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Physically small board powered graphics card needed

I am an idiot I needed to replace my old xp box (much up graded etc) so I bought a Dell full tower 780 core 2 duo E7500 thinking I could stick my 8800gts in it.
Turns out that it is built backwards (it opens on the right) and will not take a double width graphics card in the cavernous space. The processor cooler gets in the way even if there was a spare blanking plate.
The power supply is pants there are no spare leads to take out any more power.
so I need the best small low power graphics card does any one have any advice. I would like to get as close to balancing my E7500 as possible.
Thanks very much
Zac
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  1. I'm lost, does it need to be single slot width?
  2. yes and unless it is short single slot along it's length as well (well done for cracking the code of my bad english)
  3. can't you just get a bigger case?
  4. Best answer
    This would be alright. Not going to win any power awards, but will get playable performance at low/medium settings: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FONIODI/?tag=pcpapi-20
  5. AshyCFC said:
    can't you just get a bigger case?


    You did not give full weight to the first comment I made.

    A different case will not fit the bizarre mother board the dell case opens on the right unlike every other computer that opens on the left. and the whole rig is just not worth the effort it is prob because of this it only cost me 78gbp including a functioning win7 sticker.
  6. HiTechObsessed said:
    This would be alright. Not going to win any power awards, but will get playable performance at low/medium settings: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FONIODI/?tag=pcpapi-20


    That is a great call looks like a very good solution and it looks like it will fit yay :)
    It is a pci3 card though will it work on my pci2 motherboard?
  7. Yeah, PCIe 3.0 is fully backwards-compatible with 2.1 and 2.0 :)
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