I am disabled and on a very limited fixed income, so can’t afford a new computer at this time. I have a Dell Vostro 200 SLIM. My little Dell has a new CPU/Heatsink and Motherboard and thankfully works great!
I was given a Radeon HD 5670 PCIe video card by a young friend. It has 1GB GDDR5 Memory, Directx X 11/Open GL 3.2 support and DVI/HDMI/PCI Express 2.1 support. This Radeon card works fine in my machine but is too large! .. THE COMPUTER HAS TO RUN WITH ONE SIDE PANEL OFF THE ORIGINAL CASE!
I don’t need anything really state of the art, but like having something more than the onboard video for streaming online ect. and maybe a minecraft game sometimes. People here clearly have integrity and great knowledge, can you recommend a card that is still available with ABOUT THE SAME SPECS .. THAT WILL ALLOW ME TO RUN THE COMPUTER FULLY ASSEMBLED ?? I can spend about $50 or so because the current card is worth around that so I can sell it to buy one that will fit.
measuring from the surface of the motherboard to the very edge of the case is right at 75mm. That would include the part with the graphics card contacts that go into the socket itself. The plastic at the bottom of the socket must have some small width; so I'm guessing somewhere between 70-75mm ?
Hope this helps; if it doesn't let me know; I'll try to find a more precise method.
You are looking for a low-profile video card. A low-profile video card is about half the height of a standard card, and has a shorter bracket attached to it.
Newegg.com has low-profile cards available, however, they don't have one the same as the 5670 you currently have in your $50 budget. Low-profile cards tend to be a bit higher in price because demand is lower.