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Low power/low profile graphics

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September 4, 2013 1:13:59 AM

I got an old HP dc7700p SFF which I would like to reuse as an HTPC, but I feel it would need a bit better graphics. However, I don't want to spend to much on having to switch power-supply as well so at the moment it only got the standard 240W.
Being an SFF it needs to be low-profile max 160mm long or it would hit the processor fan.
I found a few favorable comments on this machine and the Sapphire HD6450 1GB DDR3.
I also found the Asus GeForce GT630-SL-2GD3-L 2GB which might fit, but cost about twice as much here.
So I wonder if it's worth it or if there are any better alternatives given the above requirements?
September 4, 2013 6:21:17 AM

Thanks, but Amazon lists it as 14 inches which wont fit in the case. Also, will it not be loud with 2 fans?
September 8, 2013 11:33:37 AM

Ah, OK, thanks for the info. Just to bad it wont fit in the case then.
September 15, 2013 11:36:02 AM

how much would you be willing to spend on the htpc?

also can you give me what case you have?

i personally have the eMachine el 1358g-51w (terrible i know) but i have upgraded my psu and graphics card and its silent. (fanless vga card)

granted i have bought a 5.25 psu juicer to give it an extra 450w
you can get a external disk drive for 20-80 search newegg, tigerdirect, amazon, or ebay
the extra power psu for 20-40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
card for 40-50 http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/HD6450SL2GD3L/ (i found of newegg for 50 with a 10 MiR)
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