages/Item1799/small_cards.jpg

BTW can we have the specs of your PC because when you say a small PC it's quite difficult exactly what type of PC you are talking about.
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June 21, 2013 6:05:09 AM

Mahisse said:
This is what I think you are talking about when mentioning brackets:
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTfPCcH_uyD2uNeTd2p9RCIedy0cuBKcRd9rKTDFtd3hbGx0UjtIg

A low profile card will only take up one of those brackets but anything higher than 7750 will take up two brackets.

Yes it's perfectly possible to put a low profile card in it. The problem is the non-low profile cards, simply because it takes up much space.
Take a look at this picture. It will show the difference between a low profile and a non-low profile:
http://hothardware.com/articleimages/Item1799/small_cards.jpg


So would this card for example, fit into a small pc? judging by the pictures you showed me, it should fit in.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007R1SQ1K


My current specs are:

amd athlon 64 x2 5000+ (2,60)
4gb ddr2 ram
radeon hd 5450

When I said small PC, I meant a small slimline PC. A PC like this:
http://content.hwigroup.net/images/news/dellc521.jpg

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