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Low profile graphics card for gaming

I am getting into PC gaming, moving over from a 360. Alot of the gaming machines I see or huge full tower cases and I am looking to build something alot smaller, something that can sit on my TV stand.

Naturally I was looking at HTPC cases for this and I really like this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163174

I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work...if I can find a low profile graphics card for it.

I don't want to spend more than $200 on the card. Also a card that supports SLI or Crossfire would be nice so I can always just buy a second one instead of having to get rid of the first one and upgrading it. And the must have for me is HDMI output.

Also really a separate question but the processor I am looking at says it has a graphics accelerator. How well would just that work?

I did some searches on Google and it doesn't look good but all the stuff I found was several years old. Any good low profile graphics cards available now?
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    If you are wanting to build a computer and just use the processors graphics then this is your best bet: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113331
  2. But this is probably the best low profile card you will get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129271
  3. Loaded question but how good is that graphics card? Will is play most games on High, or Medium settings? Will I see noticeable improvement from using two of them with Crossfire.

    How would it compare to say the graphics of an xbox360 or even the xbox one?
  4. medium or high probably, but you would be better off getting a bit larger case and getting a more powerful GPU
  5. Could you do something a little more cube like?
  6. patrick47018 said:
    But this is probably the best low profile card you will get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129271


    That's quite overpriced and gddr3 at $155. Here's one with gddr5 for $90. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161418 But these aren't really gaming worthy. Also cf/sli lower end cards will suffer much more from stuttering. You're really better off staying with a console if you want that form factor.

    You could go with a mini itx build though only a single card or go with a matx mini tower. Being able to use full sized cards will open up all your options.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163231
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163222
  7. k1114 said:
    But these aren't really gaming worthy. Also cf/sli lower end cards will suffer much more from stuttering. You're really better off staying with a console if you want that form factor.

    You could go with a mini itx build though only a single card or go with a matx mini tower. Being able to use full sized cards will open up all your options.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163231
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163222


    Thats fine I can just step up to this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163205

    It's a little more and its taller which I am not a fan of but it's better than having a mid or full tower and those expansion slots appear to be full size.

    EDIT: According to the manufacturer's website this supports graphic cards up to 11 inches long and 4.92" wide.
  8. Alright, then this card would be a good choice for your budget and your case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404
  9. What other parts are you looking at?
  10. k1114 said:
    What other parts are you looking at?


    I am still specing everything out. Next I am looking at CPU. I was looking at this Intel i3 for ~$130. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775

    But then I saw this link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113331

    Faster and more cores for only $20 more, seems like a better bang for the buck, or is there a reason that would make a $130-$150 Intel processor better than this AMD one?
  11. Well the A10-6800K is good for a budget gaming PC
  12. You'd be better off with a fx 6300 or 8320. What's your total budget?
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