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March 9, 2014 10:44:18 PM

I need to upgrade my Small Form Factor Computer's
graphics card.

(its the smallest one)
and here is what I had in mind:
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the vga port comes off and a low profile bracket goes on (I plan to use HDMI)
I'm not sure if It would fit inside my case in the PCEx16 slot
Main Question:
Will this work with my motherboard and will it fit in the bracket slot?
Because my motherboard may be outdated to work with it or something.
or it might make the cpu out of sync with graphics or something annoying like that.

Need more information?
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heres dxdiag:
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feel free to ask for more info on something an thanks for your help if you do so.

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March 9, 2014 11:08:34 PM

Short answer for you, yes. Everything will work fine if you put that GPU in there, but there are better options out there if you have the budget for it, or just tell me and I can find one.
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March 10, 2014 12:59:46 AM

You should look into other GPU since that GeForce 210 is really overpriced.
Look into these (ranked by performance from weakest to strongest, there are even better ones out there for more money)

HD 5450: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD 6450: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GeForce GT 610: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD 6570: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GeFore GT 640: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
R7 250: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 10, 2014 8:14:06 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
You should look into other GPU since that GeForce 210 is really overpriced.
Look into these (ranked by performance from weakest to strongest, there are even better ones out there for more money)

HD 5450: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD 6450: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GeForce GT 610: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD 6570: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GeFore GT 640: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
R7 250: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


thanks for your great suggestions but I Cant really buy online because I live in New Zealand so shipping is not available.
If you think that was overpriced you should see how much it costs in the NZ shop I'm getting it from:
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thanks for your help!

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March 20, 2014 9:04:48 PM

I'm not sure if it will actually fit now
my p.c only has a 160mm long ,50mm high and a 50mm wide space to fit a graphics card (low profile).
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March 20, 2014 9:31:17 PM

Low-profile is standard for all PCI cards, but length and height could be restricted by its case.
Is there a document for it? Or you can just refer me to a link of the exact PC.
Did you measure the interior by rulers?
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March 21, 2014 4:16:38 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
Low-profile is standard for all PCI cards, but length and height could be restricted by its case.
Is there a document for it? Or you can just refer me to a link of the exact PC.
Did you measure the interior by rulers?

yes I measured the interior with a ruler
available space (from inside): 17cm long 6cm wide and 5cm high.
The graphics card is 7 " x 4.76 " Inch which is 17.78cm x 12.0904cm and I think this is its width measurements with the big bracket on and a low profile bracket is 7.9cm wide and fits on the case.
the card looks like it has a massive heat sink (width problem maybe) and I cant find any other measurements for it beside the one above, I need depth and card width(not bracket).
my pc is the dell optiplex 980 Small Form Factor (smallest one possible).
go to page 7 in this document:
http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~phys191r/Bench_Notes/opti...
Spoiler
General Spec
Brand
DELL
Series
OptiPlex
Model
980 (468-9824)
Type
Business Desktops & Workstations
Form Factor
Slim/Small form factor

Power Supply
235W
Operating System
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Expansion
External Bays
1 external 3.5" (slimline)
1 external 5.25" (slimline)
Internal Bays
2 internal 3.5"
PCI Slots (Available/Total)
1 low-profile PCIe x16
1 low-profile PCI

Physical Spec
Dimensions
12.87" x 3.46" x 11.81"
Weight
13.0 lbs

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March 21, 2014 6:51:49 PM

EVGA GT610 will fit http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGAEVG2615&qr=p...

OK, so let's talk about dimensions.
We're clear that the PCI lot width is good to go, because low-profile bracket is a standard and this GT610 supports low-profile.
The length or depth of this card is literally the length of the PCI-E x16 lane slot, measured by the picture that the card does not extend longer than the golden connector on the bottom, which is the PCI-E slot.
The height of the card is no problem either, the card will face downward, oppose from the silver battery. Therefore, the height will extend into blank spaces, unless you have another PCI card installed already.

Does it make sense?
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March 21, 2014 8:20:11 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
EVGA GT610 will fit http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGAEVG2615&qr=p...

OK, so let's talk about dimensions.
We're clear that the PCI lot width is good to go, because low-profile bracket is a standard and this GT610 supports low-profile.
The length or depth of this card is literally the length of the PCI-E x16 lane slot, measured by the picture that the card does not extend longer than the golden connector on the bottom, which is the PCI-E slot.
The height of the card is no problem either, the card will face downward, oppose from the silver battery. Therefore, the height will extend into blank spaces, unless you have another PCI card installed already.

Does it make sense?

yes, thanks, I think the GT610 will be fine but I want to know if the 210 will fit
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March 21, 2014 8:36:37 PM

According to page 20 from the link that you've posted http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~phys191r/Bench_Notes/opti...
It's not possible to fit the ASUS GT210 into your case, as it's too long to fit.

I recommend going with GT610 since it's better performance and fits.
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March 21, 2014 9:00:13 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
According to page 20 from the link that you've posted http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~phys191r/Bench_Notes/opti...
It's not possible to fit the ASUS GT210 into your case, as it's too long to fit.

I recommend going with GT610 since it's better performance and fits.

okay then, Ill get the EVGA GT610 thank you so much!

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March 21, 2014 9:16:08 PM

No problem.

Hope everything goes well. :) 
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April 25, 2014 12:09:55 AM

are the specs good for playing / recording Minecraft? because I can already with the Radeon HD 3400 (with low graphics settings though that's why I plan to upgrade and Its unfortunate that I have a SFF)
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May 5, 2014 11:26:05 PM

will it work with my PSU? because it needs a 300w power supply an I think mines 230w
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